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Psychology for Living Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0205790364

ISBN-13: 9780205790364

Edition: 10th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Karen Grover Duffy, Steven J. Kirsh, Eastwood Atwater

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List price: $150.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

Flow Notes is a manifest well-being and information seed that came to Tamara Cortez as she began creatively writing with the intention that we all awaken as we see the reflection of the universe in each being. As Tamara began writing and sharing her notes with those who willingly participated in this consciousness project through her e-mail list, she came to understand that what was happening within herself on a microcosmic level was happening with others and community on a macro level. Her drive to connect through her notes so that others knew they were not alone in their "growth" propelled a seven-year writing project. As Flow Notes grew, the messages became profound, and Tamara allowed these notes to flow through her for the benefit of human consciousness. Connecting in this way became more than just a weekly note, but also putting aside the ego and allowing for divine guidance and advice to come through not just for herself, but all who read them. She realized that in the toughest times of her life, Flow Notes was the flickering light at the end of the tunnel. The main goal was to be of service through these notes and at times be openly naked to the hurt and what it had to teach her and how we are all connected through this web of life. After a bicycle accident in 2008 and months of recovery, Tamara realized that releasing these notes needed to be done on a massive scale. These notes were no longer hers to keep but for the world to enjoy and be inspired to the wholeness of who they are.

Steven J. Kirsh is a Professor of Psychology at The State University of New York at Geneseo. During his youth, he reports spending many hours, and dollars, in the video arcades of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Professor Kirsh's primary areas of research focus on the influence of violent media consumption on emotion recognition and social information processing. He has published Media and Youth: A Developmental Perspective (2010) and coauthored the most recent edition of Psychology for Living: Adjustment, Growth, and Behavior Today (2011), as well as numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Professor Kirsh currently teaches courses in the areas of child development, introductory psychology, research methods, and media violence.

