This text gives a general introduction to the subject but in a way that demonstrates its applicability to their work and to everyday life, whilst remaining academically grounded. It demonstrates how psychology can make a practical difference in the 'real world'. Topics covered include emotions, motivation, social life and the lifespan.* Basic, up-to-date introduction to psychological concepts* Practical exercises and techniques* Scene setting examples from real life
Kenneth Strongman is Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Arts, at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has published several books on emotion, emotional experience and its implications, including The Psychology of Emotion: From Everyday Life to Theory, now in its fifth edition. He has also published numerous papers, and written extensively at the popular level.
About the author. Preface. 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. References. Index.