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Stress, Distress and Adaptation in Police Work.
NIOSH 1975 Dec:17-25
The physiological and psychological effects of stress, sources and analysis of stress in police work and structured ways of reducing stress among police officers are discussed. Considerations include Hans Selye's contributions, physio-pathologic states, visual biologic indicators of stress, psychological mechanisms of stress induction, stress tolerance, biological rhythms, personality factors, role related stress, behavioral responses to stress, organizational stress, peer group pressure, human relations training programs, police identity workshops, team building format, crisis intervention and interpersonal conflict management training, physical exercise and self-defense training, diet and nutritional balance, participative management, counseling, relaxation conditioning and biofeedback techniques.
NIOSH-Author; Psychological-stress; Law-enforcement-officers; Patrolmen; Environment; Physiological-response; Physiological-factors; Hazards; Etiology; Control-measures; Behavior; Protective-measures; Psychological-responses; Personnel-development;
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187
Job Stress and the Police Officer: Identifying Stress Reduction Techniques, Proceedings of a Symposium, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 76-187
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