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Nerve : poise under pressure, serenity under stress, and the brave new science of fear and cool

Author: Taylor Clark
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. He explains why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter--and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Clark
ISBN: 9780316042895 0316042897
OCLC Number: 548642163
Description: vii, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The closest call --
pt. 1. The nervous trinity. Your second brain: exploring the new science of fear --
The worry trap: eight awful ways (plus a few good ways) to deal with fear and anxiety --
The zen of shock trauma: stress, strain, and coping with chaos --
pt. 2. The elements of cool. Think fast: cognition under pressure, and how to improve it --
Before the madding crowd: decoding the mysteries of performance anxiety and stage fright --
The clutch paradox: why athletes excel--or choke--under fire --
Mayday, mayday!: how we react, think, and survive when our lives are on the line --
How to be afraid.
Responsibility: Taylor Clark.

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Praise for NERVE: "This is an improbably charming and witty book about a disturbing and flummoxing subject. More than that, though, Taylor Clark has made me less afraid of being afraid."-Tom Bissell, Read more...

 
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