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Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns
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Lise Johnson Eric Chudler
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Worried?: Science investigates some of life's common concerns

Lise Johnson Eric Chudler


9780393712896

Norton


Psychology;
Abnormal psychology;
Popular science


Hardback

312 pages

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Quick-what do you worry about most? Dying in a plane crash? Invisible chemicals in your environment? Catching a disease from a public restroom? In a world where we hear about the latest misfortunes and disasters as they happen, anytime and anywhere, no one is immune to the pervasive effects of anxiety brought on by normal, everyday activity. In this witty investigation of worry, Eric Chudler and Lise Johnson get to the root of our fears, all the while using rigorous science to help tame the anxiety beast. Each topic in this wide-ranging study is subjected to scientific scrutiny and assigned its place on the worry index . Chudler and Johnson explain why it's only worth worrying about things that are likely to happen and are (somewhat) preventable. Whether you're an unabashed worrywart or a stick-your-head-in-the-sand-and-hope-for-the-best sort of person, you'll find something to love in this clever, funny and informative guide to the worrisome world.

By:   Lise Johnson, Eric Chudler
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   630g
ISBN:   9780393712896
ISBN 10:   0393712893
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lise Johnson, PhD, is a biomedical engineer, educator, and writer from Centennial, Colorado. She is currently the director of Basic Science Curriculum and Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at Rocky Vista University, and is co-author, with Eric Chudler, of Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions about the Brain. Eric H. Chudler, PhD, is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He hosts the popular Web site Neuroscience for Kids and lives in Seattle, Washington.


Few of us are able to make sense of the scientific literature for ourselves, but Chudler and Johnson have done the spade work for us, assembling the most reliable findings about the things that worry us all. They apply scientific reasoning to everyday situations in a fun and accessible way. The authors' wry tone and winsome humor brought a smile to my face even as I read about things that might kill me some day.--Adam Baker, PhD., Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota With new technologies and fads arriving daily, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Chudler use the principles of scientific research to investigate common worries ranging from asbestos to microwaves to gluten. As a pediatrician, I not infrequently encounter parents with these fears. I appreciate the humor and scientific rigor with which they sort through the cacophony of available information to advise us which anxieties are worth our attention--and which are not.--Carrie Nedrud, MD, Pediatrician

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