Here's another presentation from this year's APS Convention available for all to view. Click to watch Stress: Mechanisms and Consequences. From the accompanying article:
You probably don’t need statistics to appreciate the pervasive role of stress in American life, but the numbers are there if you do. A recent Stress in America survey found that a quarter of adults experience high stress on a regular basis, and 42% say their stress levels are rising.
Given the impact stress has been known to have on physical and psychological well-being, that makes it a pretty urgent problem for behavioral researchers to consider.
“As everyone knows, stress is prevalent in everyday life,” said APS President Elizabeth A. Phelps of New York University, by way of introducing her presidential symposium at the 2014 APS Annual Convention. “And it seems to be increasing.”
Phelps gathered a wide-ranging panel to address the roots of stress — as well as potential interventions for it — from neurobiological, cognitive, health, and developmental perspectives.