Author: Seymour Epstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
most people believe their emotions are automatic reactions to events. Few realize that their emotions are determined by what they think, by how they interpret events, and not by the events themselves. This book provides a theory of automatic processing and its implications for controlling emotions. Epstein was motivated to write the book by the success of a course he taught based on his theory. Students reported obtaining an understanding and control of their emotions that they never thought possible and that they said changed the course of their lives. The book can be used as a primary or supplementary text in courses on coping with stress or on improving emotional intelligence as well as for individual reading.