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Do we know how stressed we are?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 September 2015

Natalia Washington*
Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2098.


I take issue with Kalisch et al.'s formulation of PASTOR, arguing that care must be taken in understanding what is meant by “appraisal.” I examine the implications of PASTOR given two competing possibilities for what counts as an appraisal – first, if appraisal is restricted to conscious reflection on one's circumstances, and second, if appraisal is expanded to include subconscious mechanisms of evaluation.

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