Psychology in Your Life

Psychology in Your Life
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Author: Michael Gazzaniga,Sarah Grison
Pages: 732
ISBN: 039367391X
Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Integrated teaching, learning, and assessment tools, created by a master teacher

Psychology and Your Life

Psychology and Your Life
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Author: Robert S Feldman
Pages: 672
ISBN: 007340313X
Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Psychology Matters. Robert Feldman’s Psychology and Your Life 2e draws students in immediately by connecting psychology to their professional and personal lives. Emphasizing practical application, Psychology and Your Life 2e offers examples and perspectives from healthcare occupations, nursing, technology, criminal justice, legal, and business, among others to prepare students and help them apply psychology throughout their lives and careers. A fully-integrated supplements package helps instructors objectively gauge their students’ mastery of psychology’s key principles and concepts and create dynamic class experiences—whether in the classroom or online. All ancillary materials are organized by the measurable learning outcomes for each module within the text—there is no more wondering whether the text in use will meet the accreditation guidelines for schools!

Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life

Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life
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Author: Ernst Schraube,Charlotte Højholt
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781317599708
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life moves psychological theory and research practice out of the laboratory and into the everyday world. Drawing on recent developments across the social and human sciences, it examines how people live as active subjects within the contexts of their everyday lives, using this as an analytical basis for understanding the dilemmas and contradictions people face in contemporary society. Early chapters gather the latest empirical research to explore the significance of context as a cross-disciplinary critical tool; they include a study of homeless Māori men reaffirming their cultural identity via gardening, and a look at how the dilemmas faced by children in difficult situations can provide insights into social conflict at school. Later chapters examine the interplay between everyday life around the world and contemporary global phenomena such as the rise of the debt economy, the hegemony of the labor market, and the increased reliance on digital technology in educational settings. The book concludes with a consideration of how social psychology can deepen our understanding of how we conduct our lives, and offer possibilities for collective work on the resolution of social conflict.

The Little Book of Colour

The Little Book of Colour
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Author: Karen Haller
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780241352861
Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive guide for harnessing the power of colour to improve your happiness, wellbeing and confidence Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' yellow jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the restful green of your walls? The colours all around us hold an emotional energy. Applied Colour Psychology specialist, Karen Haller, explains the inherent power of colour; for example, looking closely at the colours we love or those we dislike can bring up deeply buried memories and with them powerful feelings. A revolutionary guide to boosting your wellbeing, The Little Book of Colour puts you firmly in the driver's seat and on the road to changing the colours in your world to revamp your mood and motivation. Illuminating the science, psychology and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour. Get ready to join the colour revolution, and change your life for the better.

Psychology in Everyday Life

Psychology in Everyday Life
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Author: David G. Myers
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781464100475
Release: 2011-02-18
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Creating an exceptionally student-friendly textbook in psychology isn’t just about making the chapters shorter and pages more colorful. It’s about using that type of format to provide a clear portrait of psychological science, concise but not oversimplified, all while continually answering the recurring student question: “What does this have to do with me?” David Myers’ brief introduction to psychology, Psychology in Everyday Life, certainly does offer brief, easily manageable chapters and a colorful, image-rich design (both shaped by extensive research, class testing, and instructor/student feedback). But what makes it such an exceptional text is what flows through those chapters—rich presentations of psychology’s core concepts and field-defining research, examined in context of the everyday lives of all kinds of people around the world and communicated in the captivating storyteller’s voice that is instantly recognizable as Myers’. The new edition of Psychology in Everyday Life offers an extraordinary amount of new research, effective new inquiry-based study tools, and further design innovations, all while maintaining its trademark brevity and clean layout. And it is accompanied by an innovative media/supplements of the same scope as all of David Myers’ more comprehensive textbooks.

The Social Psychology of Everyday Life

The Social Psychology of Everyday Life
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Author: Michael Argyle
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781134961801
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Is psychology good for our health? What is the effect of class on social behaviour? In this comprehensive and fully up-to-date accoung of the psychology of everyday life, Michael Argyle looks at the most interesting and practically important areas of social psychology. He takes social psychology out of the laboratory into real-life settings and helps us to understand the world in which we live. He covers many of the pressing concerns of the day - conflict and aggression, racial prejudice, social class, relationships, health, happiness - and emphasisies the practical applications of social psychology.

