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Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment - 9th edition

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment - 9th edition

ISBN13: 9780757507861

ISBN10: 0757507867

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment by Velma Walker - ISBN 9780757507861
Edition: 9TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.
International: No
Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment by Velma Walker - ISBN 9780757507861

ISBN13: 9780757507861

ISBN10: 0757507867

Edition: 9TH 04

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Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment, ninth edition, will give your students the opportunity to become active learners in the process of learning about human relations and personal adjustment. Learning should be a 'hands on' experience. The authors have carefully designed this new edition to help your students explore, experiment, test, and apply the theories and ideas within the world of human relations and personal adjustment.

This text/workbook allows learners to:

  • think critically
  • work through problems logically
  • make connections with the real world
  • ...thus becoming active learners.

The more your students become actively involved with the subject matter of human relations and personal adjustment, the more they will learn. This new edition will give your students many new opportunities to get actively involved in learning about themselves and others. Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment was written for a practical course: one that teaches students to deal with issues in everyday living and provides a catalyst for personal growth. Active, open, and personal participation leads to greater self-awareness, enhanced relationships with others, and increased control over choosing direction for one's life.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Getting Acquainted with Ourselves and Others
The Johari Window
What Should a Relationship Provide?
The Fear of Getting Acquainted-Shyness
Perceptual Awareness
People Perception
Can I Change My Image?
Developing New Relationships
Chapter Review

'Self-Image' Development
Significant Others
Personality Development
Adler's Individual Psychology Theory
Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development
Stages of Adult Development
Trait Theory
Carl Rogers: Self-Theory
Viktor Frankl: Search for Meaning
Virginia Satir: Self-Worth
How Do Our Thoughts and Our Environment Relate to the Development of Our Personality?
How Did I Get to Be the Person I Am Today?
Cognitive and Social-Learning Theories
The Self
Find Your Real Self
How We Get Our Self-Image from Others
Individualism vs. Collectivism
The Real Journey
Chapter Review

Who's in Control?
Self-Control or External Control
Are You an Internal or External?
Perceived Control or Lack of Control
Who's in Control?
Two Explanatory Styles
Social Learning Theory
How Does Learning Theory Influence Your Life?
What Gets Your Attention?
Learning Theory
Classical Conditioning
Why Do I Hate Peas? - Student Story
We Learn from Our Experience
What Are the Consequences?
What Kind of Reinforcement Do You Use?
Self-Control in Everyday Living
A Self-Change Program
Just Do It!
Chapter Review

Dealing with Emotions
What Are Emotions?
Characteristics of Emotions
Types of Emotions
Living with Problem Emotions
Development of Emotions
Emotional Intelligence
The Costs of Denying Emotions
Getting Out of Emotional Debt
Guidelines for Dealing with Your Emotions
Understanding Culture and Emotion
Benefits of Expressing Your Feelings
Forgiveness-The Healing Process
Chapter Review

Interpersonal Communication
Why Do We Need to Communicate?
Why Is Communication Difficult?
What Is Involved in the Communication Process?
One- and Two-Way Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Verbal Communication
Gender and Communication
Listening (What Did You Say?)
Barriers to Listening
Styles of Responding
Active Listening-Empathetic Listening
Which Style of Responding Do You Use?
Person-to-Person Communication
Chapter Review

Developing Close Relationships
The Development of a Relationship
Becoming Friends
Dating and Mating
Becoming Lovers
Becoming Committed
Marital Adjustment
Marital Conflict
Communication Problems
Family Violence
What's the Green-Eyed Monster?
Growing Apart
Chapter Review

Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
What Is Conflict?
What Causes Conflict?
The Realities of Conflict
Positive Effects of Conflict
Negative Effects of Conflict
What Is Involved in a Conflict Situation?
The Dimensions of Conflict
The Emotions (Feelings) Have Priority
Dealing with the Emotional Dimension
What Is Your Style of Conflict Management?
Behavior Styles
The Styles in Action
Learning to Be Assertive
Suggestions for Delivering an Assertive 'I' Message
How to Say No without Feeling Guilty
Gender and Conflict Management
Culture and Conflict Management
Methods of Conflict Resolution
Steps for Win-Win Conflict Resolution
When Conflicts Cannot Be Resolved
Chapter Review

Managing Stress and Wellness
What Is Stress?
Types of Stress
Causes of Stress
The Effects of Stress
Physical Effects of Stress
Behavioral Effects of Stress
Personality Types
Negative and Defensive Coping
Gender, Culture, and Stress
What Affects the Way Individuals Cope with Stress?
Dealing with Stressful Thoughts and Feelings
The Power of Self-Talk
What Is the Difference in Irrational and Rational Beliefs-Self-Talk?
Characteristics of Irrational and Rational Self-Talk
Disputing Irrational Beliefs
20 Tips for Managing Stress
The Relaxation Response
Chapter Review

Meaning and Values
What Are Values?
Types of Values
How Do Values Develop?
The Influence of Other Factors
What Are My Values?
Classifying Your Personal Values
Clarifying Your Personal Values
Value Indicators
Values Testing through Goal Setting
We Learn to Value what We Suffer for
Living with Your Values
The Importance of Meaning and Purpose
Chapter Review

Where Do I Want to Go with My Life?
Learning to Take Risks
What Motivates You?
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Plan Your Life Like You Would a Vacation
Setting Your Goals: What Do You Want?
Contributors to Success
The Time in Your Life
Culture and the Organization of Time
Creating Harmony in Your Life
Effective Life Planning: It's All Up to You!
Happiness and Well-Being
Myths and Truths about Happiness
Who Is Happiest?
Ways to Be Happy
Chapter Review