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Stress Personality and Cancer

Sumitra Srivastava (Author)
Synopsis Cancer has increasingly attracted the dread and fascination of human beings. Non-medical people fear it more due to ignorance of its causes, symptoms, treatment and implications. And the medical fraternity continues to attempt finding the answers to their questions regarding the disease which is today responsible for nearly one in every eight deaths. Stress, Personality and Cancer is probably the first detailed examination in India of the relationship of psychological factors and the disease. Mrs. Sumitra Srivastavas thorough investigation of a large sample of cancer investigation of a large sample of cancer affected and cancer free individuals is an admirably motivated study. By examining the remote and recent stress and the variables of the individuals’ personalities, Dr. Srivastava has made an excellent start in a new field – the possible prevention and slowing down of the cancer process through advanced psychological therapy. Stress, Personality and Cancer is a well-researched and documented study and ought to find an extremely wide readership.
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About the author

Sumitra Srivastava

Formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, New Delhi, a University of Delhi College run by the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India Dr. Sumitra Srivastava obtained the M.A. (Psychology) and B.T. degrees from Agra University and Ph.D. (Psychology) from the University of Delhi. During her teaching career spanning over 38 years in the Women’s Training College, Dayal Bagh, Agra, Dayanand Girls’ College, Kanpur and R.A.K. College of Nursing, New Delhi, Dr. Srivastava has taught M.A. (Psychology), M.Phil. and Master of Nursing courses in Psychology. Her fields of special study and research interests in Psychology have been Social Psychology and Clinical and Health Psychology, and she has been researching and writing extensively in these areas. Dr. Srivastava has published several research papers and article in academic journals in the field and also in the national dailies. Her earlier books entitled Stress Personality and Cancer (1988) and Understanding Stress – A Multidimentional Approach (1998) have been appreciated and well received both by the reviewers and the readers. Dr. Srivastava is associated with several educational and social institutions in various capacities. She is the Joint Secretary of the Association for Social Health in India, and in that capacity has been actively engaged in improving the Social Health of the people.

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Bibliographic information

Title Stress Personality and Cancer
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1988
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185135347
length xvi+159p., Figures; Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.