Year: 1987 Source: National Conference on Social Stress, (2nd: 1987: Durham, N.H.), 31p. SIEC No: 19900328

Describes research that uses a macroscopic measurement device called the Index of the Pace of Social Life to measure the seasonality of social stress in contemporary U.S. society. Findings indicate that the amount of stress varies significantly & consistently over the calendar year. Possible explanations are offered as to why certain months tend to demonstrate high concentrations of stress-producing events, while other months have generally low incidences of such events. (14 ref)