The Praeger Handbook on Stress and Coping [Two Volumes] [2 volumes] / Edition 1

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Overview

One of the most famed figures in the psychology field worldwide, the late Richard Lazarus worked with coeditors Alan Monat and Gretchen Reevy to fashion this anthology focused on one area of psychology nearly every person can relate to—stress. A team of researchers presents current and classic findings on the mental and physical effects of stress, as well as the means to manage and cope with everyday stress as well as extreme stress. Included are chapters by Lance Armstrong on coping with cancer and a chapter by Dean Ornish explaining how stress—self-imposed or not—affects the heart.

Today factors ranging from war, terrorism, and disaster to discrimination, divorce, and daily job struggles make all of us painfully aware of stress. This set gives readers across backgrounds a solid introduction to classic and contemporary thought in a field so relevant to successful living. These volumes will also be of interest to researchers, students, and scholars in psychology, health science, psychiatry, nursing, and physical education.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This handbook is recommended for all libraries (especially academic) as well as professionals in related fields."

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American Reference Books Annual

"In 31 narrative and research essays contributors ranging from academics to athletes and counselors to physicians address research on the mental and physical effects of stress as well as techniques to use to control or at least cope with stress. They describe the concept of stress and how it developed from the 1950s onward, linkages between stress and emotion, work stress, and neuropeptides' effects on the mind-body connection. Essays on stress and illness cover allostatic load, heart disease and racial differences in attitudes about it, depression, the role of metabolism and coping with HIV, while those on post-traumatic stress cover epidemiological studies, terrorism, neuropsychological processes and violent environments. The focus then shifts to coping, including cultivating optimism, developing a holistic coping system, caring for health and managing stress through group work, diet and exercise. Co-editors include the late expert Richard S. Lazarus."

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SciTech Book News

"Stress is a phenomenon that is intuitively grasped by most people, yet its scientific construct and clinical applications are surprisingly unsettled while also quite promising, as revealed in this valuable anthology. The editors-Monat, noted scholar and researcher Richard S. Lazarus, and Gretchen Reevy have provided a diverse collection of previously published articles on various aspects of the subject, including research reviews, theoretical discussions, and personal narratives (e.g., Lance Armstrong on battling cancer). The book is organized into five sections covering a description of the stress concept and its physiological and psychological manifestations, stress and illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and stress management and coping styles. While most of the well-chosen articles are scholarly, some, particularly those on handling stress, could be useful to self-help-minded general readers….As an authoritative, wide-ranging, and timely compilation on a significant contemporary problem, this work is recommended for academic libraries and allied health collections."

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Library Journal

"[A] very comprehensive, informative, intellectually challenging, research-based, and scholarly encyclopedia on stress and coping. It gives readers solid historical and classic information, as well as contemporary thought and theories in the field of stress, that will be of significant value for researchers, students, scholars, and professionals in the fields of psychology, health sciences, medicine, pharmacology, psychiatry, nursing, and physical education….The editors' and contributors' skill in writing, their encyclopedic knowledge, clarity of thought, professional integrity, commitment to hard work, and team spirit shine in all 601 pages of this most comprehensive handbook….an excellent text and essential reading material for doctoral students, researchers, scholars, and professionals."

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PsycCRITIQUES

Library Journal

Stress is a phenomenon that is intuitively grasped by most people, yet its scientific construct and clinical applications are surprisingly unsettled while also quite promising, as revealed in this valuable anthology. The editors-Monat (Coll. of Science, California State Univ., East Bay), noted scholar and researcher Richard S. Lazarus (coauthor, Coping with Aging; Stress and Emotion), and Gretchen Reevy (psychology, California State Univ., East Bay)-have provided a diverse collection of previously published articles on various aspects of the subject, including research reviews, theoretical discussions, and personal narratives (e.g., Lance Armstrong on battling cancer). The book is organized into five sections covering a description of the stress concept and its physiological and psychological manifestations, stress and illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and stress management and coping styles. While most of the well-chosen articles are scholarly, some, particularly those on handling stress, could be useful to self-help-minded general readers. Each section includes references for additional study as well as vocabulary lists and elementary explanations of statistical techniques. Chapters also provide informative insights into emergent subfields of psychology like health psychology, psychoimmunology, and so-called positive psychology and resilience behavior. As an authoritative, wide-ranging, and timely compilation on a significant contemporary problem, this work is recommended for academic libraries and allied health collections.
—Antoinette Brinkman

