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NCJ Number: 97736 Find in a Library
Title: Stress, Black Stress, and Techniques for Life Enrichment (From Technical Information and Assistance Center for Minorities in Corrections, 1982 - See NCJ-97736)
Author(s): F B Phillips
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Blacks in Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Blacks in Criminal Justice
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National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A discussion of stress in general and the particular stresses that black people experience concludes with a presentation of effective techniques for reducing stress.
Abstract: Black people must assume a leadership role in balancing technological achievement with the meeting of other needs. Both positive and negative events produce stress. Both stress and the process of adapting to it have four components: physiological, cognitive-affective, behavioral, and metaphysical. These processes affect organizations as well as individuals. Black stress is the set of adjustments that black people have made in response to the racist environmental structure of American society and the world. These stresses include environmental stresses, a confused concept of personal identity, confusion over cultural identity, and a sense of less control over the environment. Seven useful stress management techniques are relaxation exercises, visualization, positive thinking, assertiveness, emotional sharing, self-awareness, and cultural awareness. An eighth exercise that is valuable is the development of a life plan outlining goals and the means to reach them. Attached critiques and 13 references.
Main Term(s): Stress management
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Self-help programs; Stress assessment
Note: Available on microfiche as NCJ-97735.
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