Dynamics of Stress and Its Control

  • Mortimer H. Appley
  • Richard Trumbull
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


The chapters presented in this volume have offered some fifteen current perspectives on the nature of stress. They give evidence of the significant maturing that has occurred in stress study—and particularly stress theory—since the mid-1960s, when we reviewed the field in a somewhat similar manner (Appley & Trumbull, 1967). Despite some remaining points of contention, we believe that an increasing consensus has been developing among investigators about the factors that contribute to the dynamics of the stress process.


Social Support Coping Strategy Physiological System Daily Hassle Stress Process 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mortimer H. Appley
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard Trumbull
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Clark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Office of Naval ResearchUSA
  4. 4.BethesdaUSA

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