12. Stress and Glucocorticoid Effects on Learning and Memory

Human Studies

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Marie-France Marin and
  2. Sonia J. Lupien

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch12

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Marin, M.-F. and Lupien, S. J. (2011) Stress and Glucocorticoid Effects on Learning and Memory, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch12

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Centre for Studies on Human Stress, Fernand-Seguin Research Center, Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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:

  • stress and glucocorticoid effects on learning and memory;
  • stressor, threat to psychological integrity of individual;
  • stress response, catecholamines and glucocorticoids;
  • sympathetic–adrenal–medulla (SAM) and HPA axes;
  • GCs on working memory;
  • acute stress response in saving lives;
  • GCs and negative effects on cognition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History and Definitions of Stress

  • The Stress Response: Catecholamines and Glucocorticoids

  • Stress Methodology

  • Emotions: an Important Modulator of Human Memory

  • Acute Effects of GCs on Memory

  • Is That the End of the Story?

  • Conclusion

  • References