Emotional Expression and Health covers the major themes that are important for gaining insight into the role of emotional expression and inhibition may play in staying healthy or falling ill. Written by leading experts in the field, chapters rely on thorough theory building and empirical research. They focus on how we can measure emotional expression or inhibition and how we can distinguish between their various facets, as well as the role of attachment and the development of emotional information processing. Additional topics include Alexithymia, emotional suppression, deception, emotional disclosure, defensiveness, repression, psychological mindedness, emotional intelligence and self-efficacy.
This unique approach will be of interest to all those in the fields of health and medical psychology and psychiatry, and behavioral medicine, as well as professionals working with patients in which diseases, emotional expression or inhibition may play a role in its etiology, course or prognosis. -- from the publisher
The authors are to be commended for producing a single volume which draws together cutting edge research on the psychology of emotional expression and health |o Dr. Alan Carr, University College Dublin, Ireland This book is a gem...it is an outstanding work with a focus on an ever-expanding field of research and practice -- Michael Boulton, Keele University
Table of Contents:
C.V. Ford, Lying and Self-deception in Health and Disease. B. Rimé, G. Herbette, S. Corsini, The Social Sharing of Emotion: Illusory and Real Benefits of Talking about Emotional Experiences. M.A. Greenberg, S.J. Lepore, Theoretical Mechanisms Involved in Disclosure: From Inhibition to Self-regulation. I.B. Mauss, J.J. Gross, Emotion Suppression and Cardiovascular Disease: Is Hiding Feelings Bad for Your Heart? P.P. Moormann, B. Bermond, F. Albach, The Reality Escape Model: The Intricate Relation Between Alexithymia, Dissociation, and Anesthesia in Victims of Child Sexual Abuse. J.F. Brosschot, J.F. Thayer, Worry, Perseverative Thinking and Health. B. Garssen, M. Remie, Different Concepts or Different Words? Concepts Related to Non-expression of Negative Emotions. G.J. Taylor, Alexithymia: Twenty-five Years of Theory and Research. A. Woolery, P. Salovey, Emotional Intelligence and Physical Health. L.B. Myers, N. Derakshan, The Repressive Coping Style and Avoidance of Negative Affect. J. Denollet, I. Nyklíček, Psychological Mindedness: A New Index to Assess a Major Emotion-Focused Coping Style. A.H. Fischer, M.H.J. Bekker, A.J.J.M. Vingerhoets, M.C. Becht, A.S.R. Manstead, Femininity, Masculinity, and the Riddle of Crying. C.E. Scheidt, E. Waller, Attachment Representation and Affect Regulation: Current Findings of Attachment Research and their Relevance for Psychosomatic Medicine. H. Stegge, M.M. Terwogt, A. Reijntjes, N. van Tijen, Children's Conception of the Emotion Process: Consequences for Emotion Regulation. B. Orobio de Castro, W. Koops, M.M. Terwogt, Emotional Information Processing in Boys with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. S. Stougie, A. Vingerhoets, R.R. Cornelius, Crying, Catharsis, and Health. J. Giese-Davis, C. Koopman, L.D. Butler, J. Joss, C. Classen, J. Roberts, R. Rosenbluth, G.R. Morrow, D. Spiegel, The Stanford Emotional Self-Efficacy Scale - Cancer: Reliability, Validity, and Generalizability. E.A. Konijn, The Heart Of The Actor: Let It All Out or Keep a Healthy Distance? J.D. Sexton, J.W. Pennebaker, Non-expression of Emotion and Self Among Members of Socially Stigmatized Groups: Implications for Physical and Mental Health.