Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field by Gillian H. IceMeasuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field by Gillian H. Ice

Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field

EditorGillian H. Ice, Gary D. James

Hardcover | January 15, 2007

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The purpose of this 2007 book is to present non-invasive methods of measuring the biological responses to psychosocial stress in humans, in non-laboratory (field) settings. Following the pathways of Seyle's General Adaptation Syndrome, the text first describes how to assess the psychosocial stressors of everyday life and then outlines how to measure the psychological, behavioral, neurohumeral, physiological and immunological responses to them. The book concludes with practical information on assessing special populations, analyzing the often-complicated data that are collected in field stress studies and the ethical treatment of human subjects in stress studies. It is intended to be a practical guide for developing and conducting psychophysiological stress research in human biology. This book will assist students and professionals in designing field studies of stress.
Title:Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the FieldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521844797

ISBN - 13:9780521844796

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Part I. General Principles: 1. Conducting a field study of stress: general principles Gary D. James and Gillian H. Ice; Part II. Measuring Stress Responses: 2. Cultural fimensions of the dtress process: measurement issues in fieldwork William Dressler; 3. Measuring the emotional and behavioral response to stressors Gillian H. Ice; 4. Measuring hormonal variation in the sympathetic adrenal medullary system: catecholamines Daniel Brown; 5. Measuring hormonal variation in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA): cortisol Tessa Pollard and Gillian H. Ice; 6. Measuring physiological changes in the cardiovascular system: ambulatory blood pressure Gary D James; 7. Measuring immunological markers Thomas W. McDade; Part III. Practical Issues in Studying Stress: 8. Special populations Sharon R. Williams; 9. Study design and data analysis Gary D. James and Gillian H. Ice; 10. Ethics in human subjects research Gary D. James and Gillian H. Ice; 11. Epilogue: summary and future directions Gary D. James and Gillian H. Ice.

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"The scope of Measuring Stress in Humans: A Practical Guide for the Field is impressive. Editors Gillian H. Ice and Gary D. James have put together a comprehensive intellectual blend of works that discuss stress theoretically and practically in nonlaboratory (field) settings. For beginner stress researchers, this practical guide can be used to understand the many different ways that stress can be measured, gather relevant references to support areas of inquiry, access resource lists, and incorporate recommended guidelines for overall study design. For experienced stress researchers, this practical guide could be used to understand the latest research trends, uncover missing research gaps, identify alternative research methodologies to test research hypotheses, and to recognize new and advanced techniques for data analysis. Thomas J. Mernar, University of Southern California American Journal of Human Biology