Adjustment and Growth

Adjustment and Growth : The Challenges of Life

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For the psychology of adjustment course, Adjustment and Growth provides highly accessible coverage of both theory and research. An applied focus encourages students to use psychological knowledge to meet life challenges, and an integrated emphasis on diversity promotes a more inclusive view of personal adjustment. An applied focus encourages students to use psychological knowledge to meet life challenges, and an integrated emphasis on diversity promotes a more inclusive view of personal adjustment. The sixth edition features a functional 4-colour design and substantial updating. Kit includes text plus Student Activity Manual. Features: * 'Truth-or-Fiction?' and 'Truth-or-Fiction Revisited' challenge traditional beliefs by asking students to question the accuracy of common observations and reconsider conclusions about human nature and adjustment. * 'Know Thyself' sections in each chapter provide various scales and questionnaires linked to a scoring key featured as an appendix.
* Applied focus is evidenced by 'Adjustment and Modern Life' sections located at the end of each chapter, which are designed to direct students towards successfully coping with a variety of adjustment situations. New to this edition: * 'World of Diversity' features appear in each chapter highlighting the psychological aspects of gender, ethnic minorities, and various cultures. * Coverage of human diversity, in chapter one and throughout the text, provides reasons why psychologists study human diversity and relates those reasons to issues of personal adjustment. * Coverage of biological views, contraception, DSM-IV, classification of psychological disorders, adjustment disorders, and acute stress disorder provides students with the most contemporary information. * Chapters on 'Health and Nutrition' and 'Drugs' are combined, providing more concise, yet comprehensive, coverage of health related adjustment.
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  • Hardback | 514 pages
  • 229 x 292 x 34mm | 1,851g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 015503202X
  • 9780155032026

Table of contents

Part I: Foundations of Adjustment. What Is Adjustment? Understanding People: What Is Human Nature? Social Perception: How We See Others and Ourselves. Social Influence: Being Influenced By--And Influencing--Others. Part II: Stress and Health-Influenced Behaviors. Stress: Sources and Moderators. Psychological Factors and Physical Issues in Personal Health: Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, And Drugs. Part III: Psychological Problems and Strategies for Coping. Psychological Disorders. Therapies: Ways of Helping. Methods of Coping: Ways of Helping Ourselves. Part IV: Gender, Relationships, And Sexuality. Gender Roles and Gender Differences. Interpersonal Attraction: Of Friendship, Love, And Loneliness. Intimate Relationships and Communication: A Guide on How to Get from Here to There. Sexual Behavior. Adult Development: Going Through Changes. The Challenge of the Workplace. Having and Rearing Children.
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