Psychology and Life

Psychology and Life
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Author: Richard J. Gerrig,Philip G. Zimbardo
Pages: 792
ISBN: 0205710913
Release: 2009
Editor: Pearson Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Intelligence The History of Group Comparisons Heredity and IQ Environments and IQ Culture and the Validity of IQ Tests Creativity Assessing Creativity and the Link to Intelligence Extremes of Creativity Psychology in Your Life: How Can You Become More Creative? Assessment and Society Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 10 Human Development Across the Life Span Studying Development Physical Development Across the Life Span Prenatal and Childhood Development Physical Development in Adolescence Physical Changes in Adulthood Cognitive Development Across the Life Span Piaget's Insights Into Mental Development Contemporary Perspectives on Early Cognitive Development Cognitive Development in Adulthood Psychology in Your Life: Will Your Brain Work Differently as You Age? Acquiring Language Perceiving Speech and Perceiving Words Learning Word Meanings Acquiring Grammar Social Development Across the Life Span Erikson's Psychosocial Stages Social Development in Childhood Social Development in Adolescence Social Development in Adulthood Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Does Day Care Affect Children's Development? Sex and Gender Differences Sex Differences Gender Identity and Gender Roles Moral Development Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Reasoning Gender and Cultural Perspectives on Moral Reasoning Learning to Age Successfully Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 11 Motivation Understanding Motivation Functions of Motivational Concepts Sources of Motivation A Hierarchy of Needs EATING The Physiology of Eating The Psychology of Eating Psychology in Your Life: How Does the Presence of Others Influence Your Eating? Sexual Behaviors Nonhuman Sexual Behaviors Human Sexual Arousal and Response The Evolution of Sexual Behaviors Sexual Norms Homosexuality Motivation for Personal Achievement Need for Achievement Attributions for Success and Failure Work and Organizational Psychology Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Does Motivation Affect Academic Achievement? Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 12 Emotion, Stress, and Health Emotions Basic Emotions and Culture Theories of Emotion The Impact of Mood and Emotions Subjective Well-Being Psychology in Your Life: Can You Accurately Predict Your Future Emotions? Stress of Living Physiological Stress Reactions Psychological Stress Reactions Coping with Stress Positive Effects of Stress Health Psychology The Biopsychosocial Model of Health Health Promotion Treatment Personality and Health Job Burnout and the Health-Care System A Toast to Your Health Critical Thinking in Your Life: Can Health Psychology Help You Get More Exercise? Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 13 Understanding Human Personality Type and Trait Personality Theories Categorizing by Types Describing with Traits Traits and Heritability Do Traits Predict Behaviors? Evaluation of Type and Trait Theories Psychodynamic Theories Freudian Psychoanalysis Evaluation of Freudian Theory Extending Psychodynamic Theories Psychology in Your Life: Why Are Some People Shy? Humanistic Theories Features of Humanistic Theories Evaluation of Humanistic Theories Social-Learning and Cognitive Theories Rotter's Expectancy Theory Mischel's Cognitive-Affective Personality Theory Bandura's Cognitive Social-Learning Theory Cantor's Social Intelligence Theory Evaluation of Social-Learning and Cognitive Theories Self Theories Dynamic Aspects of Self-Concepts Self-Esteem The Cultural Construction of Self Evaluation of Self Theories Comparing Personality Theories Critical Thinking in Your Life: How is Personality Conveyed in Cyberspace? Assessing Personality Objective Tests Projective Tests Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 14 Psychological Disorders The Nature of Psychological Disorders Deciding What Is Abnormal The Problem of Objectivity Classifying Psychological Disorders The Etiology of Psychopathology Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Do Disorders Enter DSM? Anxiety Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Phobias Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Causes of Anxiety Disorders Mood Disorders Major Depressive Disorder Bipolar Disorder Causes of Mood Disorders Gender Differences in Depression Suicide Psychology in Your Life: How Can We Pinpoint Interactions of Nature and Nurture? Personality Disorders Borderline Personality Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Schizophrenic Disorders Major Types of Schizophrenia Causes of Schizophrenia Psychological Disorders of Childhood Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autistic Disorder The Stigma of Mental Illness Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 15 Therapies for Psychological Disorders The Therapeutic Context Goals and Major Therapies Therapists and Therapeutic Settings Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy Historical Perspectives on Institutional Treatment Psychodynamic Therapies Freudian Psychoanalysis Later Psychodynamic Therapies Psychology in Your Life: Are Lives Haunted by Repressed Memories? Behavior Therapies Counterconditioning Contingency Management Social-Learning Therapy Generalization Techniques Cognitive Therapies Changing False Beliefs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Humanistic Therapies Client-Centered Therapy Gestalt Therapy Group Therapies Couple and Family Therapy Community Support Groups Biomedical Therapies Drug Therapy Psychosurgery ECT and rTMS Critical Thinking in Your Life: Does Therapy Affect Brain Activity? Treatment Evaluation and Prevention Strategies Evaluating Therapeutic Effectiveness Prevention Strategies Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide 16 Social Psychology Constructing Social Reality The Origins of Attribution Theory The Fundamental Attribution Error Self-Serving Biases Expectations and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies The Power of the Situation Roles and Rules Social Norms Conformity Decision Making in Groups Obedience to Authority Attitudes, Attitude Change, and Action Attitudes and Behaviors Processes of Persuasion Persuasion by Your Own Actions Compliance Prejudice Origins of Prejudice Effects of Stereotypes Reversing Prejudice Social Relationships Liking Loving Psychology in Your Life: In What Ways Are You Like a Chameleon? Aggression, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior Individual Differences in Aggression Situational Influences on Aggression The Roots of Prosocial Behavior The Effects of the Situation on Prosocial Behavior Critical Thinking in Your Life: How Can You Get People to Volunteer? A Personal Endnote Recapping Main Points Key Terms Practice Test Discovering Psychology Viewing Guide.

