Stress and Coping
Stress and Coping
This is the first in a series of volumes based on the annual University of Miami Symposia on Stress and Coping. These symposia are concerned with current research pertaining to developmental, physical health and mental health aspects of stress and coping. The purpose of the University of Miami Symposia on Stress and Coping is to bring together scholars from different disciplines to share their research experiences related to this topic. We hope that in so doing we can bring to our symposia audiences and to our readers some sense of the rapid progress that is taking place in stress and coping research. One facet of this progress is reflected in the increasing use of psychophysiological procedures. Another important aspect is the increasingly sophisticated measurement of psychosocial and biobehavioral responses. Still another feature of this progress is reflected in the integration of biomedical and psychosocial approaches to achieve a common purpose. Thus, it is fitting that our symposia are held at both the Mailman Center of the University of Miami Medical School Campus and the psychology department of the arts and sciences campus.
This first volume was designed to provide a general discussion of the concept of stress, an overview of psychophysiologic processes involved in stress and coping, and evidence relating behavioral stresses to immune response, sleep disorders, depression and cardiovascular disease. This volume also deals with prenatal, neonatal, and childhood stress as well as with psychosocial aspects of stress and coping involving anger, type A behavior, depression, hardiness and self-consciousness.
The volume is divided into three sections: psychophysiological, developmental and psychosocial aspects of stress and coping. The first section on psychophysiological aspects includes chapters on biobehavioral responses to stressors . . .