In this fascinating book, Ken Strongman offers an up–to–date introduction to psychological concepts and provides an informative overview of the subject. Practical in its approach, this book describes the most interesting and useful aspects of psychology in an accessible way and provides the reader with questions and possibilities to think about and apply to everyday circumstances.
Key features include:
Examples from real life
Helpful chapter summaries
Practical exercises and discussion topics
Suggestions for further reading
Written in an engaging, easy–to–read style, Applying Psychology to Everyday Life relates academic concepts to real life situations and demonstrates how psychology can make a practical difference in the real world. It is essential reading for anyone studying psychology.
1. Psychology in life.
2. Emotional life: recognising feelings and emotions.
3. Emotional life: regulating emotions.
4. Motivational life: hunger, thirst and sex.
5. Motivational life: from sensation–seeking to self–actualisation.
6. Social life: forming and maintaining relationships.
7. Social life: communicating one to one.
8. Social life: communicating in groups.
9. Social life: leadership.
10. Inner life: personality.
11. Inner life: the self.
12. Intellectual life: learning.
13. Intellectual life: memory and thinking.
14. The lifespan: bringing up children.
15. The lifespan: growing older.
16. When things go wrong with life.
17. A healthy life: self–help.
18. A healthy life: therapeutic help.
19. Life in general.