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The Origin of Everyday Moods: Managing Energy, Tension, and Stress
In this fascinating new book, nationally known psychologist Robert E. Thayer serves as an expert guide through the latest research into moods and mood management, offering proven techniques for putting today's most important breakthroughs to work in our day-to-day lives. Thayer evaluates the hard scientific evidence as he reveals which behaviors energize and empower us, ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published November 27th 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published April 1996)
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I read this book as part of a graduate course study for education psychology and it fascinates me the correlation between food, physical activity, brain chemistry, and one's mood. I especially enjoyed reading about the psychology of shopping. I withheld a few stars simply because this book was not an "easy read"--rather, it felt repetitive at times and similar to reading academic literature. However, for the purpose I was seeking, it provided great information.