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CONTENTS IN BRIEF
Preface
PART I		STRESS AND WELLNESS
Chapter 1	What is Stress?
Chapter 2	The Emotional and Intellectual Basis of Stress
Chapter 3	The Environmental and Occupational Basis of Stress
Chapter 4	The Social and Spiritual Basis of Stress
Chapter 5	The Physical Basis of Stress
Chapter 6	The Effects of Stress on the Body and Mind
PART II	THE FIVE RS OF COPING WITH STRESS
Chapter 7 	Rethink: Changing the Way You View Things
Chapter 8	Reduce: Finding Our Optimal Level of Stress
Chapter 9	Relax: Using Relaxation Techniques to Offset the Effects of Stress
Chapter 10	Release: Using Physical Activity to Dissipate the Effects of Stress
Chapter 11	Reorganize: Becoming More Stress-Resistant by Improving Your Health
PART III	STRESS: A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 12	Childhood and Adolescent Stress
Chapter 13	Young Adulthood: Relationships, College, and Other Challenges
Chapter 14	Stress in Adulthood and Older Adulthood
Epilogue: Coping with Stress in a Changing World
Credits
Glossary 
Index
Detailed Table of Contents
Preface
PART I		STRESS AND WELLNESS
Chapter 1	What is Stress?
Four Common Ways of Describing Stress
 Stress as Response
 Stress as Stimulus
 Stress as a Transaction
 Stress as a Holistic Health Phenomenon
A New Definition of Stress
Chapter 2	The Emotional and Intellectual Basis of Stress
The Emotional Basis of Stress 
	Emotions & Stress 
	Lazarus' Stress Emotions 
	Emotions in Japanese Psychotherapy 
Emotional Development and Personality 
	Behaviorism 
 Psychoanalytic Theory 
Piaget's Theory 
	Kohlberg's Theory 
	Maslow's Hierarchy of Need 
Stress and Personality
	Stress-Prone Personality Types 
	Stress-Resistant Personality Types 
The Intellectual Basis of Stress 
	Intelligence
	Life Experience
	Verbal and Written Communication
	Creativity
	Problem Solving Ability
Emotional Intelligence 
	Emotions, Moods, Temperament, and Disorders 
	Five Criteria for emotional Intelligence 
The Convergence of Intellectual and Emotional Factors 
	Primary Stress Appraisal 
	Secondary Stress Appraisal 
	Cognitive Reappraisal 
Chapter 3	The Environmental and Occupational Basis of Stress
Our Personal Environment
	Environmental Stress and Strain
	Lighting Strain 
	Climate
	Air Quality 
	Noise Pollution 
Ergonomics 
	Ergonomics in the Home 
	Ergonomics in the Workplace 
	Ergonomics in Action: Computer Workstations 
Work-Related Stress 
	The Changing Workplace 
	Measuring Occupational Stress
The NIOSH Model of Job Stress 
	Stressful Job Conditions 
	Individual and Situational Factors
A Transactional Model for Explaining Occupational and Environmental Stress 
Chapter 4	The Social and Spiritual Basis of Stress
The Social Dimension: Social Support and Stress 
 Measuring Social Support 
 How Social Support Moderates Stress 
	Health Effects of Social Support 
Life Experiences and Stress 
	Daily Hassles and Uplifts 
	Major Life Events and Stress 
Chronic Negative Social Problems 
	Poverty 
	Economic Uncertainty 
	Discrimination, Prejudice and Stress 
	Stereotypes and Stress 
Spirituality and Stress 
	Religion, Faith, & Spirituality 
	How Spirituality Moderates Stress 
	The Health Effects of Faith, Religion, & Spirituality 
	Spiritual Distress and Illness 
	HOPE for Spiritual Distress
Chapter 5	The Physical Basis of Stress
Overview of the Major Body Systems Involved in the Stress Response
	Communication, Control, and Integration
	Transportation and Defense
	Support and Movement: The Muscular System
	Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion
Fight-or-Flight: An Alarm Reaction
	The Neural Axis
 The Peripheral Nervous System
	The Neuroendocrine Axis
Resistance: A Chronic, Long-Term Stress Response
 The Physiology of Resistance
	The Physiology of Exhaustion
A Critical Look at the General Adaptation Syndrome
