What, exactly, makes us stressed - and why?
Bodies can suffer stress even when a person is happy. Find out about the stresses you know about, the ones you don't, how they affect your body, how they make you ill, and what to do about it.
In some cultures the concept of stress doesn't exist. But people in those cultures still experience stress. What is stress, how can we understand it, and how can we strip away the myths that surround it? These are the questions that leading health psychologist Michael E. Hyland addresses in Stress: All That Matters. He explains, among other things:
- Why some get more stressed than others
- How stress causes disease
- Relaxation techniques that reduce stress
- The place of stress in the story of human evolution and in society today.
This is a rigorous yet compassionate introduction which will resonate with anyone experiencing the pressures of the twenty-first century.
Michael E. Hyland PhD, CPsychol, FBPS is fellow of the British Psychological Society and a chartered health psychologist. He is Professor of Health Psychology at Plymouth University. He has published over 130 research articles in psychological and medical journal , 5 books of which two are research books and 3 textbooks.