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Stress Management : From Basic Science to Better Practice,9780761929468

Stress Management : From Basic Science to Better Practice

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 10/5/2004
Publisher(s): Sage Publications, Inc


Stress Management: From Basic Science to Better Practice examines documented pathways between stress and health and develops the scientific foundations for sound interventions. The book begins with a broad review of the term ' stress' and its importance for health. The text then provides a critical examination of the elements of the stress process, extracts supporting research for a rationale of stress management and describes various stress management techniques and their effectiveness.

Table of Contents

Stress: Definitions and Pathways to Disease
Scientific and popular definitions
How can stress be measured?
A history of models for stress and health
Understanding stress responsivity
"Take-Home Messages" that are pertinent to stress management
Elements of the Stress Process and Implications for Stress Management
A model of the stress process, its major components and moderating variables
Stressors and stressor properties of relevance for stress management
Coping skills: Cognitions and behaviors
Physiological stress response: Recovery or exhaustion
Implications of basic stress research for intervention protocols
Descriptions, Rationales, and Outcomes of Stress Management Interventions
Rationales and outcomes
Review of the effects of specific techniques, rationales, and outcomes
Stress management effects for specific populations
Stress management effects on specific endpoints
Summary of the effects of stress management
Now What? A Summary, Reflections, and Recommendations
Major conclusions
Defining stress management and questioning rationales
What about the needed, shared definition for stress management?
Reflections on communication
Effective ingredients and delivery modes for stress management
Action plan
About the Author
Author Index
Subject Index
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