Other Areas of Cardiovascular Reactivity and Behavioral Medicine Research and Some Final Thoughts

Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)


This volume has addressed the use of the psychophysiological strategy in the investigation of how cardiovascular reactivity might be related to the development of essential hypertension. As indicated in Chapter 1, we have focused on the first part of Schwartz and Weiss’s (1978, p. 250) definition of behavioral medicine, that is, on “the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to health and illness.” At this point in the text, however, it is appropriate to mention some of the areas of reactivity research that have not been discussed in detail, and to provide the reader with some further readings that can serve as a starting point for following up on topics of particular interest.


Behavioral Medicine Ambulatory Blood Pressure Mental Stress Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Psychosomatic Medicine 
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Further Reading

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  1. 1.University of TennesseeMemphisUSA

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