Gain a critical understanding of the nature of stress from a positive psychology framework that allows you to look beyond a simple pathology of stress-related symptoms. This new edition of Stress Management and Prevention integrates Eastern and Western concepts of stress while emphasizing an experiential approach to learning through the use of exercises, activities, and self-reflection. This student-friendly text contains chapters on conflict resolution, mindfulness meditation, time management, prevention of health risks, and cognitive restructuring. Included throughout are an emphasis on mindfulness and the neuroscience behind it, more theories, and new techniques for stress reduction and time management. An updated companion website includes even more video-based activities so students can see techniques in practice.
David D. Chen, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology at California State University-Fullerton.
A Personal Introduction-from the Author to the Students About the Author I: Understanding the Nature of Stress 1. The Meaning of Stress 2. The Body's Reactions to Stress 3. Sources of Stress across the Lifespan 4. Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior 5. Individual and Cultural Differences II: Strategies of Stress Management and Prevention 6. Challenging Stressful Thinking 7.Problem Solving and Time Management 8. Psychological and Spiritual Relaxation Methods 9. Physical Methods for Stress Reduction 10. Preparing for the Future: College and Occupational Stress 11. Care of the Self: Nutrition and Other Lifestyle Issues 12. Stress and Conflict in Relationships III: Strategies of Synthesis and Prevention 13.Resilience and Stress 14.Optimal Functioning and Lasting Changes Glossary