Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Stress Response

R. M. Nesse, S. Bhatnagar, E. A. Young

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

45 Scopus citations


Because the stress response is so often associated with negative events, its utility has often been neglected. The selective advantages that shaped the evolution of the stress system and its regulation mechanisms is an essential foundation for understanding its costs and why HPA activity so often seems excessive. © 2007

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Psychology


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