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Overview

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.

Rick Harrington, University of Houston, Victoria

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.
  • The book's pedagogical structure presents foundational material first, followed by more applied information.
  • The book balances its coverage of the negative aspects of stress with some positives, including: the adaptive value of stress, benefits from traumatic encounters, and challenge as a force that leads to greater well-being.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes present scenarios that students can relate to, and introduce upcoming topics prior to discussions of theory and research.
  • Key terms and concepts are set in bold-faced font throughout the text, allowing students to immediately recognize their importance. Terms are also listed at the end of chapters.
  • A running glossary defines key terms and concepts in sidebars; these terms populate a complete glossary located at the back of the book.
  • Insight exercises, designed to raise students' awareness of concepts at a personal level, are dispersed throughout the text.
  • Stress management exercises engage students and facilitate experiential learning and application of the concepts.
  • Each chapter concludes with chapter summaries, concept reviews, and critical thinking questions that facilitate deeper understanding of concepts.
Part 1: STRESS, HEALTH, AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY.
1. Stress and Health.
2. Positive Psychology.
Part 2: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS AND ILLNESS.
3. Stress and the Nervous System.
4. Stress, Illness, and the Immune System.
5. The Impact of Stress on Health Conditions.
Part 3: STRESS, PERSONALITY, AND EMOTIONS.
6. Personality and Stress.
7. Anxiety, Anger, and Depression.
Part 4: INTERPERSONAL AND JOB STRESS.
8. Interpersonal Stress.
9. Job Stress.
Part 5: EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL SELF-REGULATION.
10. Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches.
11. Physical Activity and Exercise.
12. Nutrition.
Part 6: MIND-BODY STRATEGIES.
13. Self-Regulation and Relaxation Strategies.
14. Meditation, Yoga, and Biofeedback.
Part 7: GUIDELINES FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT AND WELL-BEING ENHANCEMENT.
15. Guidelines for Stress Management and Well-Being Enhancement.

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