Choice and Change

Choice and Change : The Psychology of Personal Growth and Interpersonal Relationships

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For courses in Adjustment/Personal Growth, Human Relations, and Freshman Orientation.

Written in a warm and humanistic style - with an abundance of examples - this solid, comprehensive introduction to the essentials of psychology offers an accessible balance of theory, research, and applications. It encourages students to apply material to their personal, social, educational, and vocational lives. Holistic in approach, it emphasizes responsible self-direction and moral/ethical values.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130884138
  • 9780130884138

Table of contents

1. The Psychology of the Self: Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Self-Actualizing.

2. Social Psychology: And the Frontiers of Transpersonal, Positive, and Peace Psychologies.

3. Personality Theory: Emotional/Social Influences throughout the Life Span.

4. Cognitive and Moral Development: How We Become Thinking Adults and Moral/Ethical People.

5. Conditioning and Learning: How We Have Been Conditioned and How We Can Use Conditioning to Build Constructive Habits.

6. Anxiety and Defense Mechanisms: Causes, Complications, and Coping Strategies.

7. The Psychology of Health: The Holistic Approach to MindBodySpirit Well-Being.

8. The Psychotherapies: Many Types, Many Applications.

9. Abnormal Psychology: Trying to Function in Dysfunctional Ways.

10. Interpersonal Communication: Creating Harmonious and Enduring Relationships at Home, at Work, and at Leisure.

11. Marriage and Families: Learning to Live with Other People.

12. Parenting: Families Growing Together.

13. The Agonizing Journey through Adolescence: The Need for More Understanding of the Adolescent Changes.

14. The Many Levels of Consciousness: Dreaming, Daydreaming, Hypnosis, Prayer and Meditation, and Creativity.

15. Building a Life-Career: Your Educational, Vocational, and Personal Future.
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