Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustmentin the New Millennium

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This new edition is written in a modularized format. Each module is a self-contained study unit consisting of a set of survey questions, an introduction to the module, the body of text, and a summary section. This edition

  • Incorporates coverage on biological views, classification of psychological disorders, adjustment disorders, and acute stress disorder.
  • Focuses on issues of contemporary concern ("coping with the threat of terror") and concerns that address the needs of the nontraditional student (parenting, time management, acculturative stress, returning to school, etc.).

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Apply the science of psychology to everyday life!

From adjusting to college life and deciding on a career to coping with negative emotions and relieving stress––Nevid and Rathus’s Psychology and the Challenges of Life, 9/e reports on relevant psychological theory and current research, and shows you how to apply this information to your daily life. Now thoroughly updated, this Ninth Edition features references to the latest scientific findings, integrated coverage of human diversity, new and revised pedagogical features, and more.

Use psychological knowledge to enrich your lifeAdjustment in the New Millennium features address contemporary issues, such as cyberdating and talking to children about terrorism. Try This Out features and Adjustment and Modern Life modules show how to use what you’ve learned in your own life.

Organize your study time:  This edition features a new modular format designed to fit your busy lifestyle.  Chapters are organized in manageable study units called modules that allow you to focus your study efforts on one unit at a time rather than tackling a whole chapter.

Improve your grade:  The authors incorporate the SQ4R study method (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Recite, and Review), which helps you master the subject matter and take an active role in the learning process.

Get to know yourself better:  With 30 self-assessment exercises, you can gauge your level of stress, determine whether you fit the Type A or Type B behavior pattern, find out if irrational beliefs are affecting your adjustment, and much more.

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