Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today

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: Topics in 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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