Stress Management for Wellness
CSU, Chico Sociology Professor Emeritus
Dr. Shafer taught at CSU, Chico for 30 years. During that time, he developed and taught a course called “Human Stress.” His approach to the class, and to stress management, is to combine ideas from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, exercise physiology, economics, medical science, and behavioral medicine. He explains that there is both “good” and “bad” stress, and presents the concept of “hardiness” in relation to how individuals cope with stress. He concludes by describing several stress management techniques.
Recorded: November 14, 2012