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Stress and Its Impact on Society

Author : Daniel Johns
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As documented by health and medical professionals and social and behavioural scientists, stress has a pervasive presence in our society. The effects of stress on both the individual and our culture have received much attention. This book presents the research which explores how the presence of stress has impacted society.

Psychological Aspects of Stress and Its Effects on Society

Author : M. Parameshwara Deva
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Stress in the Modern World Understanding Science and Society 2 volumes

Author : Serena Wadhwa
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An engaging exploration of the scientific theories and medical conditions relating to stress and an examination of case studies that suggest ways to manage, reduce, and prevent stress in everyday life. • Examines the impact of stress on both physical and psychological health and from both theoretical and practical perspectives • Provides broad, detailed coverage that explains what stress is, the effects of stress, and effective—and ineffective—methods of coping with or reducing stress • Includes personal accounts from individuals who explain how a specific coping strategy worked for them, thereby providing suggestions of how readers may be able to improve the quality of their own lives

Stress and Poverty

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The word stress is everywhere and highly overused. Everyone is stressed, it seems, all the time. Looking into the meaning of stress in the natural science and the humanities, this book explores cellular stress as cause of and in correlation with what humans experience as stress. When do we psychologically feel stress and when do we show physiological evidence of stress in our brain? Stress is a deviation from what feels normal and healthy. It can be created by social or economic factors and become chronic, which has substantial impacts on the individual and society as a whole. Focusing on poverty as one chronic inducer of stress, this book explores how the lack of pressure-free time, the hardships and unpredictability of everyday life and a general lack of protection lead to destructive toxic stress. This pressure affects cognitive and social functioning, brain development during childhood and may also result in premature aging. How can the sciences inform our understanding of and our response to stress? What can be done about toxic stress both on a personal level and in terms of structures and policies? The book is written for anyone interested in stress, its causes and consequences, and its relationship to poverty.

The Impact of Occupational Stress on Employee Performance

Author : Annastacia Katee Musila
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This book provides explanation of how the impacts of occupational stress and its effects on the performance of the Kenya Polytechnic University teaching staff. The occupational stress is that stress that is faced by the workers as a result of their job conditions. The author show how the coping strategies employed by the teaching staff and also found out that majority of them were in monogamous marriages. The author recommends the improvement in teamwork and employee support systems. Stress is more likely in some situation than others and some individuals than others. Indeed people are uniquely different and therefore their personality will determine how they perceive their capacity to sail through the challenges that come their way. This book is highly recommended for the scholars, students and researchers who are doing more on occupational stress and its effects on the performance in educational institutions.

Stress and Your Health

Author : Hymie Anisman
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"Covers a wide range of stressor-related topics including therapeutic strategies to deal with stress and factors that hinder treatment of stress"--

Social Stress

Author : Sol Levine
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Physicians are not alone in their concern with stress. Other professionals, such as psychologists and social workers, invoke stress to explain social pathology, for example, alcoholism, suicide, and drug abuse. They are joined by additional individuals in implicating stress in the development of disease. Indeed, conventional wisdom has long noted that to worry, be tense, or take things hard, is to increase one's vulnerability to disease. Sol Levine and Norman A. Scotch argue that whether the focus upon stress is in its origins and its management, or upon its relationship to individual pathology and behavior, it is necessary to appreciate its complexity and its various dimensions. In particular, they discuss and answer the following common questions: To what extent do various work and organizational settings engender stress for various occupants? To what degree does upward and downward social mobility create stress? What are the effects of family disruptions—death, divorce, or desertion—upon the psychological state of the individual? This book presents a clear and comprehensive picture of the phenomena encompassed within the conceptual rubric of stress and to explicate such specific levels or dimensions as the sources of stress, its management, and its consequences. The contributors are top researchers from the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, and medicine. They include Sydney H. Croog, Edward Gross, Barbara Snell Dohrenwend, Bruce P. Dohrenwend, Richard S. Lazarus, Andrew Crider, John Cassell, E. Gartly Jaco, James E. Teele, Robert Scott, and Alan Howard. The work concludes with a statement by the editors summarizing the data and themes that are presented throughout the work. This work should be read by all individuals. In particular, it will be invaluable for sociologists, psychologists, and professional social scientists.

