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Positive Power of Negative Thinking Using Defensive Pessimism to Harness Anxiety and Perform at Your Peak

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ISBN-10: 0465051391

ISBN-13: 9780465051397

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Julie K. Norem

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From Norman Vincent Peale to the smiley face, optimism has become an essential part of society. In this book, psychologist Julie Norem offers evidence that, for many people, positive thinking is an ineffective strategy for successfully coping with the anxieties and pressures of modern life.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Julie K. Norem is Associate Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College and was previously Associate Editor of Journal of Research in Personality.

Preamble to a Contrarian View
Accentuating the Negative: A Strategy, Not a Symptom
What It's All About: The Problem of Anxiety
Why Can't a Pessimist Be More Like an Optimist?
Taking Cover: The Avoider and the Self-Handicapper
Negative Thinking Versus Positive Illusions
No Size Fits All: Different Folks, Different Strategies
When Strategies Clash: Same Boat Different Strokes
Dark Side, Bright Side, My Side: Prospects for Change