Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress

  • Sheldon Cohen
  • Gary W. Evans
  • Daniel Stokols
  • David S. Krantz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 1-23
  3. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 25-45
  4. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 47-102
  5. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 103-142
  6. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 143-183
  7. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 185-233
  8. Sheldon Cohen, Gary W. Evans, Daniel Stokols, David S. Krantz
    Pages 235-244
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 245-284

About this book

Introduction

Eight years ago, four psychologists with varying backgrounds but a common in­ terest in the impact of environmental stress on behavior and health met to plan a study of the effects of aircraft noise on children. The impetus for the study was an article in the Los Angeles Times about architectural interventions that were planned for several noise-impacted schools under the air corridor of Los Angeles Interna­ tional Airport. These interventions created an opportunity to study the same chil­ dren during noise exposure and then later after the exposure had been attenuated. The study was designed to test the generality of several noise effects that had been well established in laboratory experimental studies. It focused on three areas: the relationship between noise and personal control, noise and attention, and noise and cardiovascular response. Two years later, a second study, designed to replicate and extend findings from the first, was conducted.

Keywords

attention behavior children coping environment experiment health intervention methodology stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Sheldon Cohen
    • 1
  • Gary W. Evans
    • 2
  • Daniel Stokols
    • 2
  • David S. Krantz
    • 3
  1. 1.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9380-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9382-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9380-2
  • About this book