Choice and Change: The Psychology of Personal Growth and Interpersonal Relationships (7th Edition)
Written in a warm and humanistic style—with an abundance of examples—this solid, comprehensive introduction to the essentials of psychology offers an accessible balance of theory, research, and applications which focuses on the positive. It encourages readers to apply material to their personal, social, educational, and vocational lives. Holistic in approach, it emphasizes responsible self-direction and moral/ethical values. This seventh edition draws heavily on the exciting and provocative research of the positive psychologists over the last two decades. Differentiating true happiness and a sense of well-being from that of hedonistic pleasure; The growing surge of cults and hate groups, even on the web; New discoveries of the sensitivity of the child in the womb, the importance of strong infant attachment, and how to communicate with the infant through the many physical senses; the ¿Flynn effect,¿ ¿IQ¿ testing, and the ¿New Three R¿s¿; Marriage and relationships. For psychologists, educators, and anyone interested in personal growth.