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Then it goes on to explain the factors that contribute towards stress such as nutrition, diet, physical activity, substance usage, and so on. Towards the end, the author offers several methods of reducing stress including biofeedback, self-motivation, and systematic self-desensitization. The book specifically provides coping methods for college students demonstrating an understanding of their context and scenarios that lead to stress. There are useful ‘suggested activities’ at the end of each chapter that engage the readers and allow an assessment of causative factors for stress.
Strengths: Only towards the beginning, the author clears the ambiguity regarding the definition of stress and all other related conditions by providing a college-level assessment of the term. The explanations provided throughout the book are easy to understand and follow, which makes collection of information easier. The presence of ‘suggested activities’ at the end of each chapter enables a useful analysis of an individual’s personal stress level. Overall, the book is an informative resource for understanding stress, its effect on college students and how its impact can be mitigated.
Weaknesses: Since the resource is a book, it is not peer-reviewed although the publishers may have reviewed the authenticity of the cited sources. Also, rather than providing empirical findings, the books deals more with the theoretical foundations underlying stress and the associated terms. Although the book is informative, the author has made less effort to describe its correlation with other variables impacting college students. The book is more of a theoretical resource rather than one involving a research question and subsequently its findings.
Relevance to task: The book is focused towards stress among college students being relevant to our research subject. Throughout the book,
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