Elaine Fox, PhD is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, where she directs the Oxford Centre for Emotions & Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN). She was awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Investigator fellowship in 2013 to set up a large study in Oxford investigating why some people are emotionally vulnerable while others are resilient. She is also a writer and speaker with passion for engaging everyone with the science behind how our mind works.
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How to Retrain Your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve a More Positive Outlook
Fox describes a range of techniques that can actually strengthen specific thought processes.
“Every day I send my kids out the door to school with this admonition, ‘you can choose to be happy.’ More often than not, they roll their eyes, but in Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain Elaine Fox (no relation) offers a scientific argument for my contention. After much research, and in comprehensive, but comprehensible detail, Professor Fox provides a mental map to the sunny side of the street. For optimists and pessimists alike, this fascinating book is a must read.” - Michael J. Fox
Released July 19, 2016