Human Adaptation to Extreme Stress

Author : John P. Wilson
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Organized into three sections, theory, research, and treatment, the 24 contributions to the book represent a multi-disciplinary effort to understand war-related traumatic stress and its impact on life-course development, the aging process, and the diverse coping mechanisms employed by the victims. Survivors studied in the book include victims of th.

The Handbook of Stress Science

Author : Andrew Baum, PhD
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"[F]or those who are entering the field or who want to broaden their perspective, Ibelieve that this Handbook is indispensible. More than just a contribution to the field, theHandbook may well become a classic."--PsycCRITIQUES "The editors fully achieved their goal of producing a state-of-the-science stress reference for use by investigators, educators, and practitioners with clinical and health interests."--Psycho-Oncology "This is an important book about the scientific study of stress and human adaptation. It brings together both empirical data and theoretical developments that address the fundamental question of how psychosocial variables get inside the body to influence neurobiological processes that culminate in physical disease." From the Foreword by David C. Glass, PhD Emeritus Professor of Psychology Stony Brook University Edited by two leading health psychologists, The Handbook of Stress Science presents a detailed overview of key topics in stress and health psychology. With discussions on how stress influences physical health-including its effects on the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems-the text is a valuable source for health psychologists, as well as researchers in behavioral medicine, neuroscience, genetics, clinical and social psychology, sociology, and public health. This state-of-the-art resource reviews conceptual developments, empirical findings, clinical applications, and investigative strategies and tools from the past few decades of stress research. It represents all major approaches to defining stress and describes the themes and developments that characterize the field of health-related stress research. The five sections of this handbook cover: Current knowledge regarding the major biological structures and systems that are involved in the stress response Social-contextual contributions to stress and to processes of adaptation to stress, including the workplace, socioeconomic status, and social support The concept of cognitive appraisal as it relates to stress and emotion psychological factors influencing stress such as, personality, gender, and adult development The evidence linking stress to health-related behaviors and mental and physical health outcomes Research methods, tools, and strategies, including the principles and techniques of both laboratory experimentation and naturalistic stress research

An Introduction to Stress and Health

Author : Hymie Anisman
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"This is a highly entertaining book about a very serious topic. Beautifully written, funny and organized in a way that students and the general public will understand complex notions about stress." - Sonia Lupien, Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal "Perfect for my stress and cognition module, accessible and informative, great level of detail." - James Byron-Daniel, University of the West of England, Bristol An Introduction to Stress and Health is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. It provides a broad perspective of the multiple biological processes influenced by stressful events, the conditions that allow for either exacerbation or diminution of these stressor effects, and the pathological conditions that can emerge as a result of stressful events. Anisman systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years and presents his insights in a lively, interesting pedagogical fashion to allow you to fully appreciate the diversity of the field of stress and its impact on our health. Key features include: A consideration of the value of numerous therapeutic strategies to diminish distress and stress-related pathologies. An exploration of many new conceptual perspectives relevant to stress processes and pathology. Information is presented in an easy-to-read manner with lots of pointers to the key concepts to remember. An Introduction to Stress and Health is an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, stress, health and illness.

Managing Stress

Author : Sumita Roy
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"The world of today brings us face-to-face with situations and contexts which are constant sources of stress. Managing stress, and not stress removal or elimination, is the mantra of the present. We are not aiming to achieve a stress-free society; instead, what we are attempting is to learn how to keep the level of stress within control, to accept its positive dimensions, and not allow its negative dimensions to have adverse effects. Stress is thus a valuable learning experience which brings inner strength and regulates our mental/spiritual health, as well as, gives a fillip to our physical well-being. This book addresses to all these aspects of stress management and is a practical guide for those who want to translate these techniques into practice to make their lives more liveable. "

Job Stress

Author : John M Ivancevich
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Leading theorists and researchers explore the concept of stress in this relevant and well-timed volume. Physicians, psychologists, sociologists, and social psychologists who have been engaged in stress-related projects offer exciting and practical suggestions for applying organizational behavior management principles to the problem of stress. They share timely discussions on the causes and implications of job stress, which affects all levels of employees in business and industrial settings. This stimulating volume addresses the major theoretical perspectives and interpretations of job stress--from the diverse fields of medicine, clinical psychology, engineering psychology, and organizational psychology and proposes stress measurement and stress management interventions. A fascinating review of the empirical research on stress indicates the present state of study on the subject and emphasizes the need for more applied research using OBM principles. There is currently a great deal of disagreement about the meaning of job stress, its effects on people and organizations, and strategies for coping with the phenomenon. The effects of stress on individuals and organizations are thoroughly explored in this timely volume.

