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Psychology and Personal Growth

Format:  Paperback,

365 pages

Publisher: Pearson College Div

Publish Date: Jul 2008

ISBN-13: 9780205626755

ISBN-10: 0205626750

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This established collection of readings uses articles and photo-essays to apply psychology to personal growth and development. The text guides students in learning about themselves and interacting with society. Its six major themes-identity, human communication, growth dynamics, feelings and emotions, human relationships, and leading a quality life-provide a thought-provoking look at how psychology influences personal development.

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Publisher: Pearson College Div
Publish Date: Jul 2008
ISBN-13: 9780205626755
ISBN-10: 0205626750
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 365
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Preface
Thanks
And More Thanks
Identity
Introduction and Overview
The Search for Identity: A Modern Problem
Rubricizing
The American Inquisition
Mindfulness
Tomorrow's Sunset
More or Less Inventory
Suddenly I'm the Adult?
The Emerging Adult: Challenges
CrazyBusy
Harrison Bergeron
Occupational Exploration
The Emerging Adult: The Work World
Gender Roles: Positive and Negative
You're in Prison
If I Were a Car, I'd Be a Lemon
Think "People First
Applied Activities for Section One
Childhood Survey
Are You an Adult?
ANew Identity
Symbolic Identity
Human Communication
Introduction and Overview
Interpersonal Communication
To Hear and to Be Heard
Johnny Bear and the Empath
John Steinbeck on Listening
Self-Disclosure
Continual Partial Attention
You Just Don't Understand
Assertive, Nonassertive, and Aggressive Behavior
Personal Journaling as a Life Companion
Awakening Intuition
Sensational Living
Soldier on a Plane
Applied Activities for Section Two
Lifestories
Sender-Receiver Exchange
Point of View
Effective Communicator Checklist
He Said, She Said
A Communication Medley
Intuition History
Intuitive Problem-Solving through Guided Imagery
Journal Beginnings
Growth Dynamics
Introduction and Overview
Self-Actualizing and Beyond
Uniqueness
Getting Unstuck: Joyfully Recreating Your Life
The Emerging Adult: Finding a Passion, Modifying Dreams, and Furthering Education
The Unpredictable
The Lesson of the Cliff
Small Terrors, Secret Heroics
Herbie
Fooling Yourself
Too Perfect
Advice to William Somebody
Left Behind
Vital Moments
The Pace of Growth
No One's Perfect
Applied Activities for Section Three
Evolution of a Person #1
Stretching Limits
Trait Exaggeration
Strengths Recognition
First Times
Depression Checklist
Human Relationships
Introduction and Overview
Shoulders
Intimate Relationship Choices
Making Marriage Work
Sometimes It Rains
Are Money Fights Ruining Your Marriage?
Thoughts on Intimacy
In Your Face
Kinds of Friends
Lamenting the Fading of Friendships
Thoughts on Friends
The Human Potential of Whip Gimby
Parents
The Emerging Adult: Finding Friends, Living Alone, and Living with Parents
Thoughts on Siblings
Think Nanny
Thoughts on Mentoring
Resolving Interpersonal Conflicts
Making an Apology
The Missing Halloween
Applied Activities for Section Four
Perception Inventory
Love Maps
Sexuality Quiz
Heroes, Heroines, and Role Models
Family Sayings
Emotions and Feelings
Introduction and Overview
What's Your Emotional I.Q.?
Grumbles
Worry
The Positive Face of Anxiety
You Never Know
The Causes of Loneliness
Little Joys
Anger
A Matter of Principle
Sarcasm and Apathy
My Tyrant
Jealousy and Envy: The Demons within Us
On the Death of a Father
Loss and Mourning
Applied Activities for Section Five
Emotional Charades
Emotions and Perception
Listening to Emotions
Nonverbal Observations
Anger Management
The Neighbor
A Quality Life
Introduction and Overview
Having the Time of Your Life
Time Quotes
Man's Search for Meaning
The Happiness Machine
The Last Leaf
Teachers in the Forest
Nature Quotes
Personality and Money Orientations
Thoughts on Money
Personal Death Awareness (PDA)
Silicon Snake Oil
Controlling Your Technologies
Ten Symptoms of Computer Addiction
To See Anew
Who Will Play Your Music?
Applied Activities for Section Six
The Someday List
Talking to Wise Persons
Evolution of a Person #2
Epilogue

Book description

This established collection of readings uses articles and photo-essays to apply psychology to personal growth and development.

The text guides students in learning about themselves and interacting with society. Its six major themes–identity, human communication, growth dynamics, feelings and emotions, human relationships, and leading a quality life–provide a thought-provoking look at how psychology influences personal development.

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