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In this revised and updated edition, the author has incorporated new findings and the latest research of the much studied, but still little-understood, phenomenon of stress.
Dealing with issues of great significance to both individuals and organizations in today′s fast-paced world, this book will be of considerable interest to HRD personnel, management experts, psychiatrists, sociologists, counsellors, psychologists and trainers.
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D M Pestonjee, PhD, is currently associated with School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, as GSPL Chair Professor since July 2009. He is also associated with CEPT University, Ahmedabad, as Dean, Faculty of Applied Management. He has served at eminent institutions like IIM, Ahmedabad and Banaras Hindu University. He is a psychologist having PhD in Industrial Psychology from the Aligarh Muslim University and he was conferred the D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by the Banaras Hindu University in April 2003. In November, 2000, he was conferred the title of Honorary Professor of the Albert Schweitzer International University, Geneva (Switzerland). He was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Medal for Science and Peace in April 2004. He has over four decades of teaching and research experience. Among his better known works are: Organization Structure and Job Attitudes (1973), Behavioral Processes in Organization (1981), Second Handbook of Psychological and Social Instruments (1988), Third Handbook of Psychological and Social Instruments (1997), Studies in Organizational Roles and Stress and Coping (1997), Studies in Stress and Its Management (1999), and the celebrated Stress and Coping: The Indian Experience (1992, 2002).Review:
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[Makes] the plea that a systematic cross-cultural investigation is required to identify cultures in which people′s behaviour appears to deviate from the predictions based on the theoretical models developed in the West. In the meantime, those interested in stress or transcultural psychiatry can turn to this book for studies which largely replicate Western findings in the Indian context′ - British Journal of Medical Psychology
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