Adjustment : Theory, Research and Personal Applications

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This book should be of interest to students in departments of psychology, human development, human services and counsellor education.
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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534095828
  • 9780534095826

Table of contents

Part One: Groundwork. The scientific study of desirable behaviors. Portraits of the best: models of ideal human functioning. Part Two: Self. Who is in charge of your life? The conscious control of behavior. Doing what you want to do: the self-control of behavior. Feeling what you want to feel: controlling emotional reactions to stressful situations. Getting along with yourself. Working for instead of working to avoid: positive motivation. Seeing it the way it isn't: varieties of self-deception. When are you grown up? Life-span development. Part Three: Others. Reaching out: the process of establishing contact. Intimate relationships. Sexual relationships. The valuable stranger: democratic values, tolerance, and altruism. Psychology and a more desirable society. Psychology and maladjustment: psychopathology. Epilogue. Appendix: additional portable skills. References. Index.
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