© 1995

Extreme Stress and Communities: Impact and Intervention

  • Stevan E. Hobfoll
  • Marten W. de Vries

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: Focusing on the Community in the Case of Extreme Stress

  3. Basic Stress Concepts and Where They Lead in the Study of Community Stress (Overview)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-31
    2. Donald Meichenbaum
      Pages 33-61
    3. Camille B. Wortman, Katherine B. Carnelley, Darrin R. Lehman, Christopher G. Davis, Julie Juola Exline
      Pages 83-103
    4. Matthias Jerusalem, Krzysztof Kaniasty, Darrin R. Lehman, Christian Ritter, Gordon J. Turnbull
      Pages 105-129
  4. Resources to Offset Stress: Applications to the Community Context (Overview)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-135
    2. Stevan E. Hobfoll, Sylvester Briggs, Jennifer Wells
      Pages 137-158
    3. Ralf Schwarzer, Matthias Jerusalem
      Pages 159-177
    4. Irwin G. Sarason, Barbara R. Sarason, Gregory R. Pierce
      Pages 179-197
  5. Bridges to Community Stress (Overview)

  6. Long-Term Effects of Community Stress (Overview)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-306
    2. Bonnie L. Green
      Pages 307-324

About this book


Extreme Stress and Communities: Impact and Intervention is the first volume to address traumatic stress from a community perspective. The authors, drawn from among the world's leaders in psychology, psychiatry and anthropology, examine how extreme stress, such as war, disasters and political upheaval, interact in their effects on individuals, families and communities. The book is rich in both theoretical insight and practical experience. It informs readers about how to adopt a community perspective and how to apply this perspective to policy, research and intervention.


Design Familie Holocaust Integration Nation anthropology cognition psychiatry psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Stevan E. Hobfoll
    • 1
  • Marten W. de Vries
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Psychology CenterKent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry & Neuropsychology, Section of Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric EpidemiologyUniversity of Limburg and the International Institute for Psycho-social and Socio-ecological Research (IPSER)MaastrichtThe Netherlands

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