Cary L. Cooper og Philip Dewe
Blackwell 2004 160 s. ISBN 1405107456
Bogomtale fra forlaget.
Stress: A Brief History is a lively, accessible, and detailed
examination of the origins of the field of stress research.
- First concise, accessible, academically grounded book on the origins
of the concept of stress.
- Explores different theories and models of stress such as the
psychosomatic approach, homeostasis, and general adaptation syndrome.
- Discusses the work and intriguing contributions of key researchers
in the field such as Walter Cannon, Hans Selye, Harold Wolff, and
- Explains the origins of key concepts in stress such as stressful
life events, the coronary-prone personality, and appraisals and coping.
- Culminates in a discussion of what makes a good theory and what
obligations stress researchers have to those whose working lives they
1. From early beginnings to the 20th Century
The 20th Century – The Early Years
3. From the 1950s to Richard
4. The Work of Richard Lazarus
5. Work Stress and
Occupational Health Psychology
6. What do we mean by stress: From the
past to the future
About the Authors
Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational
Psychology and Health at the Manchester School of Management. He is the
author of over 100 books, as well as senior co-editor of the Blackwell
Encyclopedia of Management (12 volumes, with Chris Argyris). He has
been an advisor to the World Health Organisation, two UN bodies, and the
International Labor Organisation.
is Professor of
Organizational Behaviour and Head of the Organizational Psychology
Department at Birkbeck College. He is the author of numerous books and
articles, including Organizational Stress
(with Cary L. Cooper and
Michael P. O’Driscoll, 2001) and Coping, Health and Organisations
(edited with Tom Cox and Michael Leiter, 2000).