Tag: stress

Racism and Cellular Aging

by Volume 16, Number 6 There are many ways in which racism affects health. One that doesn’t command media attention is what is happening at the cellular level for African Americans in the United States, a process that hastens aging.…

Gyroscoping

by Volume 16, Number 4 The definition of a gyroscope is as follows: “A wheel or disk mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and also free to rotate about one or both of two axes perpendicular to each other…

Too Hot to Help

by Volume 14, Number 2 “Conservation of Resources” (COR) is a model of stress developed by Stevan Hobfoll, PhD, currently of Rush Medical College in Chicago. The essence of the model is that persons seek to acquire and maintain resources…

Subjective Age

by   Volume 12, Number 8 In the social and behavioral sciences, objective data often reveal the importance of subjective perceptions with respect to health. Perceptions of stressors have a profound impact on how much stress persons actually experience. Optimistic…