(front cover) Stress: Myth, Research and Theory Fiona Jones and Jim Bright (spine) Stress: Myth, Research and Theory Fiona Jones and Jim Bright Prentice Hall Europe logo (back cover) Stress: Myth, Research and Theory Fiona Jones and Jim Bright Stress has become an issue which affects nearly every part of our lives, having an impact on our work, health and personal relationships. At the same time it remains a controversial phenomenon. Despite the high profile it has in the media and the public consciousness, there are many who consider stress a problematic term which has been used indiscriminately to describe a wide range of very different symptoms and problems. This book attempts a clear overview of our current understanding of stress. It combines laboratory findings with real world research and looks at the limitations of both. Summarising current theory, it highlights some of the popular misconceptions about stress, providing a valuable resource in terms of suggestions for further reading and the guidance it provides through a developing and complex field. About the authors: Fiona Jones is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire. She is a chartered Health Psychologist and conducts research and consultancy as well as publishing extensively on the topic of stress. Jim Bright is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of New South Wales. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Chair of the Australian Psychological Society Sydney College of Organisational Psychologists. He has published extensively in the area of Applied Psychology.Jones, Fiona is the author of 'Stress Myth, Theory, and Research', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130411891 and ISBN 0130411892.