Human Relations: A Game Plan fo Improving Personal Adjustment / Edition 4

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Using group discussion, and reader activities, this interactive and user-friendly “workbook” teaches readers practical skills for dealing with everyday situations. It balances coverage of theoretical concepts and research with interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies, and applies theoretical concepts throughout. The author's counseling background and sense of humor in dealing with serious subjects encourages readers to try new behaviors in a safe environment. Students are given opportunities for practicing new skills in improving human relations. The volume addresses all aspects of human relations including laying the foundation, self awareness, dealing with emotions, family influences, developing close relationships and human sexuality, as well as coping skills, life changes and positive living. For individuals interested in improving human relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132275637
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/3/2006
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 10.57 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Loren Ford earned his master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Long Beach, in 1974 and did doctoral work in a clinical program during the 80s. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon and has a part-time private practice. Over the last 30 years, he has worked at several mental health facilities doing therapy with adolescents and families.

Since 1977, Loren has been on the faculty at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. He teaches a number of classes on personal development, including human relations, college success, lifespan human development, and introduction to counseling.

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Table of Contents

Part I Laying the Foundation

1 Reaching Out

2 Self-Awareness

3 Expanding Comfort Zones

Part II Building Together

4 Family Influences

5 Dealing with Emotions

6 Developing Close Relationships

7 Human Sexuality

Part III Meeting the World

8 Coping Skills

9 Life Changes

10 Positive Living



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