O'Reilly logo

Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

The Physiology of Stress: The Fight-or-Flight Response

There is more than sufficient data demonstrating that stress can lead to physical, emotional, and behavioral maladjustments. But how do changes in our lives lead to ill health? The answer lies in a physiological mechanism known as the fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight response is a survival mechanism present in humans and most animals that prepares us to deal with physical danger. Imagine our prehistoric ancestors, cavemen and cavewomen, exploring their terrain, perhaps even enjoying the wonders of their environment, when suddenly out of the corner of their eyes they spot a sabertoothed tiger, licking its lips in anticipation of a tasty human morsel. The fight-or-flight reaction ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required