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

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

by Alan Monat
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275991975
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
Two Volume Set
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.20(d)

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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