Personality, Social and Biological Perspectives on Personal Adjustment

Personality, Social and Biological Perspectives on Personal Adjustment

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Allen offers complete coverage of the standard topics for the adjustment course, but with a "hard-side" twist. He continually shows students how to use scientific procedures to directly increase their understanding, and explains how science has generated much of the information that students will find useful in understanding themselves and others better. But, as he is also quick to point out in his introductory chapter, "while science is an avenue to understanding behavior, thought, and feelings, one must go beyond science in the process of developing strategies for coping." This book should be of interest to all students taking science more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 203.2 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 1,315.41g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, forms
  • 0534130208
  • 9780534130206

Table of contents

Introduction. Part One: Adjustment and the individual. Adjustment to college. Self-concept. Life events. Contribution of major personality theorists to personal adjustment. Part Two: Adjustment and other people. Friendship. Human sexuality. Falling in love, getting married and staying that way. Part Three: Adjustment and social problems. Anger and aggression. Racism, sexism and beautyism. Preventing and avoiding the results of human foibles. Part Three: Ordinary and extraordinary adjustment problems. Problems of the normal individual. Stress, anxiety and coping. Self-help. Abnormal behavior and how it is treated. more

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