9780205139552

Pathways to Personal Growth Adjustment in Today's World

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205139552

  • ISBN 10:

    0205139558

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/15/1998
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

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 book. Itmaintains its general focus on identifying the basic issues facing people as they attempt to adjust to today's society. The volume is written in a reader-friendly manner that combines conversation with clear descriptions of theories and research. It is illustrated with current examples and cases, and is based on the authors' experiences as psychological researchers and practitioners. The authors have succeeded in their aim to produce a volume that identifies the most important issues of adjustments, illustrates the relevant literature on the issues, is readable and engaging for students, and makes learning an enjoyable experience. A chapter on substance abuse and the family reflects the current issues faced in today's environment. Also, a new chapter on gender reflects the significant issues of changing sex roles, new opportunities, employment opportunities for women, and recent legal decisions that have raised new issues and pressures on both men and women. Psychologists and family therapists. s

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