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Building resistance to stress and aging : the toughness model, Richard A. Dienstbier, (electronic book ;)

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Building resistance to stress and aging : the toughness model
Title
Building resistance to stress and aging
Title remainder
the toughness model
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Dienstbier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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.
  • "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
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Dienstbier, Richard A
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Stress in old age
  • Physical fitness
  • Mental health
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By becoming tough we preserve those physical and mental capacities that are degenerated by stress and by aging. 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 and even giving and receiving nurturance - sustain our brains and bodies. These activities affect genetic processes that build neurochemical capacities and rebuild degraded brain structures. The physiological toughness leads, in turn, to improved mental/psychological faculties ranging from emotional stability to fluid intelligence and the preservation of our capacity to form memories
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Building resistance to stress and aging : the toughness model, Richard A. Dienstbier, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Introduction 1. Toughness: An Opponent Process 2. The Basic Brain: Grand Structures 3. The Basic Brain: Neurons and Neurochemistry 4. Heredity, Genes, and Environment PART II - INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 5-6: IMPACTS OF STRESSORS, AGING & OBESITY 5. Stress and Challenge: Kinds of Arousal 6. Long-term Stress: Stress Kills Neurons Too 7. The Aging of Brain: Not for Sissies 8. Fat and the Brain: Dumbing with Adiposity PART III - INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 9-14: TOUGHENING AT LAST 9. Basic Toughness: Helplessness and Cold 10. Basic Toughness: Scandinavians and Exercise 11. Nurturance Toughens and Neglect Weakens 12. Cognitive Enrichment Toughens 13. Physical Exercise Toughens 14. Toughening Through Meditation PART IV - INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 15-18 - APPLICATIONS OF TOUGHNESS 15. Toughness Affects Learning 16. Toughening Self Control and Mental Energy 17. Toughness, Emotional Control, and Therapy 18. Summary and a Full Model: It's a Tough Life
Control code
9781137454850
Extent
384 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137454850
Other physical details
11 figures, 5.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Building resistance to stress and aging : the toughness model, Richard A. Dienstbier, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Introduction 1. Toughness: An Opponent Process 2. The Basic Brain: Grand Structures 3. The Basic Brain: Neurons and Neurochemistry 4. Heredity, Genes, and Environment PART II - INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 5-6: IMPACTS OF STRESSORS, AGING & OBESITY 5. Stress and Challenge: Kinds of Arousal 6. Long-term Stress: Stress Kills Neurons Too 7. The Aging of Brain: Not for Sissies 8. Fat and the Brain: Dumbing with Adiposity PART III - INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 9-14: TOUGHENING AT LAST 9. Basic Toughness: Helplessness and Cold 10. Basic Toughness: Scandinavians and Exercise 11. Nurturance Toughens and Neglect Weakens 12. Cognitive Enrichment Toughens 13. Physical Exercise Toughens 14. Toughening Through Meditation PART IV - INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 15-18 - APPLICATIONS OF TOUGHNESS 15. Toughness Affects Learning 16. Toughening Self Control and Mental Energy 17. Toughness, Emotional Control, and Therapy 18. Summary and a Full Model: It's a Tough Life
Control code
9781137454850
Extent
384 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137454850
Other physical details
11 figures, 5.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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