Stress revisited: A critical evaluation of the stress concept

@article{Koolhaas2011StressRA,
  title={Stress revisited: A critical evaluation of the stress concept},
  author={Jaap M. Koolhaas and Alessandro Bartolomucci and Bauke Buwalda and Sietse F. de Boer and Gabriele Fl{\"u}gge and Sijmen Mechiel Korte and Peter Meerlo and Robert C. C. Murison and Berend Olivier and Paola Palanza and Gal Richter-Levin and Andrea Sgoifo and Th. Steimer and Oliver Stiedl and G. V. Dijk and Markus W{\"o}hr and Eberhard Fuchs},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={1291-1301}
}
With the steadily increasing number of publications in the field of stress research it has become evident that the conventional usage of the stress concept bears considerable problems. The use of the term 'stress' to conditions ranging from even the mildest challenging stimulation to severely aversive conditions, is in our view inappropriate. Review of the literature reveals that the physiological 'stress' response to appetitive, rewarding stimuli that are often not considered to be stressors… 

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