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This textbook examines major theories of personality as they apply to an understanding of our past, present and future selves. Unlike traditional personality textbooks that merely present a succession of different theories, this student-centred volume examines how theories of personality have a bearing on questions that are relevant across the lifespan. A question-and-answer format invites students to approach personality psychology with an active attitude of critical inquiry in their search for objective knowledge and self-discovery. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to evaluate each theory in terms of how much it contributes to an understanding of their own personalities and lives. An instructor's manual is ava

Stress and Coping: What is Stress? How Can I Cope with it?
Stress and coping: What is stress? How can I cope with it?

Life is stressful. So might the first universal truth of Buddhism be applied to contemporary life.1 Stress is as much a part of living as breathing. Too much stress can result in ulcers, heart disease, and other life-threatening illnesses. It is important to know how we can control the amount of stress in our lives and cope with those stresses that are unavoidable.

The father of stress research, Hans Selye, focused on the physiological effects of stressors. A stressor is any factor that results in stress—rushing to meet a deadline, striving to win a race, or experiencing simultaneous demands from coworkers, family, and ...

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