Emotions, Stress, And Health

Paperback | January 19, 2006

byAlex J. Zautra

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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 on emotional intensity. Zautra masterfullyintegrates 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 andmarriage, work, aging, and community. By reviewing research on chronic pain, depression, child abuse, and addiction, Zautra also provides new insights into clinical problems.

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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 on emotional intensity. Zautra masterfullyintegrates research and theory on emotion and st...

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 Foundati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:January 19, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Emotional Experiences2. Emotions in Two Dimensions3. Stress and the Eyes of the Beholder4. The Effects of Stress on the Experience of Emotions5. Positive Emotions and Mental Health: Are We Chasing the Rainbow?6. The Role of Positive Emotions in Health7. Emotional Intelligences8. Attention and Pain: The Role of Emotions9. Depression and Anxiety: Two Frequent Disturbances of Emotion under Stress10. Addiction and Emotions11. Emotions Abused12. Marriage and Other Close Relationships: A Two-Dimensional Look13. The Quality of Emotional Life at Work14. The Preservation of Quality of Emotional Life as We Age15. The Emotional Community16. Some ConclusionsNotesReferencesIndex

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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