Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today, 11th edition

  • Steven J. Kirsh, 
  • Karen Grover Duffy, 
  • Eastwood Atwater

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Overview

Psychology for Living shows you how to apply psychological insights and principles to your own life -- to achieve a better understanding of yourself and others. Drawing material from different psychological perspectives, the text focuses on giving you the knowledge and tools, so you can continue to learn and grow on your own.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137617371

Subject: Psychology

Category: Behavioral Psychology

Table of contents

In this Section:

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Full Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Self-Direction in a Changing World
  • Chapter 2: The Puzzle of Childhood
  • Chapter 3: Affirmative Aging — Adulthood
  • Chapter 4: Seeking Selfhood
  • Chapter 5: Toward Better Health
  • Chapter 6: Taking Charge
  • Chapter 7: Managing Motives and Emotions
  • Chapter 8: Making and Keeping Friends
  • Chapter 9: Leader or Follower?
  • Chapter 10: At Work and Play
  • Chapter 11: Sexuality
  • Chapter 12: Love and Commitment
  • Chapter 13: Stress
  • Chapter 14: Understanding Mental Disorders
  • Chapter 15: If You Go for Help
  • Chapter 16: Good Grief and Death

2. Full Table of Contents

PART 1: Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Self-Direction in a Changing World
    • Social Change
    • The Challenge of Self-Direction
    • Themes of Personal Growth

PART 2: Becoming

  • Chapter 2: The Puzzle of Childhood
    • Perspectives on Child Development
    • Key Foundational Elements of Childhood
  • Chapter 3: Affirmative Aging—Adulthood
    • Adult Development
    • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions—Early Adulthood
    • Same Old, Same Old?—Middle Adulthood
    • Aging Gracefully—Late Adulthood
  • Chapter 4: Seeking Selfhood
    • What Is Self-Concept?
    • The Components of the Self
    • Core Characteristics of Self-Concept
    • The Self-Concept and Personal Growth
  • Chapter 5: Toward Better Health
    • Body Image
    • Health and the Mind–Body Relationship
    • Coping with Illness
    • Promoting Wellness
  • Chapter 6: Taking Charge
    • Personal Control
    • Decision Making
    • Decisions and Personal Growth
  • Chapter 7: Managing Motives and Emotions
    • Understanding Motivation
    • Understanding Emotions

PART 4: Being Social

  • Chapter 8: Making and Keeping Friends
    • Meeting People
    • Keeping Friends
    • When It's Hard to Make Friends
  • Chapter 9: Groups: Belonging, Following, and Leading
    • Kinds of Groups
    • Creating and Joining Groups
    • What Goes on in Groups?
    • When Groups Go Wrong
    • Group Leadership
  • Chapter 10: At Work and Play
    • At Work
    • At Play

PART 5: Being Intimate

  • Chapter 11: Sexuality
    • Sexuality and Shared Partnerships
    • Sexual Responsiveness
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Practical Issues
  • Chapter 12: Love and Commitment
    • Love is a Many Splendored (and Defined) Thing
    • Finding Love
    • Marriage and Other Committed Relationships
    • Adjusting to Intimate Relationships
    • Divorce and Its Consequences

PART 6: Facing Challenges

  • Chapter 13: Stress!
    • Oh No!—Understanding Stress
    • Yikes!—Reactions to Stress
    • Phew!—Managing Stress
  • Chapter 14: Understanding Mental Disorders
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Mood Disorders
    • Other Disorders
    • Applying This to Yourself
  • Chapter 15: If You Go for Help
    • Psychotherapy: What is it? Who Uses it?
    • Insight Therapies—The Talking Cure
    • Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
    • Other Approaches to Treatment
    • How Well Does Therapy Work?
    • Finding Help
  • Chapter 16: Death, Dying, and Grief
    • Death and Dying
    • Life and Death in Perspective
    • Bereavement and Grief

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