Tag: Thousand Oaks

Stress

Stress

The association between stress and health has been documented for decades. Stress can affect health both directly through its physiological effects and indirectly from maladaptive behaviors such as overeating or smoking. While great advances have been made in our understanding the role of stress and its deleterious effects on health, much still remains to be [...]

September 28, 2011 More
Homicide

Homicide

Homicide is the most extreme act of violence. Although all homicides involve death at the hands of another, homicide is in actuality a diverse group of events. Homicides can occur between strangers, acquaintances, and intimate partners; they involve a wide array of physical forces and weapons and they include many types of motivations and precipitating [...]

September 14, 2011 More
Gender

Gender

There is controversy over how gender is defined and in the distinction between the terms gender and sex. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines gender as “the behavioral, cultural, and psychological traits typically associated with one’s sex.” Interestingly, the definition of sex encompasses “the sum of the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of living things that are [...]

September 12, 2011 More