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 careful and balanced blend of personalization, advice, and science is intended for those who are interested in applying psychological insights and principles to their own lives as a way of achieving a better understanding of themselves and of living more effectively. By underscoring several important societal (not just personal) themes, the reader is compelled to focus on other people as much as the self. 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

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 20.3mm | 861.84g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0131181173
  • 9780131181175

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 psychology professor 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

Table of contents

Preface. How to Study. About the Author. I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Self-Direction in a Changing World. Social Change. The Challenge of Self-Direction. Themes in Person Growth. Summary. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. II. BECOMING YOU. 2. The Journey Begins - Childhood. Perspectives on Child Development. The Biological Perspective on Development. The Psychodynamic Perspective on Development. The Social-Cognitive Perspective on Development. The Humanistic Perspective on Development. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 3. Affirmative Aging - Adulthood. Adult Development. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Early Adulthood. Same Old, Same Old? Middle Adulthood. Aging Gracefully - Late Adulthood. Summary. Answers to Aging Quiz. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. III. BEING YOU. 4. Seeking Selfhood. What Is the Self-Concept? Core Characteristics of Self-Concept. The Self-Concept and Personal Growth. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 5. A Healthier You. Body Image. Psychological Factors and Physical Illness. Coping With Illness. Promoting Wellness. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 6. Taking Charge of Your Life. Mastery and Personal Control. Resolve and Decision-Making. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 7. Managing Your Inner Life. Understanding Motivation. Understanding Emotions. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. IV. THE SOCIABLE YOU. 8. Your Friends and You. Meeting People. Interpersonal Attraction. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 9. Leader or Follower? Kinds of Groups. How Do Groups Form? Why Join a Group? What Goes on in Groups? Leaders and Followers. When Groups Go Wrong. Summary. Scoring Key for The Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 10. At Work and at Play. Choosing a Career. Your Career Outlook. Contemporary Issues In the World of Work. Leisure Time. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. V. THE INTIMATE YOU. 11. Sexuality. Men and Women. Sexual Responsiveness. Practical Issues. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 12. Love and Commitment. Love and Intimacy. Commitment. Adjusting to Intimate Relationships. Divorce and Its Consequences. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. VI. FACING CHALLENGES. 13. Stress and You. Oh No! Understanding Stress. Yikes! Reactions to Stress. Phew! Managing Stress. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 14. Your Mental Health. Understanding Psychological Disorders. Anxiety Disorders: The Most Common Disorder. Mood Disorders. Other Common Disorders. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 15. If You Go for Help. Insight Therapies - The Talking Cure. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies. Other Approaches to Treatment. How Well Does Therapy Work? Getting Help. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. 16. Good Grief and Death. Death and Dying. Bereavement and Grief. Life and Death in Perspective. Summary. Scoring Key for the Self-Image and Ideal Self Exercise. Self-Test. Exercises. Questions for Self-Reflection. For Further Information. Answers to the Self-Tests. Glossary. References. Photo Acknowledgments. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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