Emotional Expression and Health looks at the role emotional expression and inhibition may play in staying healthy or falling ill. Written by leading experts in the field, chapters focus on:
* how we can measure emotional expression or inhibition and how we can distinguish between their various facets
* the role of attachment, and development of emotional information processing
* alexithymia, emotional suppression, deception, emotional disclosure, defensiveness, repression, psychological mindedness, and emotional intelligence and self-efficacy.
This unique approach will be of interest to all those in the fields of health and medical psychology and psychiatry, and behavioural medicine, as well as professionals working with patients in whom emotional expression or inhibition may play a role in a disease's etiology, course, or prognosis.
Table of Contents
C.V. Ford, Lying and Self-deception in Health and Disease. B. Rimé, G. Herbette, S. Corsini, The Social Sharing of Emotion: Illusory and Real Benefits of Talking about Emotional Experiences. M.A. Greenberg, S.J. Lepore, Theoretical Mechanisms Involved in Disclosure: From Inhibition to Self-regulation. I.B. Mauss, J.J. Gross, Emotion Suppression and Cardiovascular Disease: Is Hiding Feelings Bad for Your Heart? P.P. Moormann, B. Bermond, F. Albach, The Reality Escape Model: The Intricate Relation Between Alexithymia, Dissociation, and Anesthesia in Victims of Child Sexual Abuse. J.F. Brosschot, J.F. Thayer, Worry, Perseverative Thinking and Health. B. Garssen, M. Remie, Different Concepts or Different Words? Concepts Related to Non-expression of Negative Emotions. G.J. Taylor, Alexithymia: Twenty-five Years of Theory and Research. A. Woolery, P. Salovey, Emotional Intelligence and Physical Health. L.B. Myers, N. Derakshan, The Repressive Coping Style and Avoidance of Negative Affect. J. Denollet, I. Nyklíèek, Psychological Mindedness: A New Index to Assess a Major Emotion-Focused Coping Style. A.H. Fischer, M.H.J. Bekker, A.J.J.M. Vingerhoets, M.C. Becht, A.S.R. Manstead, Femininity, Masculinity, and the Riddle of Crying. C.E. Scheidt, E. Waller, Attachment Representation and Affect Regulation: Current Findings of Attachment Research and their Relevance for Psychosomatic Medicine. H. Stegge, M.M. Terwogt, A. Reijntjes, N. van Tijen, Children's Conception of the Emotion Process: Consequences for Emotion Regulation. B. Orobio de Castro, W. Koops, M.M. Terwogt, Emotional Information Processing in Boys with Disruptive Behavior Disorders. S. Stougie, A. Vingerhoets, R.R. Cornelius, Crying, Catharsis, and Health. J. Giese-Davis, C. Koopman, L.D. Butler, J. Joss, C. Classen, J. Roberts, R. Rosenbluth, G.R. Morrow, D. Spiegel, The Stanford Emotional Self-Efficacy Scale - Cancer: Reliability, Validity, and Generalizability. E.A. Konijn, The Heart Of The Actor: Let It All Out or Keep a Healthy Distance? J.D. Sexton, J.W. Pennebaker, Non-expression of Emotion and Self Among Members of Socially Stigmatized Groups: Implications for Physical and Mental Health.
Ivan Nyklícek is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Health, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Lydia Temoshok is Director of the Behavioural Medicine Program in the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Ad Vingerhoets is Professor of Clinical Health Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Health, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.