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Paperback Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today Book

ISBN: 0130357839

ISBN13: 9780130357830

Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today

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Book Overview

An introduction to the psychology of personality, which presents all the major perspectives on psychology and provides students with opportunities for applying concepts to their personal lives. This edition includes material on personality, jealousy, stress and the immune system, self-enhancement, love and close relationshps, and cognitive behavioural therapies.

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True confession

Okay, so I didn't read this book yet, but the last comment posted made me all the more likely to adopt it to use in the classroom. Christianity and humanism are not polar opposites. In fact, our own personal choices are the only things we 1) can adjust to improve our lives (psychologically speaking) and 2) can offer up as a symbol of our religious devotion (religiously speaking). As soon as I get my copy of this book, I'll read it and post another review.

Psychology for Living

This book does a very good job of remaining humanistic; in that the authors believe that it is within the ability of all human beings to choose to improve themselves, and makes a lot of room for the variability of human preferences and styles. Each chapter contains a self-assessment questionaire that is fun and enlightening, which will give rise to the reader's perspectives and life experience. In contrast to most Adjustment Textbooks, this one is more applicable to real life than most. It minimized psychological theory, and maximized application to your own life!
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