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Stress, Health and Well-Being : Thriving in the 21st Century, International Edition Paperback – 1 Jan 2012

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth ISE; 1 edition (1 January 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111831831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111831837
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.1 x 23.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 821 g
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Part 1: STRESS, HEALTH, AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Stress and Health. 2. Positive Psychology. Part 2: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND ILLNESS. 3. Stress and the Nervous System. 4. Stress, Illness, and the Immune System. 5. The Impact of Stress on Health Conditions. Part 3: STRESS, PERSONALITY, AND EMOTIONS. 6. Personality and Stress. 7. Anxiety, Anger, and Depression. Part 4: INTERPERSONAL AND JOB STRESS. 9. Job Stress. Part 5: EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL SELF-REGULATION. 10. Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches. 11. Physical Activity and Exercise. 12. Nutrition. Part 6: MIND-BODY STRATEGIES. 13. Self-Regulation and Relaxation Strategies. 14. Meditation, Yoga, and Biofeedback. Part 7: GUIDELINES FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT AND WELL-BEING ENHANCEMENT. 15. Guidelines for Stress Management and Well-Being Enhancement.

About the Author

Dr. Rick Harrington has been a faculty member at the University of Houston, Victoria (UHV), since 1987. His specialty areas include health psychology/behavioral medicine and social psychology. He obtained his doctorate in social psychology and psychophysiology from the University of Texas at Arlington and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine/social psychology at the University of Houston. Dr. Harrington is a licensed psychologist who received his licensing supervision at Houston's Methodist Hospital's Institute for Preventive Medicine. He practiced psychology in Houston at the Methodist Hospital, in private practice, and also worked as a Research Associate for the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harrington has been teaching at the college level for over 25 years and is a past recipient of UHV's Teaching Excellence Award. He has also been honored by Who's Who Among America's Teachers" (1996, 2007) as one of the "best teachers in America selected by the best students." Dr. Harrington initiated the UHV Psi Chi chapter and is a former president of the Victoria Area Psychological Association. His research endeavors have included work in biofeedback, smoking cessation, personality, and life satisfaction."

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