Human Relations A Game Plan for Improving Personal Adjustment

ISBN-10: 0132275635
ISBN-13: 9780132275637
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Loren Ford
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Book details

List price: $139.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Using group discussion, and reader activities, this interactive and user-friendly ldquo;workbookrdquo; teaches readers practical skills for dealing with everyday situations. It balances coverage of theoretical concepts and research with interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies, and applies theoretical concepts throughout. The authors counseling background and sense of humor in dealing with serious subjects encourages readers to try new behaviors in a safe environment. Students are given opportunities for practicing new skills in improving human relations. The volume addresses all aspects of human relations including laying the foundation, self awareness, dealing with emotions, family influences, developing close relationships and human sexuality, as well as coping skills, life changes and positive living. For individuals interested in improving human relations.

Preface
About the Author
Laying The Foundation
Reaching Out
Basic Principles of Human Behavior
Diversity, Gender, and Multiculturalism
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Gender and Communication
Self-Talk
Shyness
Overcoming Fear
Commitments
Setting Goals
Critical Thinking Skills
Action and Results
Personal Learning
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Self-Awareness
Self-Concept
Importance of Self-Concept
Improving Self-Esteem
Locus of Control
Self-Disclosure
The Johari Window
The Shadow Self
Masks
Getting Attention
Physical Contact
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Expanding Comfort Zones
Comfort Zones
Thinking Patterns
Attribution Theory
Assertiveness
Personality
Exploring Psychological Types
Developing Character
Accountability
Belief Systems
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Building Together
Family Influences
Family History
Family Structures
Race, Culture, and the Family
Family of Origin
Birth Order
Functional Families
Stepfamilies
Parenting
Dysfunctional Families
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Dealing with Emotions
Understanding Emotions
Emotional Building Blocks
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Control
Thought Distortion
Defense Mechanisms
Anger
Guilt
Sadness
Excitement and Joy
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Developing Close Relationships
Theories of Attraction
Types of Love
Attachment Styles and Romantic Relationships
The Dance of Intimacy
Codependent Relationships
Marriage Myths
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail
Gay Marriage
Making Marriage Last
Friendships
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Human Sexuality
Perspectives on Sexuality
Social and Cultural Influences
Sex Education
Sexual Harassment
Date Rape
Sexual Abuse
Homosexuality
Sexually Transmissible Infections
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Meeting the World
Coping Skills
Self-Defeating Behavior
Coping Strategies
Psychological Disorders
Components of Change
A Model for Change
Stress Management
Conflict Management
Guidelines for Getting Professional Help
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Life Changes
Life Span Development
Life Passages
Transitional Times
Health and Wellness
Pyramid Building
Lifestyle and Being Overweight
Death and Dying Issues
Chapter Review
Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Positive Living
Values and Meaning
Decision Making
Work and Leisure
Life Satisfaction
Forgiveness and Love
Closure
Chapter Review
Sources and Suggested Readings
Reaction and Response-What Do You Think?
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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