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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York, London .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Joseph E. McGrath.
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Open LibraryOL22705432M
ISBN 100030802806

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Stress can be considered to be a psychological reaction to an imbalance between demand on the worker and the workers' ability to do the job to a satisfactory degree of comfort or expectation. The body's response to stress is the same as the normal response to a threat, the so-called “flight or fight” response. When the threat is not concrete, however, or when it is unavoidable and . Social and Psychological Factors in Stress: Authors: Joseph Edward McGrath, Irwin Altman, United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Editor: Joseph Edward McGrath: Contributors: University of Illinois. Department of Psychology, United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research. Social and psychological factors in stress Hardcover – January 1, See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — $ $ Hardcover from $ Format: Hardcover. S.M. Monroe, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychological stress is a popular term denoting processes believed to contribute to a variety of mental and physical conditions. Despite widespread interest in the construct and its consequences for health and well-being, there is little consensus on definitions for .

Social factors include general factors at the level of human society concerned with social structure and social processes that impinge on the individual. Psychological factors include individual-level processes and meanings that influence mental states. Sometimes, these words are combined as “psychosocial.” This is shorthand term for the. Beside the strictly personal, psychological factors which might be impinging on the health of a particular individual, there is a more generalized psychologically phenomenon which has come to be known as "stress" and which affects everyone to some degree and can affect certain individuals Size: 57KB. Stress-related outcomes also vary according to personal and environmental factors. Personal risk factors for the development of depression, anxiety, or PTSD after a serious life event, disaster, or trauma include prior psychiatric history, neuroticism, female gender, and other sociodemographic variables (Green , McNally , Patton et Cited by: Norbert Kathmann, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), Stressful Life Events and Traumatization. Several psychological factors that qualify to be etiologically relevant have been confirmed by empirical studies. Stressful life events are a general risk for the incidence of mental disorders and are also associated with OCD.

psychological factors, such as examinations in school and problems in social relation- ships, and life changes, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or a job termination. They also include daily hassles, such as traffic jams, and physical environmental factors. Stress generally refers to two things: the psychological perception of pressure, on the one hand, and the body's response to it, on the other, which involves multiple systems, from . Abstract. Stress and coping are topics of substantial current interest, and much has been said and could be said about these topics. In considering stress, it is important to define the term for purposes of clear communication and theory construction, yet it has been defined in numerous ways and is frequently used without a clear by:   Stress, Health, and Coping. Understand the nature of stress and its impact on personal, social, economic, and political health. Describe the psychological and physiological interactions initiated by stress. Identify health symptoms resulting from stress. Stress can pose a deleterious effect on health outcomes (Thoits, ).Author: Jennifer Walinga.