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.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the historical, learning, and developmental aspects of money.
  • Explain how and why behavioral economics works.
  • Identify variables that influence individuals’ choices about buying and saving.
  • Summarize scientific findings about money and happiness.

She was an attractive woman. Her accomplishments were known. When they met, she was the wittiest conversationalist, with a low “smoky” laugh. The back-and-forth was not only funny but intelligent and—what was best—sensitive. Explaining her point of view, she had thought of most matters yet was open to hearing others’ perspectives. When she talked, she listened as much as she spoke. And the sense was that there was a mutual attraction. So asking her out seemed the natural thing to do. Knowing she liked the theater, a neighborhood play was proposed. Between dinner ...

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