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Rainy brain, sunny brain : how to retrain your brain to overcome pessimism and achieve a more positive outlook

Author: Elaine Fox
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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Offers research-based advice for training the brain to have a better balance of danger-avoiding versus pleasure-seeking inclinations, allowing pessimists to be more positive and happy, while allowing reckless people to have better self control. --Publisher's description.

"A leading psychologist explains the new science of mind"--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Fox
ISBN: 9780465019458 0465019455
OCLC Number: 744287758
Notes: "A leading psychologist explains the new science of mind"--Jacket.
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Rainy brains and sunny brains: the affective mind --
Sunny side up: investigating optimism --
The rainy brain: why optimism is more elusive than pessimism --
Optimism and pessimism genes: are there genes for the way we are? --
The malleable mind: the remarkable plasticity of the human brain --
New techniques to reshape our brains: from fear to flourishing.
Responsibility: Elaine Fox.

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Offers research-based advice for training the brain to have a better balance of danger-avoiding versus pleasure-seeking inclinations, allowing pessimists to be more positive and happy, while allowing reckless people to have better self control. --Publisher's description.

"A leading psychologist explains the new science of mind"--

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