Chapter 2. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years

  1. Cary L. Cooper and
  2. Philip Dewe

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774755.ch2

Stress: A Brief History

Stress: A Brief History

How to Cite

Cooper, C. L. and Dewe, P. (2004) The Twentieth Century: The Early Years, in Stress: A Brief History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774755.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107440

Online ISBN: 9780470774755



  • researchers;
  • psychology;
  • functionalism;
  • diagnosis;
  • ergonomics


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Emergence of the School of Functionalism

  • Fatigue and Mental Hygiene

  • Psychosomatic Medicine and the Contribution of Walter Cannon

  • Hans Selye

  • The Work of Harold Wolff

  • Summary