Since the last few decades of the 20th century 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 this 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 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. She discusses: 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; and problem areas which cause us to think negatively - and what to do about them.
â��The question of whether Nolen-Hoeksema is onto something was slam-dunked by the â��I know exactly what she meansâ�� reactions of women who caught sight of the title.â�� â��"The Washington Post" â��A must read for any woman who has ever felt stuck in her life, and any man who has been confused by why the women they love get so â��caught up thinkingâ�� they canâ��t enjoy life. Nolen-Hoeksema offers practical methods to self-diagnose and pathways toward greater emotional freedom.â�� â��William S. Pollack, Ph.D., author of Real Boys, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University
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.