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Special Issue "Stress and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017) | Viewed by 103897
Special Issue Editors
Interests: stress; health; fatigue
Interests: understanding how exposure to physical and social environmental factors, such as noise, traffic and crowding causes stress in humans and how exposure to restorative (in particular natural) environments can promote recovery from stress and mental fatigue
2. Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, Tallinn University of Technology, 12616 Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: human factors; cyber defence; cyber security; decision-making; metacognition
Special Issue Information
Stress is a major issue and a global health phenomenon. It is ubiquitous in that it appears to affect people indiscriminately. Prolonged or repeated stress is known to negatively impact health and wellbeing, with resulting economic, societal and individual costs. We know a lot about the causes of stress but much remains unknown about the progression from stress to illness or how we assess and explain this process. One contributing factor that is starting to be recognised is the role of physical and psychological recovery. The term recovery is complex but it implies a return to some pre-existing baseline, and speed of recovery appears to be as important in the stress-illness process, than the nature of the acute stressor itself. Recovery is in fact a dynamic process, and not a static construct (Zijlstra, F. R. H., Cropley, M., & Rydstedt, L. W. (2014). From recovery regulation: an attempt to reconceptualize ‘recovery from work’. Stress and Health, 30, 244–252. doi: 10.1002/smi.2604.). To date, the term recovery, however, has not been well conceptualized and may be examined from different perspectives. For example, environmental restoration may specifically focus on the role of different environmental factors on promoting recovery from stress, while the biological perspective may examine physiological factors such as heart rate variability or cortisol secretion. Moreover, factors that promote recovery may also be part of the cause of stress. This Special Issue is concerned with understanding how we can aid recovery or prevent the build-up of stress in humans. This publication has a broad remit as we aim to capture and include papers from biological, cognitive, environmental, health, social, occupational, and neuro-psychology. Recovery is, therefore, not limited to one perspective and different perspectives are welcome. Empirical and theoretical papers are encouraged, as are papers that have utilized or developed new methodologies. Laboratory and field work will be considered as being of equal importance.
Prof. Dr. Mark Cropley
Prof. Dr. Stefan Sütterlin
Dr. Birgitta Gatersleben
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- Environmental stress