The Psychology of Meaning in Life

The Psychology of Meaning in Life
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Author: Tatjana Schnell
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781000072853
Release: 2020-07-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book offers an inspiring exploration of current findings from the psychology of meaning in life, analysing cutting-edge research to propose practical, evidence-based applications. Schnell draws on psychological, philosophical and cognitive perspectives to explore basic concepts of meaning and introduce a multidimensional model of meaning in life. Written in an accessible style, this book covers a range of topics including the distinction between meaning and happiness, the impact of meaning on health and longevity, meaning in the workplace, and meaning-centred interventions. Each chapter ends with exercises to encourage self-reflection and measurement tools are presented throughout, including the author’s original Sources of Meaning and Meaning in Life Questionnaire (SoMe), to inspire the reader to consider the role of meaning in their own life. The Psychology of Meaning in Life is essential reading for students and practitioners of psychology, sociology, counselling, coaching and related disciplines, and for general readers interested in exploring the role of meaning in life.

The Psychology of Working Life

The Psychology of Working Life
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Author: Toon W. Taris
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781315462714
Release: 2018-04-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What motivates us to do a good job? When does the pressure of work impact upon our health and well-being? How can employers choose the right candidates? The Psychology of Working Life shows how, whether we like it or not, the way we work, and our feelings about it, play a fundamental role in overall well-being. From the use of psychometrics in recruiting the right candidate, to making working life more efficient, the book illustrates how work in industrialized societies continues to be founded upon core psychological ideas. Motivation and job satisfaction have become recognized as key to job design and The Psychology of Working Life suggests that changing the way we work can impact on our stress levels, overall health, and productivity.

Psychology and Your Life with P O W E R Learning

Psychology and Your Life with P O W E R Learning
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Author: Robert Feldman
Pages: 672
ISBN: 125961039X
Release: 2017-01-04
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Psychology Matters. No matter what brings students into the Introductory Psychology course and regardless of their initial motivation, Robert Feldman’s Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning 3e draws students into the field by connecting psychology to their professional and personal lives. Designed specifically for the accelerated Introductory Psychology course, Psychology and Your Life with P.O.W.E.R. Learning takes into account the diverse population of students who are enrolled in college today, addressing the needs of those who may work full- or part-time; who may be juggling their education, their families, and their jobs; who may be returning to school in search of an occupational change; or who are in a specific career-oriented program.

Psychology and Your Life

Psychology and Your Life
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Author: Robert Feldman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780077359942
Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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Psychology in Action Loose Leaf Print Companion

Psychology in Action  Loose Leaf Print Companion
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Author: Karen Huffman,Katherine Dowdell,Catherine A. Sanderson
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781119364634
Release: 2017-11-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Psychology in Action, 12e is a comprehensive introductory Psychology product that fosters active learning and provides a wealth of tools that empower students to master and make connections between the key concepts. Students will leave the classroom with a solid foundation in basic psychology that will serve them in their daily lives no matter what their chosen field of study and career path.

