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Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress : Patterns of Physiological Response - J. Rick Turner

Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress

Patterns of Physiological Response

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1994
ISBN: 9780306446122
Number Of Pages: 236

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This book is an articulate, concise, contemporary introduction to the study of important variables underlying cardiovascular reactivity. Its strength is in the combination of a scholarly but nonpedantic approach to cardiovascular psychophysiology and a solid understanding of be- havioral medicine approaches to the study of hypertension. The topics covered are central to the study of relationships between behavior and cardiovascular reactivity; the list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter provides excellent guidance for more detailed study of specific issues. It has now been more than a dozen years since Plenum Press published Paul Obrist's seminal monograph Cardiovascular Psycho- physiology. The volume had a major impact in relating cardiovascular regulation to behaving individuals and in developing thoughtful hy- potheses concerning such factors as they might pertain to hypertension. The impact of that work extended across scientific disciplines as well as aross continents. At the time the Obrist book was published, a young psychologist, J. Rick Turner, was completing his Ph. D. thesis in psychol- ogy at the University of Birmingham, England, on heart rate reactions to psychological challenge. After continued collaboration for the next several years with his former Ph. D. mentor, Douglas Carroll, Turner joined the Obrist laboratory at the University of North Carolina. Al- though Obrist unfortunately died during Turner's tenure in the labora- tory, collaboration continued with Kathleen Light and Andrew Sher- wood. The enlightened legacy of the North Carolina laboratory can clearly be seen in this text.

Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress: Introduction and Overviewp. 3
The Nervous, Endocrine, and Cardiovascular Systemsp. 13
Modeling Stress and Assessing Reactivity in the Laboratoryp. 37
Hypertension: The Disease and the Possible Influence of Stress Responses in Its Developmentp. 57
Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Reactivityp. 71
Cardiac-Metabolic Dissociation: Additional Heart Rates during Psychological Stressp. 91
Genetic Determinants of Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Reactivityp. 109
Constitutional, Renal, and Personality Factors as Contributors to Individual Differences in Reactivityp. 129
Laboratory-Field Generalization of Cardiovascular Activityp. 153
The Risk Identification Protocolp. 173
Other Areas of Cardiovascular Reactivity and Behavioral Medicine Research and Some Final Thoughtsp. 187
Referencesp. 209
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780306446122
ISBN-10: 030644612X
Series: The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 31st January 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.2