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The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 18 May 2017
Why is it that some people react to seemingly trivial emotional upset - like failing an unimportant exam - with distress, while others power through life-changing tragedies showing barely any emotional upset whatsoever? How do some people shine brilliantly at public speaking when others stumble with their words and seem on the verge of an anxiety attack? Why do some people sink into all-consuming depression when life has dealt them a poor hand, while in others it merely increases their resilience? The difference between too much pressure and too little can result in either debilitating stress or enduring demotivation in extreme situations. However, the right level of challenge and stress can help people to flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible. In The Stress Test, clinical psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson, armed with over four decades of research, reveals how we can shape our brain's response to pressure and answers the question: can stress ever be a good thing? The Stress Test is a revelatory study of how and why we react to pressure in the way we do, with real practical benefit to how we live.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781408860397
ISBN-10: 1408860392
Pagini: 256
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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Author, who is a dynamic public speaker, will do publicity and events (inc. literary festivals) on publication

Notă biografică

A neuroscientist and trained clinical psychologist, Ian Robertson is an international expert on neuropsychology. Currently Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, and formerly Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge, he holds visiting professorships at the University of Toronto, University College London and the University of Wales. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and has published over 250 scientific articles in leading journals. He is also author and editor of ten scientific books and three books for the general reader, most recently, The Winner Effect. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences on brain function throughout the world.

Recenzii

You can change, and here's the proof. This compelling examination of a scientific revolution helps us understand how we can learn to harness stress
The Stress Test is a toolbox for people like us, with all the rewards of a good novel
A cutting edge neuroscientist ... who also has the ability to step back and explore the big picture
An engaging tour of psychology, brain science and personal narrative
Robertson argues convincingly that the sensation of control or helplessness is crucial: it shapes the brain
Writing from the heart of the quest to discover what makes us tick, Ian Robertson shows that stress can be good and throws up a toolbox of widgets for the mind. This is big science that you can try out on yourself
Mind blowing
An intriguing overview of important developments in brain research