Psychology and the Challenges of Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 23, 2009 - Psychology - 624 pages
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A long-respected standard in the psychology of adjustment, Psychology and the Challenges of Life, Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated and contemporized to provide students the ability to reflect on how psychology relates to the lives we live and the roles that psychology can play in helping us with the challenges we face. Authors Jeffrey Nevid and Spencer Rathus explore the many applications of psychological concepts and principles used to meet the challenges of daily life, while encouraging students to apply concepts to themselves through active learning exercises, self-assessment questionnaires, and journaling exercises.
  

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Contents

Contents in Brief
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Challenges of Life
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Contents
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Psychology and the Challenges of Life 2
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Psychological Factors and Health
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Developing Healthier Behaviors
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Beverly A Greene In Her Own Words 319
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Recite Recite Recite 329 Reflect Reflect Reflect 331
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Gender Roles and Gender Differences
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Of Friendship and Love 356
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Sexual Behavior
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Going
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The Challenge of the Workplace
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The Self in a Social World
196
Being Influenced byand
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Psychological Disorders
256
Ways of Helping
292
Are You Making Yourself Miserable? The IrrationalBeliefs
309
References
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Name Index NI1
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Subject Index SI1
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the Workplace 492
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Jeffrey Nevid is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in New York. He received his doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in evaluation research at Northwestern University. Dr. Nevid has conducted research in many areas of psychology, including health psychology, clinical and community psychology, social psychology, gender and human sexuality, adolescent development, and teaching of psychology. His research publications have appeared in such journals as Health Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Behavior Therapy, Psychology and Marketing, Professional Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Psychology, among others. Dr. Nevid also served as Editorial Consultant for the journals Health Psychology and Psychology and Marketing and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is actively involved in conducting research on pedagogical advances to help students succeed in their courses.

Spencer A. Rathus received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany and is on the faculty of The College of New Jersey. His research interests include treatment of obesity and eating disorders, smoking cessation, human growth and development, methods of therapy, and sexual dysfunctions. He is the author of the widely used Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and has written several college textbooks, including Psychology: Concepts & Connections, AIDS: What Every Student Needs to Know, Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, and Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development.

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