Stress and Social Support

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  • Scott M. Monroe
Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)


Over the past several decades, there has been increasing interest in the concept of stress as a contributing factor to the development of physical and psychological disorders. In the context of incomplete explanations for numerous forms of disease, stress has assumed respect as a potentially important, widely applicable, explanatory construct. Consequently, many disciplines, and different laboratories within disciplines, study varied species and diverse disorders, all under this one common rubric. Stress appears to be an integrative concept, contributing to the progressive merging of biologic processes into eventual endpoints of pathology.


Social Support Coronary Heart Disease Life Change Perceive Stress Scale Daily Hassle 
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  • Scott M. Monroe
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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