Stress, health, and the social environment: a sociobiologic approach to medicine

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Contents

A historical introduction and theoretical concept
1
Basic patterns of social interaction
19
Inherited behavioral patterns as social assets
40
The critical role of early experience and the programming of behavior
57
Monitoring behavioral disturbances in experimental social systems
69
The role of the neocortex and the limbic system in social interaction
92
Functional and structural changes in response to psychosocial stimulation
141
Production of disease in animals by psychosocial stimulation
167
Pathophysiologic consequences of human social disturbance
189
The prevention and treatment of detrimental effects in the psychosocial
218
Small groups and the control of psychosocial stimulation
224
The relaxation response in a religious context
231
Conclusions
240
Glossary of sociobiologk terms
265
Subject index
275
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