Stress, Health and Well-Being: Thriving in the 21st Century

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Psychology - 538 pages
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Author Rick Harrington, licensed psychologist and professor, presents a thorough investigation of the mind-body connection as it relates to managing stress in this first edition of Stress, Health, & Well-Being: Thriving in the 21st Century. With an empirically grounded approach, the text integrates classical study of stress and health with findings from the burgeoning field of positive psychology. The result is a balanced coverage of the current scientific understanding of stress, enriched by research data analysis and practical applications for productive management of this pervasive force in our modern lives.
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Contents

Stress Health and Positive Psychology
1
The Biology of Stress and Illness
67
Stress Personality and Emotions
171
Interpersonal and Job Stress
243
Emotional and Behavioral SelfRegulation
301
MindBody Strategies
397
Guidelines for Stress Management and WellBeing Enhancement
453
Glossary
473
References
489
Name Index
523
Subject Index
531
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About the author (2012)

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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