Individual Differences, Stress, and Health Psychology

Individual Differences, Stress, and Health Psychology

by Michel P. Janisse (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461283676
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Series: Contributions to Psychology and Medicine
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 The Impact of Certain Emotions in Cardiovascular Disorders.- Arrhythmias.- Sudden Cardiac Death.- Hypertension.- Anger and Hypertension.- Habits.- Anxiety and Cardiovascular Disease.- Mitral Valve Disease.- Type A Behavior Pattern and Ischemic Heart Disease.- 2 Hassles, Health, and Happiness.- Attitudes Toward Mental Health.- Stress, Anxiety, Vulnerability, and Illness.- Dynamic Interactionism.- Stress, Vulnerability, and Anxiety Research.- Hassles.- Stress, Biochemical Changes, and Illness.- Happiness and Optimism.- Conclusions.- 3 The Type A Behavior Pattern and Coronary Heart Disease: Physiological and Psychological Dimensions.- Physiological Dimensions of the Type A Behavior Pattern.- Psychological Dimensions of the Type A Behavior Pattern.- Conclusion.- 4 Sensation Seeking, Risk Taking, and Health.- Hypertension.- Smoking.- Reflections on Personality and Health.- 5 The Experience, Expression, and Control of Anger.- Anger, Hostility, and Aggression: The AHA! Syndrome.- The Expression of Anger.- Summary and Conclusions.- 6 Social Support, Personality, and Health.- Stress and Illness.- Social Support: Environmental and Individual Differences Perspectives.- Social Support and Illness.- Methodological and Research Needs.- What Is Social Support?.- 7 Personality and Stress as Causal Factors in Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease.- 8 Tempermental Dimensions as Co-Determinants of Resistance to Stress.- Sources of Individual Differences in Studying Stress.- Personality Dimensions as Sources of Individual Differences in Stress.- Reactivity as a Co-Determinant of Resistance to Stress.- Author Index.

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