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Psychophysiology

Feeling Anxious? Think Again.

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

While the negative emotions are a hallmark of clinical anxiety disorder, there is conflicting evidence about the physiological symptoms. Do sufferers really have maladaptive bodily responses to social stress, or do they just perceive it that way?

Having Heart: Can We Rethink Life's Stresses?

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

We tend to think of stress as negative, and arousal as harmful, and indeed we spend lots of time and money--on vacations, fitness clubs, bar tabs--trying to minimize stress. But is it possible that stress is not all that bad, that in fact it may be tonic at times?