Jos Brosschot is Professor by Special Appointment of Psycho-physiological Mechanisms of Stress in Daily Life at Leiden UniversityProfile page
Stress responses, typically popularized as outdated reactions to stressors such as cave bears, are far too brief and infrequent to make us sick. Yet, science still focuses on these responses, failing to explain the chronic high stress levels that can influence health and cause disease.
Faced with an anarchistic database of four million psychological articles, psychological researchers’ searching techniques seem woefully inadequate to find the state of the art. It is our academical duty to do far better. Literature searching is a difficult and essential skill of ‘slow science’.