Chapter 6	The Effects of Stress on the Body and Mind
From Stress to Disease
	The Medical Model
	Psychosomatic Model
The Effects of Acute, High-Level Stress on Disease
	Acute Stress Effects on Physical Illness
	Acute Stress Effects on Psychological Illness
The Effects of Chronic, Low-Level Stress on Disease
	Effects of Chronic Stress on Physical Illness
	Effects of Chronic Stress on Psychological Illness
	Stress and Suicide
 
PART II	THE FIVE RS OF COPING WITH STRESS
Chapter 7 	Rethink: Changing the Way You View Things
Rethinking Your Perspective on the World 
	Knowing What You Value 
	Purposeful Living and Goal Setting 
	Putting Things in their Proper Perspective 
	Reducing Stress by Enjoying Life More 
	Changing Perspective By Slowing the Pace of Your Life 
Rethinking The Way You View Stressors 
Becoming More Logical and Optimistic in Our Thinking 
Where East Meets West: Using Morita & Naikan Therapies to Rethink How we 
View Potential Stressors 
Changing Our Perspective by Rethinking Road Rage, Anger on the Highway 
Chapter 8	Reduce: Finding Our Optimal Level of Stress
Stimulation, Demand and Stress 
	Finding Your Optimal Level of Stimulation 
	Categories of Stressors 
	The Three A's of Coping
Managing Your Limited Resources
	Managing Our Scale of Living 
	Managing Limited Financial Resources 
	Managing Your Limited Time 
	Managing School, Work, and Home Space Resources 
Reducing Stress by Communicating More Effectively 
	A Model for Effective Communication 
	Building Communication Skills 
Reducing Stress by Learning to Say No 
		Asserting Yourself 
		Verbal Assertiveness: The DESC Model 
Chapter 9	Relax: Using Relaxation Techniques to Offset the Effects of Stress
The Stressed State Compared to the Relaxed State
	The Stressed State: A Quick Review 
	The Relaxed State 
Breathing and Relaxation 
	Diaphragmatic Breathing to Reduce Stress 
Meditation
	Historical and Cultural Origins of Meditation 
	Benefits of Meditation 
	Focused and Open Meditation 
Visualization 
	Creating Personal Visualization 
Autogenics 
	Instructions for Performing Autogenics 
The Quieting Reflex and the Calming Response 
	The Quieting Reflex 
	The Calming Response 
Biofeedback 
	How Biofeedback Works
	Types of Biofeedback 
Hobbies, Entertainment, Recreational Activities and Stress 
	Relaxation vs. Entertainment
	Using Hobbies, Entertainment and Recreational Pursuits to Relax 
Chapter 10	Release: Using Physical Activity to Dissipate the Effects of Stress
Fight-or-Flight Revisited 
The Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity 
	Physiological Benefits 
	Psychological Benefits 
The Effects of Physical Activity on Stress 
	Mild, Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity 
	The Effects of Mild Physical Activity on Stress 
	The Effects of Moderate Physical Activity on Stress 
	The Effects of Vigorous Physical Activity on Stress 
Chapter 11	Reorganize: Becoming More Stress-Resistant by Improving Your 
Health
A Lifestyle-Based Approach to Coping 
	Moving Toward Optimal Functioning 
	High-Level Health and Stress Management 
A Two-Pronged Model for Reorganizing our Health 
Reorganizing the Environmental/Occupational Dimension of Health 
 Reorganizing the Environmental Dimension of Health 
	Reorganizing the Occupational Dimension of Health 
		A Problem-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Occupational Dimension 
		An Emotion-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Occupational Dimension 
Reorganizing the Social Dimension of Health 
	A Problem-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Social Dimension 
	An Emotion-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Social Dimension 
Reorganizing the Spiritual Dimension of Health 
	A Problem-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Spiritual Dimension 
	An Emotion-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Spiritual Dimension 
