European Industrial Psychosomatics: Recent Perspectives

  • Margaret J. Christie
  • John H. Cullen


Set as this paper is in a session on transcultural aspects of psychosomatics, we aim to review some aspects of European research and of what seems to be a developing area, becoming known as “industrial psychosomatics”. This area is, indeed, transcultural in another sense, in that it spans the academic disciplines of medicine and engineering, as will, we hope, become evident in subsequent sections of our paper. One of the conference themes is “prevention”, and our material is not irrelevant to this, in that we are ultimately concerned with the earliest stages of disease development, with psychophysiological precursors, with detection of these and with the ways in which increased “awareness” might facilitate changes in conditions conducive to disease development by reducing some features of “occupational stress”.


Psychosomatic Medicine Occupational Stress European Economic Community Eccrine Sweat Gland European Foundation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret J. Christie
    • 1
  • John H. Cullen
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Psychobiology Research Unit School of Studies in PsychologyUniversity of BradfordWest YorkshireUK
  2. 2.Psychosomatic UnitThe Irish Foundation for Human DevelopmentDublinIreland

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