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Mastering Your Moods: How To Recognize Your Emotional Style and Make it Work For You--Without Drugs
The co-author of Smart Women, Foolish Choices, Melvyn Kinder overturns traditional approaches to therapy to offer a cutting-edge program that will help readers to understand and alter their moods, and free themselves from anxiety, anger, and depression--without prescription drugs.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Touchstone
(first published January 1st 1994)
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Interesting theory and some useful information though I do think the author may have been too quick to toss out other theories and therapies in favor of his own. And I'm not completely sold on the supposition of there being four main temperaments and that everyone falls typically into one of these categories. Still I think the book proves helpful in recognizing some different types of temperaments and even some sound suggestions for dealing with them.
If you have read any social psychology you could probably breeze through this book. Had some good reminders of the way we are improperly socialized. A good deal of scientific data, studies of the brain and explanations of brain function. Possibly a bit boring because I've read many books with the same information that were more "personable."