18. Social Stress Effects on Defensive Behavior and Anxiety

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Brandon L. Pearson,
  2. D. Caroline Blanchard and
  3. Robert J. Blanchard

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch18

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Pearson, B. L., Blanchard, D. C. and Blanchard, R. J. (2011) Social Stress Effects on Defensive Behavior and Anxiety, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch18

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 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:

  • stress involvement in anxiety, PSTD and depression;
  • social stress effects on behavior and anxiety;
  • stressors and behavioral responses;
  • glucocorticoid levels as social stress indices;
  • resource conflict in social system evolution;
  • social stress from agonistic interactions;
  • defensive behaviors and anxiety;
  • elevated-plus maze (EPM) and open field test (OFT);
  • social stress and glucocorticoids;
  • HPA-axis system complexity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Resource Conflict as a Focal Feature of Social Stress

  • Social Stress from the Lack of Social Interaction

  • Defensive Behaviors and Anxiety

  • Defensive Behaviors and Anxiety Measures Following Social Stress

  • Social Stress and Glucocorticoids

  • Summary

  • References