Stress & health: biological and psychological interactions

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Sage Publications, 2005 - Medical - 279 pages

Stress and Health: Biological and Psychological Interactions, Second Edition examines the biological links between our emotions and changes in our health. Author William R. Lovallo provides an introduction to the concept of psychological stress, its physiological manifestations, and its effects on health and disease. The book concentrates on the psychophysiological relationship between cognitions, emotions, brain functions, and the peripheral mechanisms by which the body is regulated. Stress and Health is the only book on the biology of psychological stress for students and researchers in the behavioral sciences.

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Contents

Behavioral Medicine and Biomedicine
1
Psychosocial Models of Health and Disease
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History of the Concept of Stress
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William R. Lovallo's research is concerned with relationships between states of stress, biological responses, and their implications for health. His current projects address cardiovascular and endocrine responses during mental stress and effects of caffeine and stress on persons at risk for hypertension. He completed his doctorate in biological psychology at the University of Oklahoma in 1978. Since that time, he has served as Director of the Behavioral Sciences Laboratories at the VA Medical Center and is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He has also served as Associate Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions. He has served on several advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration.

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