Why is it that some people react to seemingly trivial setbacks with distress, while others power through life-changing tragedies showing barely any emotional upset whatsoever?
How do some people shine brilliantly at public speaking when others crumble?
Why do some people sink into depression when life has dealt them a poor hand, while in others it merely increases their resilience?
The difference between too much pressure and too little can result in either debilitating stress or enduring demotivation in extreme situations. the right level of challenge and stress can help people to flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
In The Stress Test, clinical psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson, armed with over four decades of research, reveals how we can shape our brain's response to pressure and answers the question: can stress ever be a good thing?