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Noted expert Dr. Jim Quick to deliver a
10-year review of stress research, theory

Oct. 16, 2007 -
- Dr. Jim Quick will visit the ASU-Jonesboro campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, to share his research on stress with College of Business students and faculty at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. in Room 182 of the ASU Museum.

The term “preventive stress management,” is now common, as evinced by its inclusion in the 2007 APA Dictionary of Psychology, but the term, coined in the 1970s by brothers Jim and John Quick, represented a radical notion in workplace wellness. The term was subsequently recognized by Colgate University in its inventory of alumni inventions and discoveries.

The Quick brothers translated the public health notions of stress prevention into an organizational context and created their theory of preventive stress management while Jim was earning his Ph.D. and Jonathan was earning his M.D. and Master of Public Health degree. The theory has since been applied to professional women’s stress, used to study U.S. Navy major weapons systems managers, used to testify on National Health Objectives in 2000 to the National Academy of Sciences, and used in the U.S. Air Force during the 1990s. Stress is directly or indirectly implicated in 7 of the 10 leading causes of death in developed countries.

Dr. James Campbell (Jim) Quick is the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and visiting professor at Lancaster University Management School.  He graduated from Colgate University with honors and received the 2002 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for consulting with executives and leaders to create humane organizations. Dr. Jim Quick’s current research focuses on executive health and the career transition of retired U.S. Navy admirals. He and his wife, the former Sheri Grimes Schember, are members of the Silver Society, the American Psychological Foundation, and the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System.


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