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Stress and Mental Health : Contemporary Issues and Prospects for the Future - William R. Avison

Stress and Mental Health

Contemporary Issues and Prospects for the Future

By: William R. Avison (Editor), Ian H. Gotlib (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780306446870
Number Of Pages: 344

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Providing fresh insights into the complex relationship between stress and mental health, internationally recognized contributors identifie emerging conceptual issues, highlight promising avenues for further study, and detail novel methodological techniques for addressing contemporary empirical problems. Specific coverage includes stressful life events, chronic strains, psychosocial resources and mediators, vulnerability to stress, and mental health outcomes-thus providing researchers with a tool to take stock of the past and future of this field.

Introduction and Overviewp. 3
Unraveling Complexity: Strategies to Refine Concepts, Measures, and Research Designs in the Study of Life Events and Mental Healthp. 15
Measuring Life Stress and Assessing Its Impact on Mental Healthp. 43
Sampling the Stress Universep. 77
The Daily Grind: Work Stressors, Family Patterns, and Intergenerational Outcomesp. 115
General and Specific Perceptions of Social Supportp. 151
Psychosocial Resources and the Stress Processp. 179
Life Stressors and Mental Health: Advances in Conceptualizing Stress Resistancep. 213
The Disaggregation of Vulnerability to Depression as a Function of the Determinants of Onset and Recurrencep. 239
The Advantages of Indexes over Diagnoses in Scientific Assessmentp. 261
Psychophysiological and Behavioral Measurement of Stress: Applications to Mental Healthp. 291
Future Prospects for Stress Researchp. 317
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780306446870
ISBN-10: 0306446871
Series: Springer Series on Stress and Coping
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.52