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Putting Stress in Historical Context: Why It Is Important That Being Stressed Out Was Not a Way to Be a Person 2,000 Years Ago

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-461793
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.46179
Hutmacher, Fabian
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Abstract

It was not until the middle of the twentieth century that scientists and Western societies began to label the combination of physiological and psychological responses that people display when things are getting too much and out of balance as “stress.” However, stress is commonly understood as a universal mechanism that exists across times and cultures. In a certain sense, this universality claim ...

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