Journals Higher Education



06 March 2003

328 Pages | 11 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195133592

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Emotions, Stress, and Health

Alex J. Zautra

In this original work, Alex Zautra offers a fresh approach to understanding how emotions and stress influence health. When we brave the emotional complexities within our lives, according to Zautra, we resolve many paradoxes that we face in understanding ourselves. When we ask ourselves, " Is my glass half empty or half full?" for instance, we seek a single answer to questions about the fullness of our lives. Doing so, we often overlook the obvious truth. The glass is both half empty and half full. Our emotional life is a rich tapestry of hope, woven from experiences with positive emotion, and fear, arising from encounters with negative emotion. With scholarship, wit and a wealth of data from carefully conducted research, Zautra presents a convincing case for understanding our emotions in two dimensions: the pursuit of the positive and defense against the negative. This book will be of interest to people interested in stress, work, aging, and depression as well as psychologists, therapists, educators, professors and graduate students.


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