Chapter 3. The Twentieth Century: From the 1950s to Richard Lazarus

  1. Cary L. Cooper and
  2. Philip Dewe

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774755.ch3

Stress: A Brief History

Stress: A Brief History

How to Cite

Cooper, C. L. and Dewe, P. (2004) The Twentieth Century: From the 1950s to Richard Lazarus, in Stress: A Brief History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774755.ch3

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107440

Online ISBN: 9780470774755



  • psychology;
  • psychoanalytic theory;
  • specificity theory;
  • somatic disorders;
  • psychopathology


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Stress in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Stressful Life Events

  • The Social Readjustment Scale

  • Daily Hassles and Uplifts and the Debate that Followed

  • The Debate: Critical Life Events versus Hassles and Uplifts

  • Personality and Type a Behavior Patterns

  • Towards the Study of Individual Differences

  • A Return to the 1950s and 1960s and a Change in Focus

  • The History of Stress in Sweden

  • The Origins of Organizational Psychology

  • Summary