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Stress and Anxiety

Application to Health, Work Place, Community, and Education

Editor(s): Petra Buchwald
Contributors: Hector Gonzhales-Ordi, Silke Burkert, Nina Knoll, Esther Greenglass, Jodie Lodge, Volker Hodapp, Juan Miguel-Tobal,

Book Description

The book offers cutting-edge developments in both experimental and theoretical aspects of stress and anxiety introduced by world-wide well-know researchers. It covers four major areas that are health, work place, community, and education. In the first part of the book issues of stress and health are discussed underscoring the importance of positive individual traits, positive resources for improving well-being, happiness and healthy functioning. Part 2 of the book shows what is currently known about occupational stress and deals with the role of personality, workaholism, and the importance of burnout. The third part of the volume focuses on stress, anxiety, and coping in the community related to terror attacks. Research presented here helps to understand the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth and related paradoxical effects of traumatic events. A comprehensive and instructive conceptual overview of terror, its psychological antecedents and consequences, as well as findings from research that investigated the coping process during a period of political violence is given. The fourth part of the book refers to education and develops understandings of the sources, experiences, and consequences of stress, anxiety, and coping in different groups and school settings.
Anxiety, stress, and coping are important to understand if we want to have meaningful descriptions of individuals. All contributions in this book demonstrate the development of research in this field and how important a continuing investigation and refinement in this complex area is. We wish to encourage academic researchers, students, service providers, policy makers, community members, and anyone else involved in treating stress to join with us in understanding individuals in the context of stress, coping, and emotions and how this effects their well-being, functioning and resilience.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8071-1
ISBN-10: 1-84718-071-X
Date of Publication: 01/11/2006
Pages / Size: 456 / A5
Price: £19.99


Petra Buchwald did her undergraduate work at the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. There she received her Ph.D. in 1996 in Educational Science. In the year 2000 she received the Bennigsen-Foerder-Award for outstanding research of the Ministry of Science. In 2004 she joined the University of Wuppertal, where she served as Professor for Educational Science and returned to the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf recently. She has authored or edited three previous books, including Stress gemeinsam bewältigen [Communal coping] (2004), has published over 30 academic articles and book chapters, and is board member of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society since 2002.