Emotions, Stress, and Health

Emotions, Stress, and Health

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In this volume, Alex Zautra illustrates how experience with difficult or stressful emotional situations can, contrary to popular belief, be beneficial; for example, our ability to adapt to stress can be improved by experiencing difficult moments of emotional intensity. Zautra masterfully integrates research and theory on emotion and stress, identifying a unique and important role for stressful life events. He offers new insights into how stress and emotions can influence health and illness and demonstrates the wide applicability of this perspective across domains of love and marriage, work, aging and community. By reviewing research on chronic pain, depression, child abuse, and addiction, Zautra also provides new insights into clinical problems.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 147.3 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 839.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 line drawings
  • 0195307984
  • 9780195307986
  • 1,444,815

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Provides many interesting and important aspects of how an individual's life is impacted by a variety of emotions and stress. The book is easy to read, and exceptionally relevant to TR (therapeutic recreation) practitioners and researchers, particularly those interested in psychiatry, geriatrics, and mental health...The use of up to date research to support the information on stress, emotions and their impact on health make this a must-have for the TR student, practitioner, or researcher. * Therapeutic Recreation Journal * Zautra challenges us to face the paradox of emotions by reflecting upon our ability to integrate positive and negative in a two-dimensional, relational field * The Irish Psychologist * Writing in a clear and engaging style, Zautra presents a well-organized argument that positive emotions have physical and psychological consequences and need to be examined in their own right alongside the negative emotions. His arguments are convincing, creative, and stimulating - and based on sound empirical research * Choice * Written for both educated lay people and professionals, Emotions, Stress, and Health will be particularly exciting to researchers and practitioners since it provides a conceptually clean and consistent summary of the approach. There simply is no comparable book on the market; since this 'two-dimensional' model is at the cutting edge of emotion research, Zautra's exciting book has no competitions * Metapsychology Online Review *show more

About Alex J. Zautra

Alex J. Zautra is Foundation Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at Arizona State University. He has dedicated his career to the study of resilience. His current research is funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases, and the Arthritis Foundation.show more

Table of contents

1. The Nature of Emotional Experiences ; 2. Emotions in Two Dimensions ; 3. Stress and the Eyes of the Beholder ; 4. The Effects of Stress on the Experience of Emotions ; 5. Positive Emotions and Mental Health: Are We Chasing the Rainbow? ; 6. The Role of Positive Emotions in Health ; 7. Emotional Intelligences ; 8. Attention and Pain: the Role of Emotions ; 9. Depression and Anxiety: Two Frequent Disturbances of Emotion Under Stress ; 10. Addiction and Emotions ; 11. Emotions Abused ; 12. Marriage and Other Close Relationships: A Two-Dimensional Look ; 13. The Quality of Emotional Life at Work ; 14. The Preservation of Quality of Emotional Life As We Age ; 15. The Emotional Community ; 16. Some Conclusionsshow more

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Written for both educated lay people and professionals, Emotions, Stress, and Health will be particularly exciting to researchers and practitioners since it provides a conceptually clean and consistent summary of the approach. There simply is no comparable book on the market; since this 'two-dimensional' model is at the cutting edge of emotion research, Zautra's exciting book has no competitions Metapsychology Online Reviewshow more