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.

Adjustment : A Life Process

Adjustment : A Life Process
Adjustment: A Life Process
Learning Objectives
  • Explain what adjustment means in psychology and how it is determined in individuals.
  • Identify the different types of internal and external change that humans experience.
  • Describe various ways that individuals perceive change.
  • Discuss the two traditions in psychology that influence the study of adjustment.
  • Summarize the approach of each of the two parts of this text.

Mark had been looking forward to college for a long time. He remembered sitting in elementary school classes and hearing of the great things that awaited him in college. This was reinforced in high school. While most of his friends were not interested in more education, more time away from making money, more reading and writing and studying, Mark had that desire for ...

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