Mind the Gap: Coping with Stress in the Modern World explores the stress of modern life and how thoughts and feelings can both create and bridge the gap between what we have and what we want. Unlike standard textbooks in the field that tend to take a theoretical approach to stress, this conversational, accessible audiobook focuses on helping listeners identify and understand the sources of stress in their lives from a practical perspective. The text explores how stress is generated in the brain and body and provides realistic suggestions for learning to manage these responses. Topics include:
Technology and Stress
The Media and Stress
Time as a Source of Stress
Diet, Exercise, and Stress
Stress, Health, and Aging
Social Support and Stress
The Four Corners of Stress
Each chapter begins with an outline of key points and ends with a set of "What Do You Think?" questions designed to give listeners the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and to develop personal stress management strategies. Mind the Gap can be used in courses dealing with stress management, health psychology, and personal growth or simply as a means for individuals to understand and manage their own stress.
Mary E. McNaughton-Cassill earned her PhD in psychology through The Joint Doctoral Clinical Program at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University. Dr. McNaughton-Cassill is an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. A recognized authority on stress, she has presented locally, regionally, and nationally, and her professional writing has appeared in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, the Marriage & Family Review, Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, and the Journal of Media Psychology.
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