Alan P. Chesney

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In this study we examined the effect(s) of race, sex socioecological stress, and habitual anger-coping systolic/diastolic blood pressure levels and risk for being classified hypotensive. A total of 495 black/white males and 511 black/white females, residing in high/low stress areas of Detroit, were classified in terms of high, medium, and low levels of(More)
The basic complaint of couples seeking sex therapy is that their sexual relationship is no longer satisfying to them, that they cannot deal with it. Although all couples who seek sex therapy feel that they have sex problems, not all couples experiencing sex problems seek sex therapy. We hypothesized that the way in which couples differ in their reaction to(More)
Literature on medical care utilization by Mexican-Americans suggests that patterns of utilization can be explained, in part, by acculturation, social class and social isolation. The relative importance of these variables is explored in a survey of a rural Mexican-American community in Southern Texas. Data on 152 families are analyzed using a logit analysis,(More)
Literature of Mexican-American folk medicine and on Mexican-American utilization of conventional medical services suggests that folk medicine and utilization of conventional medical services are related. This study reports on interviews with 40 Mexican-American families randomly selected from the community. The results indicate that choice of conventional(More)
The concept of a healthy organization is idealistic. Organizations are never fully stable, they never maximize their potential, and they never achieve complete harmony. It is a common myth that the leader determines an organization's health. It is how the psychodynamics of an organization are managed and the capacity of leaders and followers to repair(More)
Although sex researchers and therapists alike talk about treating "couples," there persists an assumption that "symptomatic" partners vary significantly from "asymptomatic" partners with respect to early background and personality variables. Indeed, these differences have been sometimes viewed as primary causal factors for the couple's presenting state of(More)
1. Judith M. Abplanalp, Ph.D. 2. Paul Abplanalp, Ph.D. 3. Robert Ader, Ph.D. 4. Benjamin L. Allen, Jr., M.D. 5. Karl Altman, Ph.D. 6. Hugh V. Angle, Ph.D. 7. William A. Ayer, D.D.S., Ph.D. 8. Howard L. Bailit, D.M.D., Ph.D. 9. Ernest Barratt, Ph.D. 10. Cynthia D. Belar, Ph.D. 11. Larry Bloom, Ph.D. 12. Richard R. Bootzin, Ph.D. 13. Laurence A. Bradley,(More)
As part of a follow-up evaluation participants in a short-term rapid-treatment program for sexual dysfunction were asked to respond to items soliciting their reactions to program procedures and exercises. These questions were not designed as the sole evaluative instrument for the work, but rather as an additional attempt to explore an important process(More)