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Constitutional Differences in Physiologic Adaptation to Stress and Distress

  • Samuel A. Corson
  • Elizabeth O’Leary Corson

Abstract

Because of the widespread confusion about the definition of the term “stress,” we shall use the definition as stated by Selye in his latest writings: “Stress is the non-specific response of the body to any demand made upon it” (Selye, 1971). In this sense, stress represents a reaction of a living organism to any stimuli which would tend to disturb the homeokinetic state or which would tend to satisfy the particular drives (needs) of the organism at a particular time.

Keywords

Aversive Stimulus Life Change Extinction Session Conditioning Room Salivary Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel A. Corson
    • 1
  • Elizabeth O’Leary Corson
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Cerebrovisceral Physiology, Division of Behavioral and Neurobiological Sciences, Departments of Psychiatry and BiophysicsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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