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275991975
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: Two Volume Set
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN MONAT is Associate Dean at the College of Science, California State University, East Bay. He has done consulting and workshops and also taught Stress and Coping for 30 years.

The late RICHARD S. LAZARUS was an eminent, internationally known figure in psychology, one of the field's foremost authorities on emotion and stress. He won a Guggenheim Fellowship, was a Professor of psychology for 45 years at the University of California at Berkeley, and authored 13 earlier books.

GRETCHEN MARIA REEVY is a Lecturer in Psychology at California State University, East Bay. She has taught Stress and Coping for 11 years.

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Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Illustrations

Abbreviations

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: The Stress Concept

Introduction to The Stress Concept"

Chapter 1: Stress: A Brief History

The Twentieth Century: From the 1950s to Richard Lazarus

Chapter 2: Stress and Emotion: A New Synthesis

Stress and Emotion

Chapter 3: Work Stress

Macro-Level Work Stressors

Chapter 4: The Wisdom of the Receptors: Neuropeptides, the Emotions, and Bodymind

Chapter 5: Allostatic Load: When Protection Gives Way to Damage

Part II: Stress and Illness

Introduction to Stress and Illness

Chapter 6: Dr. Dean Ornishs Program for Reversing Heart Disease

Chapter 7: Racial Differences in Attitudes Regarding Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment

Chapter 8: Stress : Myth, Theory and Research

Stress : Health and Illness

Chapter 9: The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Chapter 10: Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers

Stress, Metabolism, and Liquidating Your Assets

Chapter 11: Psychological Factors and Immunity in HIV Infection

Stress, Coping, Social Support, and Intervention Outcomes

Part III: Posttraumatic Stress

Introduction to Posttraumatic Stress

Chapter 12: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Terrorism

Chapter 13: Neuropsychological Processes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Chapter 14: Growing Up Under the Gun: Children and Adolescents

Coping with Violent Neighborhoods

Glossary

Index

Contributors

Volume II

:Figures and Tables

Abbreviations

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part IV: TheCoping Concept

Introduction to The Coping Concept

Chapter 16: What Does It Mean to Cope?

Chapter 17: Cultivating Optimism in Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 18: The Story of Hardiness: Twenty Years of Theorizing, Research, and Practice

Chapter 19: Racing Against Your Heart

Chapter 20: Sex-related Differences in the Social SupportStress Relationship

Part V: Examples of Coping

Introduction to Examples of Coping

Chapter 21: Its Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Chapter 22: Experiences in Early Stage Alzheimers Disease: Understanding the Paradox of Acceptance and Denial

Chapter 23: Coping with Test Situations: Resources, Strategies, and Adaptational Outcomes

Chapter 24: The Black Scholar Interviews Maya Angelou

Part VI: Stress Management

Introduction to Stress Management

Chapter 25: Massage Therapy Effects

Chapter 26: What We Really Know about Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Chapter 27: Yoga for Stress Reduction and Injury Prevention at Work

Chapter 28: Psychotherapy : A Cognitive Perspective

Chapter 29: Stress and Diet

Chapter 30: Exercise Treatment for Major Depression: Maintenance of Therapeutic Benefit

Chapter 31: Attitudes and Beliefs about 12-Step Groups among Addiction Treatment Clients and Clinicians: Identifying Obstacles to Participation

Glossary

Index

Contributors

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