Stress

Stress : Myth,Research and Theory

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Appropriate as a core text for teaching stress at advanced undergraduate and MSc level within courses on health, and occupational or applied psychology. This book provides a broad, accessible introduction to the major issues relating to stress. It bridges the gap between popularised, or very basic, treatments of the subject on the one hand, and highly specialised academic research on the other, to give a good critical overview of the subject for undergraduate and Masters-level students.show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130411892
  • 9780130411891
  • 1,179,184

About Fiona Jones

"Fiona Jones" is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire. She is chartered Health Psychologist and conducts research and consultancy as well as publishing extensively on the topic of stress. "Jim Bright" is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of New South Wales. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Chair of the Australian Psychological Society Sydney College of Organisational Psychologists. He has published extensively in the area of Applied Psychology.show more

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(front cover) Stress: Myth, Research and Theory Fiona Jones and Jim Bright (spine) Stress: Myth, Research and Theory Fiona Jones and Jim Bright Prentice Hall Europe logo (back cover) Stress: Myth, Research and Theory Fiona Jones and Jim Bright Stress has become an issue which affects nearly every part of our lives, having an impact on our work, health and personal relationships. At the same time it remains a controversial phenomenon. Despite the high profile it has in the media and the public consciousness, there are many who consider stress a problematic term which has been used indiscriminately to describe a wide range of very different symptoms and problems. This book attempts a clear overview of our current understanding of stress. It combines laboratory findings with real world research and looks at the limitations of both. Summarising current theory, it highlights some of the popular misconceptions about stress, providing a valuable resource in terms of suggestions for further reading and the guidance it provides through a developing and complex field. About the authors: Fiona Jones is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire. She is a chartered Health Psychologist and conducts research and consultancy as well as publishing extensively on the topic of stress. Jim Bright is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of New South Wales. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Chair of the Australian Psychological Society Sydney College of Organisational Psychologists. He has published extensively in the area of Applied Psychology.show more

Table of contents

Part 1: What is Stress? 1. Stress: the concept 2. Approaches to studying stress 3. The physiology of stress Part II: What Effects Might Stress Have? 4. Stress: health and illness 5. Cognition, stress and anxiety Part III: Why do People React Differently to Stressors? 6. Individual differences 7. Coping 8. Social support Part IV: A Focus on Work Stress 9. Work stress 10. The Home-work interface Part V: Stress Reduction Strategies 11. Stress interventions. Conclusion: Myths, Theory and Researchshow more

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