An introduction to the psychology of personality, which presents all the major perspectives on psychology and provides students with opportunities for applying concepts to their personal lives. This edition includes material on personality, jealousy, stress and the immune system, self-enhancement, love and close relationshps, and cognitive behavioural therapies.
A pedagogically rich introduction to the psychology of personal adjustment. This title exposes students to various major perspectives on psychology and provides opportunities for applying concepts to their lives. It balances the scientific literature with a wealth of applications and the popular aspects of psychology.
A Life Worth Living brings together the latest thought on Positive Psychology from an international cast of scholars. It includes historical, philosophical, and empirical reviews of what psychologists have found to matter for personal happiness and well-being. The contributions to this volume agree on priciples of optimal development that start from purely material and selfish concerns, but then lead to ever broader circles of responsibility embracing the goals of others and the well-being of the environment; on the importance of spirituality; on the development of strengths specific to the individual. Rather than material success, popularity, or power, the investigations reported in this volume suggest that personally constructed goals, intrinsic motivation, and a sense of autonomy are much more important. The chapters indicate that hardship and suffering do not necessarily make us unhappy, and they suggest therapeutical implications for improving the quality of life. Specific topics covered include the formation of optimal childhood values and habits as well as a new perspective on aging. This volume provides a powerful counterpoint to a mistakenly reductionist psychology. They show that subjective experience can be studied scientifically and measured accurately. They highlight the potentiality for autonomy and freedom that is among the most precious elements of the human condition. MOreover, they make a convincing case for the importance of subjective phenomena, which often affect happiness more than external, material conditions. After long decades during which psychologists seemed to have forgotten that misery is not the only option, the blossoming of Positive Psychology promises a better understanding of what a vigorous, meaningful life may consist of.
In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on health and well-being. In this new book he places humor firmly within the literatures of coping processes, the moderation of stressful experiences, and health by showing how humor can help create and encourage feelings of community, closeness, and control. Lefcourt blends empirical research with anecdotal reports in this thoughtful volume.
Successful trading is based on three M's: Mind, Method, and Money. Trading for a Living helps you master all of those three areas: How to become a cool, calm, and collected trader How to profit from reading the behavior of the market crowd How to use a computer to find good trades How to develop a powerful trading system How to find the trades with the best odds of success How to find entry and exit points, set stops, and take profits Trading for a Living helps you discipline your Mind, shows you the Methods for trading the markets, and shows you how to manage Money in your trading accounts so that no string of losses can kick you out of the game. To help you profit even more from the ideas in Trading for a Living, look for the companion volume--Study Guide for Trading for a Living. It asks over 200 multiple-choice questions, with answers and 11 rating scales for sharpening your trading skills. For example: Question Markets rise when there are more buyers than sellers buyers are more aggressive than sellers sellers are afraid and demand a premium more shares or contracts are bought than sold I and II II and III II and IV III and IV Answer B. II and III. Every change in price reflects what happens in the battle between bulls and bears. Markets rise when bulls feel more strongly than bears. They rally when buyers are confident and sellers demand a premium for participating in the game that is going against them. There is a buyer and a seller behind every transaction. The number of stocks or futures bought and sold is equal by definition.
How to live well and the search for meaning have long been of intense concern to humans, perhaps because Homo sapiens is the only species aware of its own mortality. In the last few decades, empirical psychology made a major contribution to this quest. This book surveys groundbreaking work by leading international researchers, demonstrating that social psychology is the core discipline for understanding well-being and the search for meaning. Basic conceptual and theoretical principles are discussed, drawing on philosophy, evolutionary theory and psychology, followed by a review of the role of purposeful, motivated activity and self-control in achieving life satisfaction. The role of emotional and cognitive processes and the influence of social, interpersonal and cultural factors in promoting a happy and meaningful life are discussed. The book will be of interest to students, practitioners and researchers in the behavioral and social sciences, as well as to laypersons for whom improving the quality of human life and understanding the principles of well-being are of interest.
Personal Construct Theory for Professionals and Clients
Author: Peggy Dalton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
The First Edition of this book has formed the basis for many training courses in personal construct psychology. People undertaking therapy using this approach have found it a helpful and reassuring source of information. Its purpose was to make George Kelly’s ideas accessible to a wide range of readers. As this accessibility is what has attracted the favourable response. The Second Edition retains the chapters on the theory and procedures for its practical application largely unchanged – only ‘pruned’ and clarified where this was felt necessary. Examples of the ideas in action have been updated and the work of later writers and practitioners brought in. The scope of the book is widened by the introduction of a new chapter on the use of PCP in work for organisations, an area of development which has expanded greatly in the last ten years.
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Living the Good Life: A Psychological History is a collection of writings about the good life from some of the renowned psychologists and psychological thinkers in the history of the discipline. Through the selected readings, students become familiar with various views on what makes for a positive, fulfilled existence from behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and multicultural perspectives. Featuring the work of seminal psychological thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, B.F. Skinner, Karen Horney, Carl Rogers, and Anaïs Nin, the book encourages readers to examine their diverse viewpoints on making life both significant and joyous. New in the second edition, Frantz Fanon questions whether peaceful resistance is the best method for change, bell hooks encourages consciousness raising about sexism, and Haque introduces readers to Muslim contributions to psychology. With its emphasis on personal growth and development, Living the Good Life is an ideal reader for courses in the history of psychology or well-being and health psychology. Richard W. Bargdill received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Existential Psychology program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is currently an associate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rich has held several leadership positions in The Society for Humanistic Psychology--Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bargdill is the author of An Artist's Thought Book: intriguing thoughts about the artistic process. He is also co-editor of Humanistic Contributions to Psychology 101: Growth, Choice and Responsibility. He researches boredom, meaning, and creativity. His artwork appears on four books covers as well in this edition.