Traumatic Stress

Author : Bessel A. Van der Kolk
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This book should be of value to all mental health professionals, researchers, and students interested in traumatic stress, as well as legal professionals dealing with PTSD-related issues.

Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Author : American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Vols. 2, 4-11, 62-68 include the Society's Membership list; v. 55-80 include the Journal of applied mechanics (also issued separately) as contributions from the Society's Applied Mechanics Division.

Heat Stress Tolerance in Plants

Author : Shabir H. Wani
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Demystifies the genetic, biochemical, physiological, and molecular mechanisms underlying heat stress tolerance in plants Heat stress—when high temperatures cause irreversible damage to plant function or development—severely impairs the growth and yield of agriculturally important crops. As the global population mounts and temperatures continue to rise, it is crucial to understand the biochemical, physiological, and molecular mechanisms of thermotolerance to develop ‘climate-smart’ crops. Heat Stress Tolerance in Plants provides a holistic, cross-disciplinary survey of the latest science in this important field. Presenting contributions from an international team of plant scientists and researchers, this text examines heat stress, its impact on crop plants, and various mechanisms to modulate tolerance levels. Topics include recent advances in molecular genetic approaches to increasing heat tolerance, the potential role of biochemical and molecular markers in screening germplasm for thermotolerance, and the use of next-generation sequencing to unravel the novel genes associated with defense and metabolite pathways. This insightful book: Places contemporary research on heat stress in plants within the context of global climate change and population growth Includes diverse analyses from physiological, biochemical, molecular, and genetic perspectives Explores various approaches to increasing heat tolerance in crops of high commercial value, such as cotton Discusses the applications of plant genomics in the development of thermotolerant ‘designer crops’ An important contribution to the field, Heat Stress Tolerance in Plants is an invaluable resource for scientists, academics, students, and researchers working in fields of pulse crop biochemistry, physiology, genetics, breeding, and biotechnology.

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Stress Analysis

Author : Society for Experimental Stress Analysis
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Vol. 1, no. 1 contains Proceedings of the 17th (or the last) Eastern Photoelasticity Conference.

Tranquility Denied

Author : Anthony Hordern
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Stress of War Conflict and Disaster

Author : George Fink
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Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. Following on the heels of Stress Science: Neuroendocrinology and Stress Consequences: Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic, this third derivative volume will provide a readily accessible and affordable compendium that explains the phenomenon of stress as it relates physically and mentally to war, conflict and disaster. The first section will be dedicated to study of the link between stress and various forms of conflict. Specific instances of conflict will be discussed - the Gulf wars, Korea, Hiroshima bombing, the Holocaust, 9/11, Northern Ireland, terrorism in general, torture. The second section will explore the stress impact of more general physical disasters such as airline and vehicle accidents, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. The final section will focus on the clinical relationship between conflict stress and various mental diseases – PTSD, suicide, disaster syndrome, etc – as well as the adverse impact of stress on human physical health in general. Comprised of about 100 top articles selected from Elsevier’s Encyclopedias of Stress, the volume will provide a valuable desk reference that will put relevant articles readily at the fingertips of all scientists who consider stress. Chapters offer impressive and unique scope with topics addressing the relationship between stress generated by war, conflict and disaster and various physical/mental disorders Richly illustrated with over 200 figures, dozens in color Articles carefully selected by one of the world’s most preeminent stress researchers and contributors represent the most outstanding scholarship in the field, with each chapter providing fully vetted and reliable expert knowledge


Author : Ann Gignac
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Gives an overview of causes and effects of job stress, particularly in customer-contact employees in a hotly-competitive market today. Includes recommendations on how to minimize effects of work-related stress.

Organizational Stress

Author : Cary L. Cooper
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This book is a new comprehensive and thought-provoking resource that examines stress in organizational contexts. It reviews the sources and outcomes of job-related stress, the methods used to assess levels and consequences of occupational stress, along with the strategies that might be used by individuals and organizations to confront stress and its associated problems. It focuses on the future of work, where it is going and the role industrial and organizational psychologists can play in better understanding the dynamics of occupational stress. An excellent resource for Ph.D. students, academics and professionals.