Stress management tricky with miners

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A UB psychologist and stress expert says research on traumatic experiences pinpoints specific sources of stress that the trapped Chilean miners and their rescuers will need to manage in the weeks and months ahead, and offers ways of dealing with them.

“There are few direct parallels to their experience,” explains Michael J. Poulin, assistant professor of psychology, “but we know, first of all, that the miners have been greatly deprived of control over their environment, which laboratory and field research indicates is highly stressful.

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