Women Who Think Too Much

Version: Abridged
Author: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Narrator: Sheryl Bernstein
Genres: Non-Fiction, Self Development, Psychology
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: February 2003
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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From one of the nation's preeminent experts in the study of women and emotion, a breakthrough new book based on the author's award-winning research
It's not a surprise that our fast-paced, overly analytical culture is pushing people--especially women--to spend countless hours thinking about negative ideas, feelings, and experiences. Renowned psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema calls this "overthinking." 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 big questions such as "What am I doing with my life?" to losing sleep over a friend's innocent comment. It is causing women to feel sad, anxious, or seriously depressed, and she challenges the assumption that constantly expressing and analyzing our emotions is a good thing.
In "Women Who Think Too Much," Nolen-Hoeksema provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and avoid future traps.

Reviews (1)

Not For Me

Written by Anonymous on March 24th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I belived in this fast-paced world that I was a person who might overthink. After not long into this book, I realized that I did not fall into this category. Everyone thinks about experiences that have already occurred and those that may happen in the future. This book is geared toward people who are having a hard time leading a satisfying life because of overthinking. I was not the target market for this book so it didn't help me.

Author Details

Author Details

Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She received her B.A. in psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Pennsylvania. Nolen-Hoeksema's research focuses on women's greater rates of depression compared to men and on the effects of rumination in depression. In addition to her peer-reviewed journal articles, she has published 12 books, including scholarly books, textbooks and books for lay audiences. Nolen-Hoeksema has won three major teaching awards and several awards for her research, including the David Shakow E