Psychology for Living

Psychology for Living : Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today

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For courses on Adjustment, Coping, Personal Growth, Mental Health, and Applied Psychology.This introduction to the psychology of personal adjustment exposes students to all the major perspectives on psychology and provides opportunities for applying concepts to their personal lives. It combines an accessible, personalized approach with a research orientation by balancing the most current scientific literature with a wealth of applications and the more popular aspects of psychology. Content is drawn from the psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic viewpoints and includes contributions from clinical, personality, social, and developmental psychology, as well as from cognitive, biological, and health psychology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 205.7 x 257.6 x 19.1mm | 879.98g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130409502
  • 9780130409508

Table of contents

1. Self-Direction in a Changing World. 2. Personality and Social Development. 3. Motivation and Emotion 4. Stress. 5. The Body and Health. 6. Self-Concept. 7. Meeting People and Making Friends. 8. Being Part of a Group. 9. Marriage and Intimate Relationships. 10. Sexuality. 11. Work and Leisure. 12. Personal Control and Decision Making. 13. Psychological Disorders. 14. Therapy. 15. Older and Still Growing. 16. Death and Bereavement.show more

About Karen Grover Duffy

Karen Duffy is a Distinguished Service Professor at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. She received her Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from Michigan State University and is a family mediator for the New York Unified Court System. Dr. Duffy has authored several other books, including Community Mediation: A Handbook for Practitioners and Researchers and Community Psychology. Eastwood Atwater was a professor of psychology at Montgomery County Community College and lectured at Gwynedd-Mercy College. He also conducted a private practice in psychology. His Ph.D. was from the University of Chicago, where he studied with Carl Rogers. Prior to his death in 1996, he authored books including Adolescence, Fourth Edition, and Human Relations.show more

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