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Can Ancient and Modern Stressors be Distinguished? A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Psychosocial Characteristics and Health Symptoms in Young and Older Adults.

Katsampouris, E., Turner-Cobb, J., Barnett, J. and Arnold, R., 2020. Can Ancient and Modern Stressors be Distinguished? A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Psychosocial Characteristics and Health Symptoms in Young and Older Adults. Journal of Health Psychology. (In Press)

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Abstract

A novel conceptualisation of stress includes a distinction between ancient (AS) and modern stressors (MS); the notion that established adaptive psychophysiological coping processes may enable individuals to better withstand AS than MS. Two consecutive mixed-methods studies assessed the feasibility of distinguishing between AS and MS in young and older adults, using questionnaires and interviews. MS were positively associated with cold symptoms in older adults; and five psychosocial characteristics were identified to profile AS and MS along a continuum. An evolutionary distinction between AS and MS provides an important psychological dimension in better understanding and assessing stress-health processes.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1359-1053
Uncontrolled Keywords:ancient, emotions, health, modern, stress
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34738
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:26 Oct 2020 12:52
Last Modified:26 Oct 2020 12:52

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