remains stressed - and will continue to be stressed for as long as she permits his activities to control her emotions . If she wants to get rid of her stress , she will have to reconsider the way she is allowing the dilution of control ...
This book provides a broad, accessible introduction to the major issues relating to stress.
Author: Fiona Jones
Publisher: Pearson Education
Appropriate as a core text for teaching stress at advanced undergraduate and MSc level within courses on health, and occupational or applied psychology. This book provides a broad, accessible introduction to the major issues relating to stress. It bridges the gap between popularised, or very basic, treatments of the subject on the one hand, and highly specialised academic research on the other, to give a good critical overview of the subject for undergraduate and Masters-level students.
This book is also unique because, unlike most books on stress, it challenges the usefulness and validity of the concept of stress.
Author: Serge Doublet
Publisher: Banis & Associates
Stress-The 'Epidemic' of the 20th Century Numerous claims have been made about the evils of stress. As a result, advice on how to cope with 'the epidemic' of the 20th century has abounded. Interest in the concept of stress has generated studies in many varied areas of research which have included Psychology, Sociology, Immunology, Neurology, Cardiology, and Human resources. In bringing together the findings from most of these disciplines, this book is the first to tell the whole, complete story about stress. This book is also unique because, unlike most books on stress, it challenges the usefulness and validity of the concept of stress. The author has systematically investigated most of the claims that have been made about stress and has carefully argued and demonstrated that they cannot be substantiated. In addition, he offers a simpler and more adequate explanation of what takes place when people feel they are 'stressed'. Such an approach makes it possible to address the problem rather than the symptoms. "Serge Doublet has effectively, through his critical, and at times, most detailed examination of available evidence, demolished the concept of stress as a useful scientific construct." Professor Trevor Parmenter Royal Rehabilitation Centre Ryde Australia
MYTH: I get stressed at work. REALITY: The feeling of not doing well or not completing the job on time is causing the stress, and not the work itself. Every employee has a pile of work—some manage it well by applying time-management ...
Author: Utkarsh Rai
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Business & Economics
What do you need to do to be valued as an employee, and respected as a manager? Every organization knows that human resources are its greatest asset. To really work well as a team, managers need to think like employees, and employees need to know what management really thinks. But how? This book presents 101 typical workplace situations, distinguishing Myth (perceived wisdom) from Reality (what actually happens on the ground) and describing the best approach to take in each scenario, both for managers and employees. 101 Myths and Realities @ the Office reveals the secrets that are key to optimizing your potential in the workplace.
Box 8.4 myths and realities of police stress Myth: Policing is inherently more stressful than other occupations. Reality: There is no conclusive evidence that supports this proposition. Myth: Working the streets is the most stressful ...
Author: Larry K. Gaines
This comprehensive text provides an overview of law enforcement topics, integrating major empirical findings and theory-based research findings in the field with a thorough analysis of contemporary policing problems. The issues-oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is offered. Globalization, terrorism and homeland security are addressed. Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text. Companion mobile app, Policing In America: Exam Cram, won the 2012 PROSE Award for Best eProduct in Social Sciences from the Association of American Publishers Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text Key concepts, Internet links, charts and tables support the text throughout Equipped with a superior ancillary package, which includes 30 minutes of streaming video
For a more complete history and description, see Serge Doublet, The Stress Myth (Chesterfield, MO: Science & Humanities Press, 1999–2000), especially 203–229; see also Fiona Jones and Jim Bright, ...
Author: Dana Becker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Stress. Everyone is talking about it, suffering from it, trying desperately to manage it-now more than ever. From 1970 to 1980, 2,326 academic articles appeared with the word "stress" in the title. In the decade between 2000 and 2010 that number jumped to 21,750. Has life become ten times more stressful, or is it the stress concept itself that has grown exponentially over the past 40 years? In One Nation Under Stress, Dana Becker argues that our national infatuation with the therapeutic culture has created a middle-class moral imperative to manage the tensions of daily life by turning inward, ignoring the social and political realities that underlie those tensions. Becker shows that although stress is often associated with conditions over which people have little control-workplace policies unfavorable to family life, increasing economic inequality, war in the age of terrorism-the stress concept focuses most of our attention on how individuals react to stress. A proliferation of self-help books and dire medical warnings about the negative effects of stress on our physical and emotional health all place the responsibility for alleviating stress-though yoga, deep breathing, better diet, etc.-squarely on the individual. The stress concept has come of age in a period of tectonic social and political shifts. Nevertheless, we persist in the all-American belief that we can meet these changes by re-engineering ourselves rather than tackling the root causes of stress. Examining both research and popular representations of stress in cultural terms, Becker traces the evolution of the social uses of the stress concept as it has been transformed into an all-purpose vehicle for defining, expressing, and containing middle-class anxieties about upheavals in American society.
The stress‐buffering model provided the basis for some forms of couple therapy (e.g., Jacobson & Margolin, 1979; see Myth 23) and programs for preventing marital discord (e.g., Markman et al., 1993; see Myth 15).
Author: Matthew D. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak. The book thoroughly interrogates the current research on topics such as attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak Takes an argument driven approach to the study of intimate relationships, encouraging critical engagement with the subject Part of The Great Myths series, it's written in a style that is compelling and succinct, making it ideal for general readers and undergraduates
Rather than perpetuating the myth of stress causing a high rate of divorce in police families, agencies would better serve their employees and families by addressing domestic abuse.
Author: Victor E. Kappeler
Publisher: Waveland Press
Category: Social Science
The social construction of crime is often out of proportion to the threat posed. The media and advocacy groups shine a spotlight on some crimes and ignore others. Street crime is highlighted as putting everyone at risk of victimization, while the greater social harms from corporate malfeasance receive far less attention. Social arrangements dictate what is defined as crime and the punishments for those who engage in the proscribed behavior. Interest groups promote their agendas by appealing to public fears. Justifications often have no basis in fact, but the public accepts the exaggerations and blames the targeted offenders. The net-widening effect of more laws and more punishment catches those least able to defend themselves. This innovative alternative to traditional textbooks provides insightful observations of myths and trends in criminal justice. Fourteen chapters challenge misconceptions about specific crimes or aspects of the criminal justice system. Kappeler and Potter dissect popular images of crimes and criminals in a cogent, compelling, and engaging manner. They trace the social construction of each issue and identify the misleading statistics and fears that form the basis of myths—and the collateral damage of basing policies on mythical beliefs. The authors encourage skepticism about commonly accepted beliefs, offer readers a fresh perspective, and urge them to analyze important issues from novel vantage points.
This debate , with its obvious ramifications for the interpreta- tion of literary texts that incorporate myths , would continue through the centuries , with the pendulum of opinion on the mat- ter oscillating dramatically from age to ...
Author: Laurie L. Patton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
In confronting these tension, they provide an outline of the most troubling questions in the field and offer a variety of responses to them.