Psychology of Adjustment: The Search for Meaningful Balance combines a student focus with state-of-the-art theory and research to help readers understand and adjust to life in a context of continuous change, challenge, and opportunity. Incorporating existential and third wave behavioral psychology perspectives, the authors emphasize the importance of meaning, mindfulness, and psychologically-informed awareness and skill. An inviting writing style, examples from broad ethnic, cultural, gender, and geographic areas, ample pedagogical support, and cutting-edge topical coverage make this a psychological adjustment text for the 21st century.

Mindfulness : A Path to Awareness
Mindfulness: A Path to Awareness
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the significance of mindfulness and meditation in the context of adjustment.
  • Summarize the historical development of mindfulness research and practice in psychology.
  • Identify key contributions of mindfulness-based practices to adjustment.
  • Identify ways to apply mindfulness-based practices to effect change.

Michael’s coach addressed the team on the benefits of mindfulness meditation. The coach was a student of sports psychology and used knowledge from psychological research to motivate and educate the players to improve their performance. Michael was uncertain how this activity could benefit him, let alone affect his performance on the field. He had read about meditation but never imagined that it could be relevant to his life. The coach provided an introduction to mindfulness meditation ...

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