Chilling Out: The Psychology of Relaxation

Chilling Out: The Psychology of Relaxation

by Christine L. B. Selby


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Chilling Out: The Psychology of Relaxation by Christine L. B. Selby

This appealing, accessible reference volume enables readers to easily understand what creates and constitutes stress—an unavoidable part of modern life—and learn about the psychology behind relaxation.

• Focuses on examples and applications from everyday life rather than abstract, academic theories to ensure that the information is highly accessible and relevant to readers seeking to understand how their stressful lives may be harming them and wanting specific strategies for improvement

• Includes real-world scenarios that demonstrate the positive and negative effects of different relaxation techniques in different circumstances

• Features a glossary of unfamiliar technical terms related to physiology, psychology, and psychological diagnosis

• Includes contributions from scholars debating major issues related to the psychology of relaxation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610697699
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Series: Psychology of Everyday Life Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christine L. B. Selby, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Husson University and serves as a licensed psychologist, sport psychologist, and eating disorder specialist in private practice.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Relaxation in Everyday Life 1

1 What: The Many Forms of Relaxation 3

2 Why: The Importance of Relaxation in Our Lives 27

3 How: The Positive and Negative Effects of Relaxation 45

4 Who: Psychologists' Theories about Relaxation 61

5 When: Relaxation throughout the Life Cycle 81

6 Where: Relaxation around the World 101

Part II Scenarios 121

Part III Controversies and Debates 135

Directory of Resources 159

Glossary 161

Bibliography 165

About the Author and Contributors 171

Index 175

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