Pathways to Personal Growth Adjustment in Today's World

ISBN-10: 0205139558

ISBN-13: 9780205139552

Edition: 1999

Authors: George R. Goethals, Stephen Worchel, Laurie Heatherington

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Pathways to Personal Growth: Adjustment in Today's World is a substantial revision of Worchel and Goethal's Adjustment: Pathways to Personal Growth. The personal and social factors involved in learning about ourselves, setting personal goals, taking control of our lives, and becoming a contributing member of society are main issues examined by this text. The general focus on identifying the basic issues facing people as they attempt to adjust to today's society is maintained. This text is written in a student-friendly manner that combines conversation with clear descriptions of theories and research. It is illustrated with current examples and cases based on the authors' experiences as psychological researchers and practitioners. The authors have succeeded in their goal of writing a textbook that identifies the most important issues of adjustment, illustrates the relevant literature on the issues, is readable and engaging for students, and makes learning an enjoyable experience.
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List price: $129.20
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 493
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with Summary, Critical Thinking Questions, and Matching Exercise
Adjusting to Our World
Case Narrative: Leo Beuerman
What Is Adjustment? The Changing Landscape: A Challenge to Adjustment
Understanding Our Physical and Cultural Environments
Learning about Adjustment
Organization of This Book
Learning to Learn
The Developing Personality
Case Narrative: Martin Luther King, Jr
Understanding Personality
Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality Development
Behavioral Approaches to Personality Development
Humanistic Approaches to Personality Development
Trait Approaches to Personality Development
Combining Forces: What We Learn from All the Approaches
Self-Discovery in Adolescence and Adulthood
Case Narrative: Eleanor Roosevelt
Self-Definition and Change
Health and Happiness in Adulthood
Case Narrative: Nancy Lieberman-Cline
What Is Gender? Are Males and Females Really Different?
Are U.S. Men's and Women's Lives Different?
How Does Gender Differentiation Arise?
Gender and Social Interaction
Where Do We Go from Here?
In Sickness and in Health: Stress, Health, and Coping
Case Narrative: Gia Carangi
Stress: The Thief of Health
Stress and Health
Coping with Stress
Lifestyles That Promote Health
Struggling for Control
Case Narrative: Kurt Cobain
Perceptions of the Locus of Control
Self-Control in Everyday Living
Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse and Dependence
Control in Personal Relationships
Psychological Disorders
Case Narrative: Maxine Mason
Psychological Disorders and Adjustment
Diagnosis: What Is Normal? What Is Abnormal?
Schizophrenic Disorders
Mood or Affective Disorders
Stress and Anxiety Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Personality Disorders
Case Narrative: Sybil
What Is Psychotherapy? Types of Psychotherapy
Biological and Physical Therapies
Change and Healing across Time and Cultures
Getting to Know and Like Others
Case Narrative
Perceiving Others
Interpersonal Attraction: Who We Like and Why
Becoming Intimate
Case Narrative: Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov
What Is Love? Forming and Maintaining a Relationship
Initiating a Relationship: Sampling
Building a Relationship: Bargaining
Evaluating a Relationship
Making a Commitment
Marriage, Enduring Relationships, and Divorce
Human Sexuality
Case Narrative: Madonna
Sexual Behavior: Then and Now
The Human Sexual Response
Sexual Behavior: What, When, and How Often
Factors Affecting the Joy of Sex
Birth Control
Sexual Dysfunctions
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Living in Families
Case Narrative: The Kennedys
What Is a Family? What Makes a Happy Family?
The Family Life Cycle: How Families Grow with Their Memb
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