This engaging and easy-to-read text helps students identify, understand, and combat the stressors that most affect their lives. In an informal, anecdotal style, author Jerrold Greenberg discusses the latest research findings on the physical, psychological, sociological, and spiritual aspects of stress, as well as the appropriate coping skills.
Dr. Jerrold S. Greenberg is a Professor in the Department of Public and Community Health at the University of Maryland. Dr. Greenberg earned his baccalaureate and masters degrees from The City College of New York, and then continued his education at Syracuse University where he earned his doctorate. Dr. Greenberg has taught at Syracuse University, Boston University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo before accepting his current position at the University of Maryland in 1979. Dr. Greenberg has written over 50 books on such topics as elder care, health, stress management, physical fitness, sexuality, and methods of health education. In addition, he has published over 80 articles in professional journals and lay magazines. Among Dr. Greenberg's honors are included: the University of Maryland Service-Learning Advocate of Year Award for 2003-2004; the American School Health Association's Distinguished Service Award; selection as Alliance Scholar by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Presidential Citation, the Certificate of Appreciation, and the Scholar Award of the American Association for Health Education; selection for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Outstanding Young Men of America, and Who's Who in World Jewry. Dr. Greenberg has also served on the Editorial Boards of the professional journals, Health Education and The Journal of School Health; and as a reviewer for other professional journals. In addition, Dr. Greenberg has conducted stress management workshops for professional, business, and lay organizations throughout the United States.
Part 1 : Scientific Foundations1 : What is Stress? 2: Stress Psychophysiology 3: Stress and Illness/Disease Part 2 : General Applications: Life Situation and Perception Interventions 4: Intervention 5: Life-Situation Interventions: Intrapersonal 6: Life-Situation Interventions: Interpersonal 7: Perception Interventions 8: Spirituality and Stress Part 3: General Applications: Relaxation Techniques 9: Meditation 10: Autogenic Training and Imagery 11: Progressive Relaxation 12: Other Relaxation Techniques Part 4:General Applications: Physiological Arousal and Behavior Change Interventions 13: Physiological Arousal Interventions: Exercise 14: Strategies for Decreasing Stressful Behaviors 15: Diversity and Stress Part 5: Specific Applications 16: Occupational Stress 17: Stress and the College Student 18: Family Stress 19: Stress and Older Adults Appendix A: Stress Information Resources Appendix B: Stress Management Audio and Video Tapes