Conceptual and Neurobiological Issues.- Introduction: Emotions, Emotion Regulation, and Health.- Coping Styles and Aggression: A Biobehavioral Approach.- New Avenues in Alexithymia Research: The Creation of Alexithymia Types.- Alexithymia and Physical Health Problems: A Critique of Potential Pathways and a Research Agenda.- Current Issues in Repressive Coping and Health.- Why Crying Improves Our Well-being: An Attachment-Theory Perspective on the Functions of Adult Crying.- Emotional Intelligence: Relationships to Stress, Health, and Well-being.- Clinical Perspectives and Interventions.- Emotion Expression in Depression: Emerging Evidence for Emotion Context-Insensitivity.- Emotion Regulation and the Anxiety Disorders: Adopting a Self-Regulation Perspective.- The Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Trauma-Related Self and Affect Dysregulation.- Emotional Inhibition, Health, Gender, and Eating Disorders: The Role of (Over) Sensitivity to Others.- Emotional Competence and Health in Children.- Crying in Psychotherapy: Its Meaning, Assessment, and Management Based on Attachment Theory.- Expressive Writing in the Clinical Context.- Writing for All, for Some, or for No One? Some Thoughts on the Applications and Evaluations of the Writing Technique.
Dr. Denollet is Professor of Medical Psychology, Dr. Nyklicek is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Vinghoets is Professor of Clinical Health Psychology. All three work at the Department of Psychology and Health at Tilburg University, in Tilburg, Netherlands.
From the reviews:
"This book represents the key contributions of a conference on emotions, emotion regulation and health research held at Tilburg University in 2003. ... it is mainly directed at researchers, clinicians, and graduate students coming from such diverse fields as psychiatry, psychosomatics, behavioral medicine, health psychology, clinical psychology, and medical psychology, who have already considerable insight into the subject matter. Yet, it is written in such a way that it is understandable by everyone." (Marion Ledwig, Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 12 (18), 2008)
"This book arose from a series of conferences and is intended to summarize key contributions to the emotion regulation literature. It includes information from fundamental and basic science, as well as clinical contributions to run the gamut of important topics. There is a broad audience for this book, including psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental researchers, and neuroscientists. A large international cast of well known researchers in clinical and basic emotion research contributes." (Christopher J. Graver, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)
"Editor Vingerhoets ... and his co-editors have compiled a series of essays on emotion regulation intended for professionals working in the fields of psychiatry, psychosomatics, behavioral medicine, health psychology, and related fields. ... The 15 chapters conclude with extensive reference listings." (SciTech Book News, June, 2008)