The Stress Test

The Stress Test

Why is it that some people react to seemingly trivial emotional upset Â? like failing an unimportant exam Â? with distress, while others power through life-changing tragedies showing barely any emotional upset whatsoever? How do some people shine brilliantly at public speaking when others stumble with their words and seem on the verge of an anxiety attack? Why do some people sink into all-consuming depression when life has dealt them a poor hand, while in others… (more)

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Robertson introduces his themes with vivid stories – about driving accidents, earthquakes, why people in art turn to their right when kissing, and patients troubled by excessive anger – but then discusses complex scientific ideas with nuance and sympathetic intelligence.


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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing

Page count: 256 pages

Language: English


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