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Building Resistance to Stress and Aging

The Toughness Model

  • Richard A. Dienstbier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Introduction

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  3. The Basics

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  4. Arousal and the Elements of Weakness

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  5. Toughening (At Last)

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  6. Applications of Toughness

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  7. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The toughness model proposed in this book incorporates psychological research and neuroscience to explain how a variety of toughening activities - ranging from confronting mental and physical challenges to meditation - sustain our brains and bodies, and ultimately build our mental and psychological capacities degenerated by stress and by aging.

Keywords

Toughness Stress Challenge aging exercise cognitive enrichment neurotropins fluid intelligence emotional stability self control neuroscience meditation genetics epigenetics weight control cortisol arousal adrenaline sympathetic nervous system hippocampus Arousal emotion neurochemistry obesity stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Dienstbier
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  1. 1.University of Nebraska LincolnUSA

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