Brief Contents
Self-Direction in a Changing World
The Puzzle of Childhood
Affirmative Aging Adulthood
Seeking Selfhood
Toward Better Health
Taking Charge
Managing Motives and Emotions
Making and Keeping Friends
Leader or Follower?
At Work and Play
Sexuality
Love and Commitment
Stress
Understanding Mental Disorders
If You Go for Help
Good Grief and Death
Full Table of Contents
Introduction
Self-Direction in a Changing World
Social Change
Living in a Technological World
Living with Other Social Changes
How Certain Is Our Future
The Challenge of Self-Direction
Self-Direction and Society
The Ambiguity of Personal Freedom
Taking Charge of Our Lives
Living in Today's Individualized Society
Themes of Personal Growth
Living With Contradictions and Uncertainty
Continuity and Change
The Experience of Personal Growth
Beyond Individualism
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Becoming
The Journey Begins Childhood
Perspectives on Child Development
The Biological Perspective on Child Development
Nature versus Nurture - An Old Debate
A Newer Approach
Applying It to Yourself
The Psychodynamic Perspective on Child Development
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Environment
Development of Personality
The Structure of Personality
Personality Dynamics
Modifications
Applying It to Yourself
The Social-Cognitive Perspective on Child Development
Social Learning Theories
Recent Additions
Cognition and Behavior
Applying It to Yourself
The Humanistic Perspective on Development
The Phenomenal Self
Self-Actualization
Applying It to Yourself
Conclusion
Developmental Challenges in Childhood
Temperament
Self-Recognition and Self-Concept
Attachment
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Affirmative Aging Adulthood
Adult Development
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Early Adulthood
Leaving Home
Choosing a Career
Establishing Close Relationships
Starting a Family
Same Old, Same Old? - Middle Adulthood
Midlife Transition or Midlife Crisis?
Physical and Cognitive Changes
Possible Career Changes
Sexual Changes
Aging Gracefully - Late Adulthood
Physical and Cognitive Changes
Personal and Social Adjustment
Retirement
Successful Aging
Summary
Answers to Aging Quiz
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Better Than Ever
Seeking Selfhood
What is the Self-Concept
Self-Image
Ideal self
Multiple Selves
Core Characteristics of Self-Concept
Self-Consistency
Self-Esteem
Self-Enhancement and Self-Verification
The Self-Concept and Personal Growth
The Self You'd Like to Be
Our Social Selves
Learning from Criticism
Greater Self-Direction
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Toward Better Health
Body Image
How We Feel About Our Bodies
Our Ideal Body
Psychological Factors and Physical Illness
The Immune System
Personality
Lifestyle Choices
Environmental Issues
Coping with Illness
Noticing and Interpreting Symptoms
Seeking Help
Adhering to Treatment
Promoting Wellness
Taking Charge of Your Own Health
Eating Sensibly
Getting Enough Sleep
Keeping Physically Fit
Finding Social Support
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Taking Charge
Mastery and Personal Control
Perceived Control
Consequences of Perceived Control
Misperception and Maladjustment
Learned Optimism
Personal Resolve and Decision Making
The Process of Decision Making
Making Better Decisions
Decisions and Personal Growth
Identifying the Basic Decisions in Your Life
Making New Decisions
Some Practical Applications
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Managing Motives and Emotions
Understanding Motivation
Understanding Your Needs
Differences between You and Others
Everyone's Basic Needs
Psychosocial Motives
Personal Motivation
Understanding Emotions
What are Emotions?
Experiencing Emotions
Expressing Emotions
Managing Emotions
Special Emotions
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Being Social
Making and Keeping Friends
Meeting People
Are First Impressions Most Important?
Mistaken Impressions
Shyness
Keeping Friends
Friendships are Precious
When Friends Get Together
Self-Disclosure - Those Little Secrets
Same-Sex, Opposite-Sex Friends
Staying Friends
Loneliness
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Leader or Follower?
Kinds of Groups
Favored Groups - Primary Groups
Bigger than Both of Us - Secondary Groups
What Goes Wrong at Rock Concerts? - Collectives
"Us" Versus "Them" - In-Groups and Out-Groups
How Do Groups Form?
Why Join a Group?
What Goes on in Groups?
What Did You Say? - Communication Patterns
You Want Me to Do What? - Social Influence
Let the Other Guy Do It - Social Loafing
All in Favor Say "Aye" - Group Polarization
Are Leaders Made or Born?
The Great Man Theory
Situational Explanations of Leadership
Contingency Theory
Contemporary Theories
Gender and Leadership
Culture and Leadership
When Groups Go Wrong
The Fiasco of Groupthink
A Little Shove Goes a Long Way - Group Conflict
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
At Work and Play
Choosing Your Career
Taking Stock of Yourself
Identifying Compatible Careers
Arriving at Your Career Decision
Preparing for Your Career
Your Career Outlook
Forecasting Your Career's Growth
Changing Jobs or Careers
Contemporary Issues in the World of Work
Job Satisfaction
Technology and Work
Diversity in the Workplace
Leisure Time
What is Leisure?
Work and Leisure
Using Leisure Positively
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Being Intimate
Sexuality
Men and Women
Changing Views of Sexuality
Sexual Communication
Initiating and Refusing Sex
Sexual Responsiveness
The Sexual Response Cycle
Individual Differences
Love and Sex
Practical Issues
Sexual Dysfunctions
Contraception
Sexual Transmitted Diseases
Sexual Victimization
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Love and Commitment
Love and Intimacy
The Ingredients of Love
Love and Close Relationships
Commitment
Cohabitation
Marriage and Other Committed Relationships
Adjusting to Intimate Relationships
Sharing Responsibilities
Communication and Conflict
Making the Relationship Better
Sexuality
Changes over Time
Divorce and Its Consequences
The Divorce Experience
Single-Parent Families
Remarriage
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Facing Challenges
Stress
Oh No! - Understanding Stress
Conceptualizing Stress
Stress and You
Yikes! - Reactions to Stress
Physiological Stress Reactions
Psychological Stress Reactions
How Do You React to Stress?
Phew! - Managing Stress
Modifying Your Environment
Altering Your Lifestyle
Using Stress for Personal Growth
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Understanding Mental Disorders
Psychological Disorders
What Are Psychological Disorders?
How common are Psychological Disorders?
How are Disorders Classified?
Anxiety Disorders: the Most Common Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Phobias: Fear of Something That Won't Really Hurt
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: the Doubting Disease
Trauma and Disaster
Mood Disorders
What is Depression?
Suicide: Who and Why?
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Other Common Disorders
Do You Have an Eating Disorder?
What are Personality Disorders?
Schizophrenia - the Enigmatic Disorder
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
If You Go for Help
Insight Therapies - the Talking Cure
Psychoanalysis
The Person-Centered Approach
A Variety of Approaches
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Behavioral Therapies
Cognitive Therapies
Status of Psychotherapy Today
Other Approaches to Treatment
Family, Couples, and Relationship Therapy
Biomedical Therapies
Community-Based Services
How Well Does Therapy Work
Finding Help
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Good Grief and Death
Death and Dying
Risks of Dying
Awareness of Death
Near-Death Experiences
The Experience of Dying
Bereavement and Grief
Grief Work
Unresolved Grief
Good Grief
Life and Death in Perspective
The Right to Die
A Natural Death
Funerals and Other Services
Death and Growth
Summary
Self-Test
Exercises
Questions for Self-Reflection
For Further Information
Answers to Self-Tests
Glossary
References