Dynamics of Stress

Physiological, Psychological and Social Perspectives

  • Mortimer H. Appley
  • Richard Trumbull

Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mortimer H. Appley, Richard Trumbull
      Pages 3-18
  3. Some Theoretical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Richard Trumbull, Mortimer H. Appley
      Pages 21-45
    3. Jerome E. Singer, Laura M. Davidson
      Pages 47-61
    4. Richard S. Lazarus, Susan Folkman
      Pages 63-80
    5. Wolfgang Schönpflug
      Pages 81-98
  4. Psychophysiological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Giselher Guttmann
      Pages 141-155
    3. Klaus R. Scherer
      Pages 157-179
  5. Coping and Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-182
    2. Heinz W. Krohne
      Pages 207-232
  6. Psychosocial Aspects of Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-256
    2. George W. Brown, Bernice Andrews
      Pages 257-282
    3. Shlomo Breznitz
      Pages 295-306
  7. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Mortimer H. Appley, Richard Trumbull
      Pages 309-327
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-342

About this book


It was our privilege, some twenty years ago, to assemble a group of Canadian and American investigators to examine the status of research in the then newly burgeoning field of psychological stress (Appley & Trumbull, 1967). As noted, in Chapter 1 of the present volume, there has been rapid development of the area since then. The conference on which the current volume is based was designed to do three things: 1. to further update the field, 2. to bring European and other perspectives to the subject, and 3. to focus on the status of theory of stress. We believe the reader will agree that all three objectives were accom­ plished, though in so vast and active a field, one can never be totally satisfied. The authors included in this volume are among the leading inves­ tigators in the field. They represent active research centers and programs in Austria, East and West Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Sweden, and the United States. Their chapters make contributions to stress theory and methodology, inform us meaningfully of the perspectives of the various research programs they represent, and provide, collectively, a description of the dynamics of the stress process as currently emerging.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mortimer H. Appley
    • 1
  • Richard Trumbull
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Office of Naval ReseachUSA

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