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Women Who Think Too Much: How to break free of overthinking and reclaim your life

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

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Prose: non-fiction, Psychology

In the last few decades many psychologists have encouraged the view that constantly analysing and expressing our emotions is a good thing. Dr Susan Nolen-Hoeksema challenges this assumption in her breakthrough new book on conquering negative thinking. Encouraged by a fast-paced, self analytical culture, women often spend countless hours dwelling on negative ideas, feelings and experiences. Dr Nolen-Hoeksema calls this 'overthinking' and her groundbreaking research shows that an increasing number of women are doing this too much and too often, hindering their ability to effectively deal with problems and lead a satisfying life. Discover:
What 'overthinking' is and what causes it
Why women are particularly prone to negative thinking
Techniques for overcoming overthinking and finding real solutions to problems
Problem areas which cause us to think negatively - and what to do about them

Clearly and engagingly written, and packed with case studies and examples, Women Who Think Too Much will change lives and is destined to become a self-help classic.

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Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

Dr Susan Nolen-Hoeksema is an expert in the study of women and emotion. She is the author of five professional books and numerous articles, and is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Her award-winning research has been funded by major grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and several private foundations. She received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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