Stress- studies

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1. What did Johansson find?

  • Having no control over a situation is linked to increased levels of stress.
  • The workers secreted more cortisol than the cleaners. This was linked with an increased risk of stress related illness and absenteeism. They also felt more irritated and rushed.
  • A higher score on the daily hassles report showed links to increased chances of having a stress related illness.
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2. Who used self reports to investigate stress?

  • Kanner
  • Geer & Maisel
  • Johansson

3. What did Geer and Maisel find?

  • Having no control over a situation is linked to increased levels of stress.
  • The workers secreted more cortisol than the cleaners. This was linked with an increased risk of stress related illness and absenteeism. They also felt more irritated and rushed.
  • A higher score on the daily hassles report showed links to increased chances of having a stress related illness.

4. Who used a combined approach (i.e. both self reports and physiological measures) to investigate stress?

  • Johansson
  • Geer & Maisel
  • Kanner

5. Who researched biofeedback as a treatment of stress?

  • Waxler-Morrison
  • Budzynski
  • Meichenbaum

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