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Threat Perception

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?