Psychology - Rahe, Mahan and Arthur - Aims and Context

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Aims and Context

  • Hans Selye research in the 1930's suggested a causal link between the psychological state of stress and physical illness, creating the field of psychosomatic research.
  • Working in a TB sanatiorium, Holmes and co-worker Norman Hawkins observed that this infectious illness was more common among poor people. They suggested that it was not poverty per se, but the emotional effects of poverty, that increased vulnerability to

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