Status, Stress, and Heart Disease

Jay R. Kaplan and Stephen B. Manuck

in Interdisciplinary Research

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780195324273
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199893966 | DOI:
  Status, Stress, and Heart Disease

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This chapter describes the history of the scientific collaboration between the authors, Jay Kaplan and Steve Manuck, which represents the pairing of two disciplines — physical anthropology (primatology) (Kaplan) and psychology (Manuck). In a series of studies in cynomolgus monkeys, the researchers demonstrate that stressful circumstances and an individual's social position (status) within a group influence coronary artery atherosclerosis, the pathologic process that produces vulnerability to heart disease.

Keywords: interdisciplinary research; collaboration; cynomolgus monkeys; coronary atherogenesis; cardiovascular disease; status; atherosclerosis

Chapter.  11064 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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