Stress and coping

Stress is the emotional , psychological, or physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. Common stress reactions include tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety of physical symptoms that include headache and a fast heartbeat. Stress can cause both mental and physical symptoms. The effects of stress are different for different people. Coping refers to the use of conscious or unconscious strategies or mechanisms in adapting to stress, various disorders, or environmental demands.

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Coming to Terms with Fear

September 26, 2013
Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities
Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, New York University

Positive development, stress reduction main focus of PSIP conference
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) held its first Parent Stress Intervention Program (PSIP) Conference July 14-17. Instructors delved into each of the two intervention manuals created by VKC researchers to teach parents of children with disabilities how to manage stress.

SENSE study examines theatre participation’s effect on stress, self-perception in autism
VKC investigator Blythe Corbett, Ph.D., recently published findings on the effects that theatre arts participation may have on adolescents on the autism spectrum, including their levels of psychological stress in social settings as well as their self-perception of stress. The findings were reported in the journal Autism.

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Grants related to the topic: Stress and coping

  • Stress-Mediated Alterations in Serotonin 2c Receptor Editing and Function
    PI: Emeson, Ron
  • Risk and Resiliency for Youth with Autism during the Transition to Adulthood
    PI: Taylor, Julie Lounds

People related to the topic: Stress and coping

Bruce Compas, Ph.D.
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology and Human Development; Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Psycho-Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Ronald Emeson, Ph.D.
Joel G. Hardman Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, IDDRC Neuroscience Core D; Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance; Interim Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Mary Jo Gilmer, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing; Professor of Pediatrics

Vicki Harris, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology & Human Development and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Craig Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Special Education; Associate Director, IDDRC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core E; Deputy Director of Organizational Research and Interventions, Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation

Tedra A. Walden, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Human Development

Lynn S. Walker, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology; Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science

Kenneth A Wallston, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology in Nursing and Psychology, Emeritus

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