Psychology of Adjustment: An Applied Approach

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A practical, hands-on book that presents the principles and techniques of behavior self-management. It reinforces basic skills with the tools readers need to perform self-management on a behavior of their own they wish to change. Psychology of Adjustment: An Applied Approach delivers the fundamentals of personal behavior change through practical strategies readers need to change or control their own behavior. Provides practical, real-world examples within a step-by-step approach to personal problem management and follows that up with a useful, day-to-day guide to personal self-management techniques. A valuable book for any professional involved in helping others to affect a change in personal behavior, self-management, or self-control. Also useful in a high school course covering personal adjustment.

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The text takes a practical, hands-on approach to the subject of behavior self-management. It presents principles and techniques, then reinforces those basic skills with tools students will need to actually perform a self-management project to change a behavior of their own.

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This book incorporates practical knowledge of psychological and behavioral techniques that can be applied by students and young adults to help them solve problems they face or will face in everyday life. The basic approach is first to explain principles and techniques of self-management as applications, and then to encourage students to consider the psychological and behavioral procedures as they apply to their own personal experiences. In doing so, most chapters include the discussion of a topic, accompanied by real-life illustrations of how self-management procedures were developed and applied by students using the techniques presented in the text. Comments regarding the success or failure of their self-developed and executed programs further amplify students' reactions to the strengths and weaknesses of various self-management procedures. Students will appreciate the "user friendly" style of the book, which was inspired by the suggestions and comments of their peers. As a result, students will discover material in the book as it relates directly to them, and instructors will welcome both the clarity of presentation and the pragmatic coverage of topics. The wealth of practical information and knowledge is interesting both to students and instructors, as it provides a hands-on approach to the use of psychological and behavioral techniques. This book is an essential resource for developing skills of self-management for anyone to use in the real world.

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