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Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century
Filled with comprehensive, balanced coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this text shows you how psychology helps you understand yourself and the world, and uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities you have in your life and your future career. While professors cite this bestselling book ...more
Hardcover, 648 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published 2002)
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This was one of my favorite textbooks to date. The format was simple and it helped me to understand concepts and theorists that I had previously learned about in other classes by breaking it down in more elementary way. The contents were just as extensive as any other class but the way they were presented was spot on for me. I used this text as a go to for several of my other classes when trying to apply theory to case studies. I read the entire thing, cover to cover, which is not a commonly eas ...more
Excellent text; my psychology professor used this text in a class called "Psychology of Personal Growth" and it was well-suited to the class. I had some personal issues with the one-sidedness of the chapter on careers, but it also afforded a nice opportunity to discuss in class what I disagreed with.