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Building Resistance to Stress and Aging

The Toughness Model

Authors: Dienstbier, R.

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About this book

The toughness model proposed in this book incorporates psychological research and neuroscience to explain how a variety of toughening activities - ranging from confronting mental and physical challenges to meditation - sustain our brains and bodies, and ultimately build our mental and psychological capacities degenerated by stress and by aging.

About the authors

Richard A Dienstbier is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Psychology Department of the University of Nebraska, USA. For 24 years he was the Series Editor of the annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. His earlier papers and lectures defined toughness, but by emphasizing toughening impacts on the brain, this book updates and extends the concept.

Reviews

"Dientsbier's work on physiological toughness has been seminal. This well-written, informative and, at times, humorous book complements those of Sapolsky and McEwen - a must read for those interested in resilience." - Jim Blascovich, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

'Stress in our lives has a bad reputation. But the author marshals a vast amount of research literature to demonstrate that we can grow and become tougher from stress, with a resulting increase in our physical and mental capacities. This readable and highly informative book covers topics all the way from genetic, cellular, and endocrine functioning to helpful discussions of the popular literature on diet, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, and other lifestyle changes we can all make as we meet the challenges of our daily living.' John W. Reich, Arizona State University, USA


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dienstbier, Richard A.

    Pages 1-7

  • Toughness: An Opponent Process

    Dienstbier, Richard A.

    Pages 11-21

  • The Basic Brain: Grand Structures

    Dienstbier, Richard A.

    Pages 22-37

  • The Basic Brain: Neurons and Neurochemistry

    Dienstbier, Richard A.

    Pages 38-51

  • Heredity, Genes, and Environment

    Dienstbier, Richard A.

    Pages 52-64

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45485-0
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45484-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-49803-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Resistance to Stress and Aging
Book Subtitle
The Toughness Model
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45485-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137454850
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45484-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49803-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 380
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