The Praeger Handbook on Stress and Coping


The Praeger Handbook on Stress and Coping



Edited by Alan Monat, Richard S. Lazarus, and Gretchen Reevy.

Includes a chapter by former college at Brockport faculty member, David F. Duncan: Growing up under the gun : children and adolescents coping with violent neighborhoods.

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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Westport, CT : Praeger, c2007.

2 v. (xxxvi, 601 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Psychiatry and Psychology


Health Science


Located in Drake Library at: BF575.S75 P73 2007

CONTENTS: Foreword by / Yochi Cohen-Charash -- pt. I The stress concept. Stress : a brief history from the 1950s to Richard Lazarus / Cary L. Cooper and Philip Dewe -- Stress and emotion : a new synthesis / Richard S. Lazarus -- Work stress : macro-level work stressors / Lorne Sulsky and Carlla Smith -- The wisdom of the receptors : neuropeptides, the emotions, and bodymind / Candace B. Pert -- Allostatic load : when protection gives way to damage / Bruce McEwen and Elizabeth Norton Lasley -- pt. II Stress and illness. Dr. Dean Ornish's program for reversing heart disease / Dean Ornish -- Racial differences in attitudes regarding cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment / LeChauncy D. Woodard ... [et al.] -- Stress : health and illness / Fiona Jones and Jim Bright -- The noonday demon : an atlas of depression / Andrew Solomon -- Why zebras don't get ulcers : stress, metabolism, and liquidating your assets / Robert M. Sapolsky -- Psychological factors and immunity in HIV infection : stress, coping, social support, and intervention outcomes / Susan Kennedy -- pt. III. Posttraumatic stress. Epidemiologic studies of trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other psychiatric disorders / Naomi Breslau -- Posttraumatic stress disorder and terrorism / Alyssa Lee, Mohan Isaac and Aleksandar Janca -- Neuropsychological processes in posttraumatic stress disorder / Julia Golier and Rachel Yehuda -- Growing up under the gun : children and adolescents coping with violent neighborhoods / David F. Duncan -- pt. IV Coping concept. What does it mean to cope? / Chris L. Kleinke -- Cultivating optimism in childhood and adolescence / Jane Gillham and Karen Reivich -- The story of hardiness : twenty years of theorizing, research, and practice / Salvatore R. Maddi -- Racing against your heart / Roger R. Hock -- Sex-related differences in the social support-stress relationship / Gretchen Reevy -- pt. V. Examples of coping. It's not about the bike : my journey back to life / Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins -- Experiences in early-stage Alzheimer's disease : understanding the paradox of acceptance and denial / Colleen R. MacQuarrie -- Coping with test situations : resources, strategies, and adaptational outcomes / Moshe Zeidner -- The Black Scholar interviews Maya Angelou / Robert Chrisman -- pt. VI. Stress management. Massage therapy effects / Tiffany M. Field -- What we really know about mindfulness-based stress reduction / Scott R. Bishop -- Yoga for stress reduction and injury prevention at work / Shira Taylor Gura -- Psychotherapy : a cognitive perspective / George S. Everly Jr. and Jeffrey M. Lating -- Stress and diet / Elizabeth Somer -- Exercise treatment for Major depression : maintenance of therapeutic benefit / Michael Babyak ... [et al.] -- Attitudes and beliefs about 12-step groups among addiction treatment clients and clinicians : identifying obstacles to participation / Alexandre B. Laudet.

The Praeger Handbook on Stress and Coping