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Origin of Everyday Moods Managing Energy, Tension, and Stress

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ISBN-10: 0195118057

ISBN-13: 9780195118056

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Robert E. Thayer

List price: $23.95
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Snacks. Sex. Shopping. Whether we realize it or not, all of us have strategies for self-medicating ourselves when we feel threatened or overwhelmed by tension or tiredness. But why do people respond to pressure in such different ways? And what really helps most to reduce tension and increase energy, a brisk ten-minute walk, twenty minutes of meditation, or two hours of watching TV? In this fascinating book, now new in paperback, Robert E. Thayer serves as an expert guide through the latest scientific research into moods and mood management, revealing which behaviours energise and empower us, and which sabotage our best interests. (Just five or ten minutes of walking, for example, can…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Origin of Moods
Mood and Its Meanings
A Theory of Mood
Moods as Barometers of Well-Being
The Relationship Between Mood and Thoughts
Energy and Tension Changes with Pms, Drugs, Social Interaction, Weather, and Life Events
How Energy and Tension Interact
The Evolutionary Biology of Moods
The Physiology and Anatomy of Mood
The Self-Regulation of Mood
Self-Regulation: Why, How, and How Effective?
Individual Differences in Mood-Regulating Strategies
Mood Substitution: Different Ways of Achieving the Same Mood
Rational Mood Substitution: Exercise More and Indulge Less
Optimal Mood Management
Practical Psychology of Self-Regulation
Overcoming Tense-Tiredness by Increasing Energy
Reducing Tension to Overcome Tense-Tiredness
Moods at Different Times of Day
Systematic Self-Observation: The First Step in Mood Change
A Review of the Origin and Self-Regulation of Everyday Moods
Appendix: Beyond Stress Management to Calm-Energy