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|Author||: Robert Feldman|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Education|
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.
|Author||: David G. Myers|
|Editor||: Macmillan Higher Education|
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.
|Author||: Karen Haller|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
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.
|Author||: Tatjana Schnell|
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.
|Author||: Dusana Dorjee|
Neuroscience and Psychology of Meditation in Everyday Life addresses essential and timely questions about the research and practice of meditation as a path to realization of human potential for health and well-being. Balancing practical content and scientific theory, the book discusses long-term effects of six meditation practices: mindfulness, compassion, visualization-based meditation techniques, dream yoga, insight-based meditation and abiding in the existential ground of experience. Each chapter provides advice on how to embed these techniques into everyday activities, together with considerations about underlying changes in the mind and brain based on latest research evidence. This book is essential reading for professionals applying meditation-based techniques in their work and researchers in the emerging field of contemplative science. The book will also be of value to practitioners of meditation seeking to further their practice and understand associated changes in the mind and brain.
|Author||: Ernst Schraube,Charlotte Højholt|
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.
|Author||: Toon W. Taris|
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.
|Author||: Lok Sang Ho|
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.
|Author||: Richard J. Gerrig,Philip G. Zimbardo|
|Editor||: Pearson Education|
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.
|Author||: Jordan B. Peterson|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
"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"--
|Author||: Dmitry A Leontiev|
What are the ways in which we can understand the meaning of the psychology of meaning in people’s lives? In the last century mainstream psychology has largely neglected the topic of meaning. More recently, the concept has become an academically legitimate one within positive psychology and in some other speciality areas of psychology. This book contains a collection of theoretical, methodological and empirical papers written by the acknowledged experts systematically working on the problems of personal meaning within the positive psychology framework. The authors investigate the possibilities and limitations of a scientific study of personal meaning and new perspectives that this concept brings to the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology.
|Author||: Martin E. P. Seligman|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.
|Author||: Adam R. Nicholls|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Introduction -- PART I Providing sport psychology training as a coach -- 1 Do's and don'ts for coaches who provide sport psychology to their athletes: ethics, referrals, and the HCPC -- PART II Identifying the psychological needs of athletes -- 2 Conducting intake interviews -- 3 Using questionnaires to assess the needs of athletes -- PART III Facilitating awareness among athletes -- 4 Goal setting -- 5 Performance profiling -- PART IV Coaching different populations: how to support the needs of different athletes -- 6 Coaching children -- 7 Coaching adolescents -- 8 Coaching adults -- 9 Coaching athletes with learning disabilities -- 10 Providing psychological support to an injured athlete -- PART V Relationships, support, and influence within coaching practice -- 11 The coach-athlete relationship -- 12 Understanding and building team cohesion -- 13 Supporting athletes socially -- 14 Enhancing motivation among athletes -- 15 Creating the optimal motivational climate -- 16 Applying self-determination theory and research to enhance coaching practice -- 17 Promoting anti-doping attitudes among athletes -- PART VI Developing mental skills among athletes -- 18 Mental imagery -- 19 Mental toughness training -- 20 Maximising sport-confidence -- 21 Coping effectiveness training -- 22 Enhancing challenge states and minimising threat states among athletes -- 23 Mindfulness-based stress reduction training -- 24 Preventing choking under pressure in sport -- References -- Index
|Author||: David G. Myers,C. Nathan DeWall|
|Editor||: Worth Publishers|
Best-selling authors David Myers' and Nathan DeWall's briefest introduction to psychology speaks to all students regardless of their background or level of preparedness, with no assumptions made in the vocabulary, examples, or presentation. Students of all kinds are comfortable with the inclusive tone and the manageable, pedagogically-effective chapters. Instructors appreciate the authors' encouraging students throughout to THINK critically, CONSIDER diverse perspectives, and IMPROVE their everyday life. Psychology in Everyday Life is a complete and affordable resource for students at all levels. Dave Myers and Nathan DeWall work on the text and corresponding LaunchPad content so there is a tight connection between all aspects of the course. This edition is heavily updated to reflect the latest in psychological science and to further emphasize the value of thinking critically, considering diverse perspectives, and improving our everyday life. The following elements support this new theme in the fifth edition: THINK CRITICALLY: New "Psychological Science in a Post-Truth World" section in Chapter 1, with its new companion animated tutorial in LaunchPad. "Thinking Critically About" infographics, with new companion activities in LaunchPad. CONSIDER DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES: New coverage on topics related to diversity and inclusion, especially the significantly revised Chapter 4, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality. New historical timeline in Appendix F, with an emphasis on diverse voices. New classroom activities on topics related to diversity now included in the Instructor's Resources. IMPROVE YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE New Student Preface, "How to Apply Psychology to Live Your Best Life," focused on student success. New "Improve Your Everyday Life" feature throughout each chapter helps students apply psychology's principles to their own lives. Assess Your Strengths activities in LaunchPad help make psychology's concepts meaningful, memorable, and useful for students.
|Author||: Marc Smith,Jonathan Firth|
Written by experienced classroom practitioners who are experts in the field of psychology, Psychology in the Classroom provides a thorough grounding in the key principles of psychology and explores how they can be applied to teaching and learning. It draws on both classic and cutting-edge research, offering practical advice on commonly overlooked or misunderstood concepts that contribute to positive academic outcomes. It aims to show the value of psychology in enabling teachers to make and justify everyday classroom decisions. Designed to equip teachers with the skills to identify and tackle common issues that affect students’ learning, each chapter highlights key areas of research and discusses how lesson planning and material design can be informed by the psychological concepts presented. It covers core areas essential for improving learning, including: memory and understanding; creativity; motivation; independent learning; resilience; cognition; and self-theories and mindsets. Full of advice and strategies, Psychology in the Classroom is aimed at both new and experienced teachers, across primary, secondary and post-16 education, providing them with practical ways to apply these psychological principles in the classroom. With an emphasis on understanding the theories and evidence behind human behaviour, this book will allow you to reflect critically on your own classroom practice, as well as making simple but valuable changes.
|Author||: Barbara Brehm|
|Editor||: F.A. Davis|
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.