Current Topics in Neurotoxicity

Adaptive and Maladaptive Aspects of Developmental Stress

Editors: Laviola, Giovanni, Macrì, Simone (Eds.)

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Since the very early stages of life, we all experience some form of stress. Stressors can be mild to severe and can range from unsuccessfully longing for maternal milk in infancy, to recklessly wiggling on a motorbike to be on time to watch the NBA finals on TV, to breaking up a relationship.

All those events that we call “stress” have the capability of perturbing a given state of psychological and physiological equilibrium and moving it to a different level. The transition from crawling to walking has to be considered a form of stress as much as losing a job.

It is through a continuous cross-talk between environmental stressors and individual adaptations that we build our personalities and our ways to cope with daily hassles. External challenges should not necessarily be regarded as “bad”, but instead seen as constructive forces forming our ability to navigate a changing world.

What is stress good for? What is stress bad for? When and why do we need to be “stressed”? Should we worry about stress? When does stress equate to “normality”? When does it turn into pathology? We hope with this book to provide some answers to these fundamental questions.  

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“This book explores the positive and negative effects of stress, using a developmental perspective from prenatal experiences through adolescence. It also examines animal models to see how rodents, primates, and birds adapt to stress early in development. … Both clinicians and researchers would benefit from this book. … This book is well written by an international collection of experts in the field and is full of research findings. Readers with a solid background in physiological psychology and ethology will find this book very interesting.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2013)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Inductive Agency of Stress: From Perinatal to Adolescent Induction

    Archer, Trevor (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Making Sense of Stress: An Evolutionary—Developmental Framework

    Giudice, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Prenatal and Maternal Psychosocial Stress in Primates: Adaptive Plasticity or Vulnerability to Pathology?

    Maestripieri, Dario (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • The Everyday Stress Resilience Hypothesis: Unfolding Resilience from a Perspective of Everyday Stress and Coping

    DiCorcia, Jennifer A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-93

  • Ontogeny of Stress Reactivity in the Human Child: Phenotypic Flexibility, Trade-Offs, and Pathology

    Flinn, Mark V. (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive and Maladaptive Aspects of Developmental Stress
Editors
  • Giovanni Laviola
  • Simone Macrì
Series Title
Current Topics in Neurotoxicity
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5605-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5605-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5604-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8570-5
Series ISSN
2363-9563
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 281
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