A System’s Approach to Stress, Stressors & Resilience in Humans
Oken, et al. 2015

Stress physiology was reviewed from a systems science perspective.
• Stressors push biological systems from baseline toward lower utility states.
• The system change is based on objective attributes and perceptions of the stressor.
• Allostatic Load is utility reduction due to stress-related state changes.
• Resilience affects ability to return to high utility state following perturbations.