Stress ManagementPsychological Foundations
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Designed for undergraduate courses in Stress Management; also suitable for Psychology of Adjustment classes.
Offering an insightful and proactive exploration of stress management, this book delves into the psychological aspect of the field to help students understand the origins and applications of stress management interventions. Covering the historical, theoretical, experimental, and physiological foundations of the concept of stress, it shows how these foundation materials provide the framework for the development and application of a wide range of stress management procedures, and, when paired with its companion Stress Management Workbook, will help students learn when and how to use particular interventions to deal with specific stress-related problems.
I. PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS.1. Stress.
3. Models of Learning: Relation to Stress Management.
II. PHYSIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS.4. Physiology of Stress.
5. Stress and Illness.
III. STRESS MANAGEMENT.6. Stress Management: Introduction.
7. Basic Techniques.
IV. SPECIAL TOPICS.10. Drugs of Use and Abuse in Stress Management.
11. Stress and the Workplace.
Author and Subject Indexes.
- Describes the theoretical and conceptual foundations of stress and stress management as they derive from the science of psychology, investigating such areas as learning theory, personality and social psychology, and community psychology. Pg.___
- Gives an overview of the current status and developments in the field. Pg.___
- Delineates the basic elements of the major stress management intervention techniques and how to use them. Pg.___
Provides guidelines for when it is most appropriate to use a particular technique. Pg.___
Emphasizes that different coping strategies are effective in different situations, depending on the temporal nature of the stressor. Pg.___
- Examines and clarifies today's “validated” ways of coping with stress (i.e., trying to change the circumstances producing the stress vs. trying to directly moderate the emotional arousal) using Lazarus and Folkman's widely embraced distinction between problem-focused and emotion-focused coping. Pg.___
- Highlights the cognitive appraisal model of stress and coping. Pg.___
- Deals directly with stress management procedures, detailing their origins, how they are implemented, and their current status in terms of overall effectiveness. Pg.___
- Includes two special topic chapters involving stress management—"Drugs" and “The Workplace”. Pg.___