Measuring Stress in Humans | Gillian H. Ice and Gary D. James

The book concludes with practical information on assessing special populations, analyzing the often complicated data that are collected in field stress studies


(Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology) Gillian H. Ice, Gary D. James - Measuring Stress in Humans_ A Practical Guide for the Field-Cambridge University Press (2007)


The purpose of this book is to present state-of-the-art non-invasive methods of measuring the biological responses to psychosocial stress 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 outline how to measure the psychological, behavioral, neuro-humeral, 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.

Gillian H. Ice is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine.

Gary D. James is Director of the Institute for Primary and Preventative Health Care, and Professor of Nursing and Anthropology at Binghamton University.

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