Mental Life Psychology Revivals

Mental Life  Psychology Revivals
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Author: Beatrice Edgell
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781317754909
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published in 1926, the aim of this textbook was the ‘interpretation of human behaviour and conduct’. Beatrice Edgell is an important figure in the history of psychology. She was the first British woman to receive a PhD in psychology, the first female psychology professor in Britain and the first woman president of the British Psychological Society (1930-1931), of which she had been a founding member in 1901. As the Head of Psychology at Bedford College, she established one of the first psychological laboratories in the UK. She also taught a number of women who went on to become prominent in the field. One of her many publications this book was thought to be ‘suitable for students training for social work or for the general reader interested in educational and social questions’.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
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Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9780345816023
Release: 2018
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
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Author: Stephen Joseph
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9781118756935
Release: 2015-03-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.

The Psychology and Economics of Happiness

The Psychology and Economics of Happiness
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Author: Lok Sang Ho
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781134577385
Release: 2013-10-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Much attention has been given to the economics of everyday life, which typically applies economic principles to the analysis of the different choices that people face under different situations. Yet there are hardly any books on the economics of life—an economics that takes the finite lifespan as the starting point and that looks at how one can maximize the subjective value from life given the constraint of the limited lifespan. In this volume, Lok Sang Ho suggests that the lack of progress in happiness among developed countries despite significant economic growth is due to a deficit of "mental goods", rather than a lack of material goods. The author stresses the role of culture and mental habits in determining the efficacy of gaining mental goods which includes love, a sense of security and autonomy, contentment, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and freedom from anxiety. Drawing on empirical research, the book explores how to invest, work, and consume from a whole life perspective, arguing that every action - consumption, investment, or work - should enhance the total quality of life. This overriding concern about life itself is known as love. The Psychology and Economics of Happiness uses the analytical framework of economists on a subject studied by positive psychologists, drawing both from empirical evidence and from psychological literature. It will be of interest to researchers and academics interested in economic and positive psychology, as well as those from related fields keen to learn more about living fuller, happier lives.

Psychology of Health and Fitness

Psychology of Health and Fitness
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Author: Barbara Brehm
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780803640948
Release: 2014-02-19
Editor: F.A. Davis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn how to apply the psychology of health and fitness to your exercise programs and to solve the motivational and behavioral problems you’ll encounter every day in practice. You’ll explore the scientific principles and variables that influence behavior as you develop the confidence to design effective lifestyle interventions for disease prevention and develop individualized exercise programs that promote optimal health.

Psychology and Life

Psychology and Life
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Author: Richard J Gerrig,Philip G Zimbardo,Andrew J Campbell,Steven R Cumming,Fiona J Wilkes
Pages: 750
ISBN: 9781442551909
Release: 2015-05-20
Editor: Pearson Higher Education AU

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bringing the science of psychology to life! The 2nd Australasian edition of Psychology and Life emphasises the science of psychology, with a special focus on applying that science to students’ everyday lives. As a result, the features of Psychology and Life support a central theme: psychology as a science, with a focus on applying that science to real life experiences. Australasian research, examples and statistics help make the theory even more relevant for today’s students. Psychology and Life 2e provides a rigorous, research-centred survey of the discipline while offering students special features and learning aids that will make the science of psychology relevant, spark their interest and excite their imaginations.

Psychology of Change

Psychology of Change
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Author: Katherine J. Reynolds,Nyla R. Branscombe
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781317563143
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Choice Recommended Read This volume tackles the critical question of whether people change or whether they remain relatively constant across the lifespan. Much existing literature in psychology has largely endorsed the concept of stability. Indeed, in many people’s minds, the person is understood to be set in stone, as a function of early socialization and reaching a particular stage of development, evolutionary processes, or traits that are hard-wired from the beginning by genes and biology. However, in recent years, important scientific developments in theory and research concerning the psychology of change have emerged. In contrast to the commonly held conception of the individual as fixed, this research illustrates how malleable people are—showing much behavioral plasticity. The chapters in this volume, written by scholars at the cutting-edge of research into the psychology of change, showcase these developments with the aim of advancing knowledge of the field and encouraging further research. Topics addressed include brain function, cognitive performance, personality, psychological well-being, collective action to achieve social change, responses to life stressors, and political change. The message is clear—the culture we live in, what happens to us along the way, and who we think we are and want to be, can all change people.

Practicing Psychology in the Primary Care Setting

Practicing Psychology in the Primary Care Setting
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Author: H. Russell Searight
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781616763626
Release: 2010-07
Editor: Hogrefe Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Equips psychologists, mental health professionals, and trainees to work effectively in a primary care setting - the principal site today for psychiatric care, behavioral health risk reduction, and psychological treatment of physical or functional complaints.