Psychology and the Challenges of Life


Language: Anglais
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In the 12th edition of Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment and Growth, authors Jeffrey Nevid and Spencer Rathus continue to reflect on the many ways in which psychology relates to the lives we live and the important roles that psychology can play in helping us adjust to the many challenges we face in our daily lives. Throughout this text, the authors explore applications of psychological concepts and principles in meeting life challenges such as managing our time, developing our self–identity, building and maintaining friendships and intimate relationships, adopting healthier behaviors and lifestyles, coping with stress, and dealing with emotional problems and psychological disorders. The text increases student′s understanding by breaking down lengthy chapters into individualized study units designed to fit the busy lifestyles of today s students.

Chapter 1: Psychology and the Challenges of Life

Chapter 2: Personality

Chapter 3: Stress: What Is It and How to Manage It?

Chapter 4: Psychological Factors and Health

Chapter 5: Developing Healthier Behaviors

Chapter 6: The Self in a Social World

Chapter 7: Social Influence: Being Influenced By – And Influencing – Others

Chapter 8: Psychological Disorders

Chapter 9: Therapies: Ways of Helping

Chapter 10: Interpersonal Attraction: Of Friendship and Love

Chapter 11: Relationships and Communication: Getting from Here to There

Chapter 12: Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 13: Adolescent and Adult Development: Going Through Changes

Chapter 14: The Challenges of the Workplace