Reorganizing the Intellectual Dimension of Health 
	A Problem-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Emotional Dimension 
	An Emotion-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Emotional Dimension 
Reorganizing the Emotional Dimension of Health 
	A Problem-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Emotional Dimension 	
	An Emotion-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Emotional Dimension 
Reorganizing the Physical Dimension of Health 
	A Problem-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Physical Dimension 
	An Emotion-Focused Approach to Strengthening the Physical Dimension 
Wellness and Coping 
PART III	STRESS: A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 12	Childhood and Adolescent Stress
Erikson's Stages of Development 
	Infancy: Birth to 18 Months 
	Early Childhood: 18 to 36 Months 
	Late Childhood: 3 to 5 Years 
	School Age: 6 to 12 Years 
Coping with Parenting Children Using the Five Rs 
	Teaching Your Child to Rethink 
	Teaching Your Child to Reduce 
	Teaching Your Child to Relax 
	Teaching Your Child to Release 
	Teaching Your Child to Reorganize 
Erikson's Fifth Stage: Adolescence 
	Puberty 
	Puberty, Sex, and Stress 
	Chronic Depression and Suicide 
	School and Stress 
	Social Pressures 
	Planning for the Future 
Coping with Parenting Adolescents Using the Five Rs 
	Teaching Your Adolescent to Rethink 
	Teaching Your Adolescent to Reduce 
	Teaching Your Adolescent to Relax 	
	Teaching Your Adolescent to Release 
	Teaching Your Adolescent to Reorganize 
Chapter 13	Young Adulthood: Relationships, College, and Other Challenges
The Challenges of Young Adulthood 
Friendship and Intimate Relationships 
	Forming Friendships 
	What is Intimacy? 
	Forming Intimate Relationships 
	Dating and Breaking Up 
	Love 
	College Sexual Standards 
	Living Arrangements of College Students 
Intimacy, Sexuality, and Stress 
	Sexual Victimization 
	Sexual Harassment in College 
	Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
College, Work, and Stress 
	Academics and Stress 
Financial and Career-Related Stressors 
	Paying for College ( B Head)
	Student Debt 
	Working During College ( B head)
Coping with the Stress of Young Adulthood by Using the Five Rs 
	Rethink Strategies 
	Reduce Strategies 
	Relax Strategies 
	Release Strategies 
	Reorganize Strategies 
Chapter 14	Stress in Adulthood and Older Adulthood
Erikson's Last Two Stages 
The Meaning of Work 
	A Multidisciplinary Look at Work 
	The Six Dimensions of Work 
Understanding Erikson's Major Developmental Task of Adulthood Using the Six 
Dimensions of Work 
Work As a Potential Stressor 
	The Culture of Work 
	Changing Work Status 
	Changes in Financial Status 
	Changes in Daily Activities ( B Head)
	Retirement 
The Meaning of Community and Living Environment 
	Non-Age-Restricted Housing 
	Age-Restricted Housing 
	Other Types of Living Environments 
Relationships in Adulthood and Older Adulthood
	Single-hood 
	Stress Associated With Being Single 
	Cohabitation 
	Stress Associated With Cohabitation 
	Marriage and Long-Term Gay and Lesbian Relationships 
	Stress Associated with Marriage and Long-Term Gay and Lesbian Relationships 
	Divorce 
	Stress Associated with Divorce( B head)
Aging and Changing Health Status 
	Healthy Aging and Premature Disability and Death 
	Changing Health Status as a Source of Stress 
	Thinking about Our Own Mortality ( B Head)
	Widowhood 
	Loss, Grief, and Bereavement Stress 
Coping with Adulthood and Older Adulthood Stress Using the Five Rs ( A head)
	Rethink Strategies 
	Reduce Strategies 
	Relax Strategies 
	Release Strategies 
	Reorganize Strategies 
Epilogue: Coping with Stress in a Changing World
Credits
Glossary 
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Stress (Psychology).
Stress management.