Toward an integrative approach to the study of stress

J Pers Soc Psychol. 1984 Apr;46(4):939-49. doi: 10.1037//0022-3514.46.4.939.


Stress and coping are considered as part of a process involving environmental events, psychosocial processes, and physiological response. The concept of stress as well as approaches to its study are discussed. Links between coping and perceived control are described, and measurement approaches are evaluated. The usefulness of integrated approaches to the study of stress, emphasizing expansion of both conceptual and methodological perspectives, is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Anxiety / psychology
  • Arousal
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events
  • Social Environment
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology*