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Emotion, Inhibition, and Health

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Presents some of the latest empirical tools for investigating the complex links between feeling and health, ranging from neurochemical and psychophysiological assessment to rating scales for nonverbal behavior. Half of the dozen studies focus on theoretical aspects, the others on clinical aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783801704377
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Pages: 279

Table of Contents

Contributors 6
Preface 7
Pt. A The Theoretical Dimension 9
Inhibition and Arousal 10
Emotional Communication, Emotional Competence, and Physical Illness: A Developmental-Interactionist View 32
Inhibition of Action: An Interdisciplinary Approach to its Mechanism and Psychopathology 57
Social Inhibition: A General-Developmental Perspective 80
Overcoming Inhibition: Rethinking the Roles of Personality, Cognition, and Social Behaviors 100
Gendered Health: Differences Between Men and Woman in the Relation Between Physical Symptoms and Emotion Expression Behavior 116
Pt. B The Clinical Dimension 145
Inhibition and Psychosomatic Processes 146
Facial Expression and Introspection Within Different Groups of Mental Disturbances 164
Emotional Expressiveness, Psychophysiological Reactivity and Mother-Child Interaction with Asthmatic Children 179
Cardiovascular Reactivity and Emotional Control 197
Behavioral and Emotional Inhibition in Head Pain 226
Emotions and Health Outcomes: Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 247
Index 257
Authors 265
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