© 1989

Human Development and Health


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Klaus Hurrelmann
    Pages 27-55
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 129-139

About this book


This book provides an overview of investigations into the interrela­ tions between stressful living conditions, individual coping strategies, and social support networks, on the one hand, and physiological, psychological, and social "health", on the other. Health is used as a broad term, and is defined as a state of physical and mental well­ being by which an individual is capable of processing inner and outer reality in a productive and satisfying manner. The potential stresses and strains inherent in the lifestyles of children, adolescents, and adults in contemporary industrial societies are the prime concern of this book. I try to offer a comprehensive view which takes modern socialization theory as its starting point. Chapter 1 introduces the subject and discusses the psychological and social "costs" that accompany life within modern industrial soci­ ety. Chapter 2 reviews research on types and distribution of social, psychological, and somatic disorders. Chapter 3 explores the risk fac­ tors and constellations of stressful life events, role conflicts, and tran­ sitions and focuses on the changes in types of demand or strains throughout the life span. Chapter 4 contains an analysis of the per­ sonal and social "resources" that can be mobilized if stress occurs.


behavior coping health intervention psychology sociology stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universität BielefeldBielefeldDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Development and Health
  • Authors Klaus Hurrelmann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-50611-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-74330-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-74328-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 139
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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