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This new work offers a comprehensive survey of recent scientific and clinical information on personal stress. The opening section deals with basic issues, covering such areas as life events, social support, and stress arousal. It discusses psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral views of stress, as well as the book's guiding perspective: the transactional approach to stress and coping.
I. STRESS BASICS. 1. The Study of Stress. 2. A New Look in Stress Research. 3. The Stress Arousal Response. 4. Cognitive Models of Stress: Clinical Psychology. 5. The Transactional Matrix. II. STRESS, HEALTH, AND ILLNESS. 6. Personality and Disease. 7. Stress and Illness. 8. Stress, Fitness, and Health. III. APPLICATION OF CONCEPTS. 9. Crises, Catastrophes, and Disasters. 10. Stress, Life Span, and the Family. 11. Work Stress. 12. The Environment and Society. III. INTERVENTIONS. 13. Relaxation. 14. Active Coping Techniques. 15. Active Coping: Complex and Cognitive Approaches. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.
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