10. Stress and Human Biology

  1. Sara Stinson3,
  2. Barry Bogin4 and
  3. Dennis O'Rourke5
  1. Gillian H. Ice1 and
  2. Gary D. James2

Published Online: 6 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch10

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition

How to Cite

Ice, G. H. and James, G. D. (2012) Stress and Human Biology, in Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective, Second Edition (eds S. Stinson, B. Bogin and D. O'Rourke), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118108062.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Anthropology, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, USA

  2. 4

    Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

  3. 5

    Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH, GREECE

  2. 2

    Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470179642

Online ISBN: 9781118108062

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Keywords:

  • stress and human biology, allostasis and human variation;
  • Dressler, the cultural context into stress research, and influence on stress;
  • adaptive functions of “stress” hormones, and immunological effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Multidisciplinary Interest in Stress

  • The Definitions of Stress

  • Allostasis and Allostatic Load

  • The Stress Process and its Evaluation

  • Stressors, Mediators, Moderators, and Appraisal

  • Behavioral and Biological Responses to Stress

  • Stress Response in an Evolutionary Perspective

  • Basis and Design of Stress Research in Human Biology

  • Human Biological Studies of Psychosocial Stress and Stress Responses

  • Chapter Summary

  • References Cited

  • Recommended Readings