Stress-Related Transactions between Person and Environment

  • Richard S. Lazarus
  • Raymond Launier


Because stress implies a particular kind of commerce between a person (or animal) and environment, it provides an ideal vehicle for addressing the subject matter of this book on internal and external determinants of behavior. We believe this issue is expressed especially well by differentiating between two metatheoretical concepts, transaction and interaction. We have been drawn inexorably toward an emphasis on transaction by the very nature of stress phenomena and the evolving theoretical perspective within which we have worked.


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  • Richard S. Lazarus
    • 1
  • Raymond Launier
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley

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