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Psychological Stress/Selye/Elovainio/Kivimäki: Selye (1973)(1) who popularized the use of the term stress, held the view that elevated levels of corticosteroids served as a bodily marker for stress. Selye’s general adaptation syndrome (GAS) underscored that any stressor, physiological or psychological, would produce in essence the same physiological stereotyped stress response. The profile of this response varies according to whether the stressor is of short duration (alarm), moderate duration (resistance), or long duration (exhaustion). (See also Selye 1956(2); >Stress/psychological theories, >Stress/Lazarus.


1. Selye, H. 1973. The evaluation of the stress concept, American Scientist 61: 692–9
2. Selye, H. 1956. What is stress?, Metabolism 5: 525


Marko Elovainio and Mika Kivimäki, “Models of personality and health”, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press


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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Selye, Hans
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018


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