Women Who Think Too Much

How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D.

Henry Holt and Co.

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From one of the nation's preeminent experts on women and emotion, a breakthrough new book about how to stop negative thinking and become more productive
It's no surprise that our fast-paced, overly self-analytical culture is pushing many people-especially women-to spend countless hours thinking about negative ideas, feelings, and experiences. Renowned psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema calls this overthinking, and her groundbreaking research shows that an increasing number of women-more than half of those in her extensive study-are doing it too much and too often, hindering their ability to lead a satisfying life. Overthinking can be anything from fretting about the big questions such as "What am I doing with my life?" to losing sleep over a friend's innocent comment. It is causing many women to end up sad, anxious, or seriously depressed, and Nolen-Hoeksema challenges the assumption-heralded by so many pop-psychology pundits of the last several decades-that constantly expressing and analyzing our emotions is a good thing.
In Women Who Think Too Much, Nolen-Hoeksema shows us what causes so many women to be overthinkers and provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and live more productively. Women Who Think Too Much will change lives and is destined to become a self-help classic.

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From Women Who Think Too Much:
Over the last four decades, women have experienced unprecedented growth in
independence and opportunity. We are freer to choose what kinds of relationships to have, whether and when to have children, what careers to pursue, and what lifestyles to lead.

But too often, many of us are flooded with worries, thoughts, and emotions that swirl out of control. We are suffering from an epidemic of overthinking-getting caught in torrents of negative thoughts and emotions that overwhelm us and interfere with our functioning and well-being.

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Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D.

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her award-winning research has been funded by major grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and several private foundations. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband and son.

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Women Who Think Too Much
How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D.

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Henry Holt and Co.
February 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429948630
ISBN10: 1429948639
288 pages
$9.99

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Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593971687
ISBN10: 1593971680
Audio Run Time: 3:00
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February 2004
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ISBN: 9780805075250
ISBN10: 0805075259
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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