The effect of learning on selected physiological reactions

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Mary Lou Thornburg (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: One of the modern unifying theories of mankind is the one concerned with the effects of stress on the organism; a theory which makes an attempt at unifying the physical, psychological, and social concepts of man; a theory which presents interest to both the scientist and the layman. If it will ever be possible to adjust human living and thereby control the amount of stress experienced by an individual, great strides could be taken in the maintenance of health. Stress itself is not only necessary, but it is even desirable. It is a part of life, a natural byproduct of all activities and should not be avoided. The meaning and direction of life is found by letting stressful situations be of use in constructive, meaningful patterns of behavior and activity. Selye (14-277) has said, "It is only in the heat of stress that individuality can be perfectly molded."

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Language: English
Date: 1962

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