Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress: Patterns of Physiological Response / Edition 1

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This volume introduces and critically examines the major experiments exploring hypertension, and places them within a behavioral/psychosomatic framework. The balanced treatment and extensive referencing will prove invaluable for students, psychologists and others interested in individual differences, clinicians, and health educators.
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A self-contained introduction to the changes in cardiovascular activity, hypertension in particular, associated with exposure to psychological stress. Based on the thesis that the degree of cardiac reaction to stress, which varies among individuals, may be linked to the risk of later heart disease. Addressed to behavioral scientists who may have little knowledge of medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Orientation: Concepts, Systems, and Methods: Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress. The Nervous, Cardiovascular, and Endocrine Systems. Modeling Stress and Assessing Reactivity in the Laboratory. Hypertension. Laboratory Investigation of Cardiovascular Reactivity: Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Reactivity. CardiacMetabolic Dissociation. Genetic Determinants of Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Reactivity. Constitutional, Renal, and Personality Factors as Contributors to Individual Differences in Reactivity. Everyday Reactivity and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: LaboratoryField Generalization of Cardiovascular Activity. The Risk Identification Prool. Other Areas of Cardiovascular Reactivity and Behavioral Medicine Research and Some Final Thoughts. Index.

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