The Nature of Chronic Stress

  • Blair Wheaton
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


In 1984, the middle span of a bridge over a river on I-95 between New York and Boston collapsed near midnight, extinguishing the lights along the highway for miles leading up to a bridge. Without the usual light, cars hurtled off the last intact span into the black waters below, until the driver of a semi-trailer saw the gap, squealed to a stop, and purposely jackknifed his truck to block the way.


Chronic Stress Stressful Life Event Stress Model Psychosocial Stress Elastic Limit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Blair Wheaton
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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