1. The Basics of the Stress Response: A Historical Context and Introduction

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Kenneth J. Thiel and
  2. Michael N. Dretsch

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch1

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Thiel, K. J. and Dretsch, M. N. (2011) The Basics of the Stress Response: A Historical Context and Introduction, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Division of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Cognitive Assessment and Diagnostics Branch, United States Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Fort Rucker, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks of Behavioral Neuroscience

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Mostofsky

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330236

Online ISBN: 9781118083222

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Keywords:

  • studying stress as a scientific construct;
  • stressor and stress-response elements;
  • stress, a highly adaptive response;
  • systemic stressors;
  • stressors and regulation mechanisms;
  • hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) activation;
  • stress-response physiology;
  • key stress response mediators;
  • stress resilience

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Introduction to Stress

  • The Road to Conceptualizing Stress

  • Overview of Stress-response Physiology

  • Overview of Key Stress Response Mediators

  • Overview of the Stress Response Following Chronic Stress

  • Emotional Response to Stress

  • Stress and Cognition

  • Neuroanatomy of Emotional Regulation

  • Stress Pathology: Brain Structure and Function

  • Stress Resilience: Genes, Endophenotype, and Neuropsychological Functioning

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References