© 2010

Advances in the Conceptualization of the Stress Process

Essays in Honor of Leonard I. Pearlin

  • William R. Avison
  • Carol S. Aneshensel
  • Scott Schieman
  • Blair Wheaton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conceptual and Methodological Developments

  3. Stress Processes in Social Roles and Contexts: Family and Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-70
    2. K. A. S. Wickrama, Rand D. Conger, Florensia F. Surjadi, Frederick O. Lorenz
      Pages 109-130
    3. Elizabeth G. Menaghan
      Pages 131-145
  4. Psychosocial Concepts and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 148-148
    2. Elena M. Fazio
      Pages 149-176
    3. Carmi Schooler, Leslie J. Caplan, Amir Goren, Pakuy Pierre Mounkoro, Chiaka Diakité
      Pages 177-188
  5. The Evolution of the Stress Process Paradigm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 230-230
    2. Blair Wheaton
      Pages 231-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-261

About this book


The stress process paradigm has been one of the most dominant conceptual models of health and illness over the past three decades. The contributions to this volume chart a new course for the stress process, extending the paradigm conceptually, methodologically, and substantively. Written in honor of Leonard I. Pearlin, the leading proponent of the stress process, the contributions to this volume provide a new direction for stress process research.


Featuring contributions from leading researchers, and an afterword by Leonard I. Pearlin, this comprehensive volume covers three major sections:

-Conceptual and methodological extensions of the stress process

-The roles of family and work in the stress process, throughout the life course

- Psychosocial factors that impact health outcomes


This volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers in sociology, social psychology and public health, all seeking to understand the pervasive role of stress on social disparities in health and illness.


Allostatic Load Diabetes and Stress Family Studies Leonard I. Pearlin Life Course Psychosocial Stress Public Health Women's Mental Health psychology social psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • William R. Avison
    • 1
  • Carol S. Aneshensel
    • 2
  • Scott Schieman
    • 3
  • Blair Wheaton
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. SociologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.School of Public HealthUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesU.S.A.
  3. 3.Fac. Social WorkUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Fac. Social WorkUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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