Category Archives: stress and health

Think of somebody else

As I’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog, rumination is bad news. I wrote about some beliefs that pre-dispose people to ruminate. Now here is another link to rumination: self-focus. Self-focus is positively associated with rumination about problems, and high levels … Continue reading

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Self Complexity Vs. Authenticity

A certain researcher (Linville) posits the theory that self-complexity can buffer the negative effects of stress. She defines self-complexity as a trait describing someone who has many different self-definitions (or self-aspects) related to his/her identity. This would mean that the … Continue reading

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Rumination

I am really tired tonight, folks, and my writing may reflect that. I thought that I would briefly mention rumination before retiring to bed for the night. Rumination is the term for a concept with which most people are familiar. … Continue reading

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ILLUSION

The first order of business is to announce that the comment section has been fixed (thanks, Collin). Now our comments will be in a pleasant, standard paragraph format. Sorry if you had trouble posting your comments earlier. Second order of … Continue reading

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Relax!

Tonight’s post is another one inspired by stress class. The most common stress reaction is the acute alarm reaction, and this produces a series of physiological changes that were intended for extreme “either run or fight for your life!” circumstances. … Continue reading

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