Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Psychology - 477 pages
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Highly practical in approach, this book exposes readers to all the major perspectives on psychology and provides opportunities for applying those concepts to enrich their personal lives. Accessible "and authoritative, it balances the most current scientific literature with a wealth of applications and the more popular aspects of psychology. 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. A wealth of diverse cases shows application of concepts in action. Self-Direction in a Changing World. Personality And Social. Motivation and Emotion. Stress. The Body and Health. Self-Concept. Meeting People And Making Friends. Being Part Of A Group. Marriage and Intimate. Sexuality. Work And Leisure. Personal Control and Decision- Making. Psychological Disorders. Therapy. Older and Still Growing. Death and Bereavement. For anyone interested in self-development and personal growth.

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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 professor of psychology 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.

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