Biobehavioral responses to stressors

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A large number of studies during the past several decades have explored relationships among environmental stimuli, psychological processes, and organismic responses. Those studies that have investigated the various ways in which environmental changes or the perceived threat of such changes lead organisms to make specific adaptive responses are often subsumed under the rubric of stress research. Lazarus (1966), for example, used the term stress as a “generic term for the whole area of problems that includes the stimuli producing stress reactions, the reactions themselves and … various intervening processes.”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStress and Coping
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)9781134927500
ISBN (Print)0898595649
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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