This interdisciplinary work addresses the psychology of stress and its effect on health. Contributors offer diverse perspectives on stress and its relations to public health and epidemiology, medical sociology, social psychiatry, experimental and clinical psychology, nursing studies, and animal physiology. Provided is an assessment of the various ways in which personal control is invoked in a range of health-relevant issues. The current state of knowledge is summarized, and opportunities for new developments are highlighted. Three major sections address the role of control in job settings and its influence on health; the relationship of control to clinical problems such as pain, stress, and heart disease; and the pathways through which control affects behavior and psychobiological responses, from an experimental perspective.
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Table of Contents
Control and Health: A Personal Perspective (S. Syme).
Personal Control in an Occupational Context (K. Parkes).
Personal Control at Work and Health: A Review of Epidemiological Studies in Sweden (T. Theorell).
Restricted Status Control and Cardiovascular Risk (J. Siegrist & H. Matschinger).
THE CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE.
Assessment of Control in Health-Care Settings (K. Wallston).
Information, Coping and Control in Patients Undergoing Surgery and Stressful Medical Procedures (S. Miller, et al.).
Perceived Control and the Experience of Pain (A. Arntz & A. Schmidt).
The Relationship Between Anxiety, Lack of Control and Loss of Control (S. Mineka & K. Kelly).
Life Events, Personal Control and Depression (J. Ormel & R. Sanderman).
Loss of Control, Vital Exhaustion and Coronary Heart Disease (A. Appels).
MECHANISMS RELATING STRESS WITH CONTROL.
Psychophysiological Consequences of Behavioral Choice in Aversive Situations (K. Phillips).
The Role of Controllability in Cardiovascular Activation and Cardiovascular Disease: Help or Hinderance?
(A. Öhman & G. Bohlin).
Neuroendocrine Correlates of Control and Coping (R. Dantzer).
Social Control in Relation to Neuroendocrine and Immunological Responses (J. Koolhaas & B. Bohus).
The Significance of Personal Control in Health and Disease (A. Steptoe).