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Studies in Biology, Economy and Society

Stress

Evolutionary, Biosocial and Clinical Perspectives

Editors: Bittles, Alan H., Parsons, Peter A. (Eds.)

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The collected papers in this volume cover the effects of environmental stress under a biological and energetic model. Examples are taken from fossil and living animal populations, and from outlier human populations and traditional societies. These examples indicate that stress increases energy demands and so reduces reproductive fitness. A wide range of stressful situations also are analyzed under the less stringent conditions experienced by modern human populations, when cultural factors assume importance. These emphasize the interaction between genetic, physiological, psychological and social factors in everyday life and in clinical settings.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Long-term Responses to Physical Stress: Evidence from the Fossil Record

    Sheldon, Peter R.

    Pages 1-23

  • Environmental Stress and Evolutionary Adaptation

    Berry, R. J.

    Pages 24-40

  • From Energy Budgets to Adaptive Limits under Stress: Sexual Ornaments, Senescence, and Outlier Human Populations

    Parsons, Peter A.

    Pages 41-60

  • Population Differences in Blood Pressure Genes

    Carter, Nicholas D.

    Pages 61-69

  • Sub-threshold Effects of Maternal Alcohol Consumption on Craniodental Development

    Kieser, Jules A.

    Pages 70-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress
Book Subtitle
Evolutionary, Biosocial and Clinical Perspectives
Editors
  • Alan H. Bittles
  • Peter A. Parsons
Series Title
Studies in Biology, Economy and Society
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-14163-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-14163-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-66611-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 203
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