Human Relations: A Game Plan for Improving Personal Adjustment, 5th edition

  • Loren Ford
  • Judy A. Arter

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Overview

A lively and engaging introduction to Human Relations

 

In this much-anticipated 5th edition, Loren Ford and Judith Arter present the fundamentals of human relations through interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies. This is a book that truly captivates students by engaging them in questions and exercises designed to stimulate active learning and critical thinking.

 

The 5th edition features new content, a substantial number of updated references, and pedagogical tools like Learning Objectives, Big Ideas, and Review questions. 

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Understand the foundational psychological concepts relevant to Human Relations
  • Apply the information learned in the course to one’s own personal situation
  • Clarify and express personal beliefs through self examination
  • Communicate better with others 
 

Table of contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Part I: Learning About Yourself

 

Chapter 1 Basic Principles and Communication

Chapter 2 Self-Awareness

Chapter 3 Personality and Comfort Zones

Chapter 4 Emotions and Stress Management

 

Part II: Learning About Interactions with Others

 

Chapter 5 Family Influences

Chapter 6 Social Influence and Group Behavior

Chapter 7 Developing Close Relationships

Chapter 8 Human Sexuality

 

Part III: Learning About Adjustment in Life

 

Chapter 9 Health, Wellness, and Coping Skills

Chapter 10 Lifespan Development and Transitions

Chapter 11 Positive Living and Life Satisfaction

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Published by Pearson (February 3rd 2012) - Copyright © 2013