9780534265021

Stress and Health

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534265021

  • ISBN10:

    0534265022

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-08-28
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Rice offers the most comprehensive, research-based introduction to stress management and personal health programming available, addressing the theoretical aspects of stress and stress management. With clear, non-technical language packed with lively examples, he helps readers to identify personally with content and process. He includes the information, techniques, and skills needed to deal effectively with both physical and psychological stress and for readers to become informed consumers of personal health planning information. The book offers up-to-date coverage of theories and research in stress management; definitions and examples of physical and psychological stress; personal, family, social, and work-related stress management methods; and stress reduction techniques, including relaxation, autogenics; anxiety management, meditation, biofeedback, time management, nutrition, and exercise.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Principles and Issues: The Background 2(65)
Stress Concepts, Theories, and Models
3(29)
Stress Research: Logic, Design, and Process
32(35)
PART 2 Biopsychological Foundations of Stress 67(92)
The Cognitive Stress System: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations
69(26)
Personality and Stress: Traits, Types, and Biotypes
95(32)
The Physiology of Stress: The Brain, Body, and Immune Systems
127(32)
PART 3 Social Systems and Stress 159(124)
Stress in the Family: Adjustment, Conflict, and Disruption
161(31)
Job Stress: Dissatisfaction, Burnout, and Obsolescence
192(27)
Social Sources of Stress: Social, Technological, and Life-Changes
219(31)
Environmental Stress: Disaster, Pollution, and Overcrowding
250(33)
PART 4 Coping, Relaxation, and Imagery 283(88)
Coping Strategies: Controlling Stress
285(21)
Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Premises and Process
306(21)
Cognitive and Imagery Techniques: Autogenics, Desensitization, and Stress Inoculation
327(25)
The Concentration Techniques: Meditation and Biofeedback
352(19)
PART 5 Student Stressors, Nutrition, and Exercise 371(54)
Student Survival Skills: Transitions and the Paper Chase
373(21)
Behavioral Health Strategies: Nutrition and Exercise
394(31)
Appendix
Relaxation Instructions 425

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