Stress and Anxiety
The peer-reviewed papers in this edition of Stress and Anxiety address three major areas of interest. The first related to Strategies and Interventions poses the question if exercise reduces our anxiety levels, why do not more of us engage in regular exercise, it also challenges a lack of time as a valid reason for not exercising.
The next two chapters argue Polyvagal's theory and its application to exposure among people with PTSD, and the role of Faith in strengthening the role of cognitive behavioural therapy.
The second section deals with Children and Opportunities and includes the importance of attachment and self-esteem for the development of maltreated preschool children; a comparison of German and Turkish primary school students on their coping strategies; how attention is effected or not under stress; and positive factors, such as self-regulation and ego-resilience in teacher education.
The third and final section looks at Trauma and Adaptation among mothers of detainees in Palestine, and survivors of a myocardial infarction, and also at the moral attitudes of Israeli school students towards the Holocaust. The diversity of papers presented here represents a breadth of human experience from struggle to challenge to achievement.