Anxiety 101 (The Psych 101 Series)

Anxiety 101 (The Psych 101 Series)

By: Moshe Zeidner (author), Professor Gerald Matthews (author)Paperback

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Anxiety refers to a state in which an individual is inordinately apprehensive, tense, and uneasy about the prospect of something terrible happening. Anxiety becomes a source of clinical concern once it begins to interfere with the ability to function in daily life. Anxiety 101 presents a state-of-the-art review of modern theories, research findings, assessments, and remediation relevant to the study of anxiety. This quick, user-friendly book is designed to address the most critical aspects of anxiety, especially those involving individual differences and interventions. To offer comprehensive coverage of anxiety, the authors present the best of the new research drawing from differential psychology, personality and social psychology, stress, coping, psychobiology, and neuroscience. The Psych 101 Series: Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

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Moshe Zeidner, PhD, is Professor of Human Development and Educational Psychology and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions at the University of Haifa, Israel,. His research focuses on personality, the assessment of stress and emotion, coping with traumatic events, and emotional intelligence. Professor Zeidner received a Lifelong Achievement Award in July 2003 from the Society of Stress and Anxiety Research. His most recent book, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth, was accorded an Honorable Mention by the American Academic Publishing Society (2003).Professor Zeidner is a consulting editor for the Journal of Educational Psychology; Personality and Individual Differences; Stress, Anxiety, and Coping; Psychology in the Schools; and Emotion. Professor Zeidner has co-authored or co-edited ten books and has authored or co-authored over two hundred articles and book's chapters published in the scientific literature.||Gerald Matthews, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses on human performance, human factors, performance and information processing, and stress and cognition. Professor Matthews' main area of research interest is applying cognitive science models to human factors, individual differences, and stress, as well as the assessment and psychophysiology of personality and mood. More specifically, he is interested in personality and mood effects on attention and performance, stress and fatigue effects on performance, and the relationship between emotion and attentional processing. He has also researched the application of cognitive models of stress to individual differences in appraisal, coping, and stress outcomes. He is an associate editor of the journal Personality and Individual Differences and a consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.


Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: History and theories; Chapter 3: What are the origins of anxiety?; Chapter 4: How do we best assess anxiety?; Chapter 5: How does anxiety affect cognitive outcomes?; Chapter 6: Does intervention help?; Chapter 7: Looking ahead.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780826104885
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9780826104885
  • weight: 304
  • ISBN10: 0826104886

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