The Adrenocortical Reponse to Handling Stress in Two Temperate-Breeding Blackbird Species
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Science in Biology
Alfred M. Dufty, Jr.
James R. Belthoff
Modern stress research began with Canadian physician Hans Selye, who first defined stress in psychological terms as the response of an organism to any strong and potentially damaging stimulus (Selye, 1950). Since that time, the role of stress in living systems has become an active area of research in fields as wide-ranging as psychology, sociology, animal behavior, ecology, and conservation biology. Because of its importance in human disease, stress has also come to take a prominent place in the vernacular. Unfortunately, widespread use of such a broad term has perhaps caused its meaning to become less clear.
Holman, Shanie L., "The Adrenocortical Reponse to Handling Stress in Two Temperate-Breeding Blackbird Species" (2001). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1177.