I Never Knew I Had A Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth, 8th Edition / Edition 8

I Never Knew I Had A Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth, 8th Edition / Edition 8

by Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534607861

ISBN-13: 9780534607869

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Thousands of readers have used this honest and inspiring book to focus on their personal growth and effect personal change. Through their warm—yet thoroughly research-based—discussion of significant dimensions of life, the Coreys help students expand their awareness of the choices available to them. As students work through the text's self-inventories,

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Thousands of readers have used this honest and inspiring book to focus on their personal growth and effect personal change. Through their warm—yet thoroughly research-based—discussion of significant dimensions of life, the Coreys help students expand their awareness of the choices available to them. As students work through the text's self-inventories, exercises, and activities and read the first-person accounts of the choices real people have made in response to challenging life events, they will gain insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534607869
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
With InfoTrac
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Invitation to Personal Learning and Growth3
Where Am I Now?3
Choice and Change4
A Model for Personal Growth8
Are You an Active Learner?19
Multiple Intelligences and Multiple Learning Styles21
Getting the Most From This Book: Suggestions for Personal Learning28
Summary31
Where Can I Go From Here?32
The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences35
Resources for Future Study40
Chapter 2Reviewing Your Childhood and Adolescence43
Where Am I Now?43
Stages of Personality Development: A Preview44
Infancy50
Early Childhood53
Impact of the First 6 Years of Life57
Middle Childhood59
Pubescence65
Adolescence66
Summary69
Where Can I Go From Here?70
Resources for Future Study70
Chapter 3Adulthood and Autonomy73
Where Am I Now?73
The Struggle Toward Autonomy and Interdependence74
Stages of Adulthood90
Early Adulthood91
Middle Adulthood97
Late Middle Age102
Late Adulthood104
Summary111
Where Can I Go From Here?112
Resources for Future Study113
Chapter 4Your Body and Wellness117
Where Am I Now?117
Wellness and Life Choices119
Maintaining Sound Health Practices126
Your Bodily Identity135
Summary146
Where Can I Go From Here?147
Resources for Future Study147
Chapter 5Managing Stress151
Where Am I Now?151
Sources of Stress153
Effects of Stress156
Destructive Reactions to Stress161
Constructive Responses to Stress164
Time Management168
Money Management170
Meditation171
Mindfulness174
Deep Relaxation175
Yoga177
Therapeutic Massage178
Summary181
Where Can I Go From Here?181
Resources for Future Study183
Chapter 6Love187
Where Am I Now?187
Love Makes a Difference189
Barriers to Loving and Being Loved190
Is It Worth It to Love?200
Learning to Love and Appreciate Ourselves202
Inauthentic and Authentic Love203
Summary209
Where Can I Go From Here?209
Resources for Future Study210
Chapter 7Relationships213
Where Am I Now?213
Types of Intimacy214
Meaningful Relationships: A Personal View218
Anger and Conflict in Relationships224
Dealing With Communication Blocks230
Gay and Lesbian Relationships235
Separation and Divorce241
Summary247
Where Can I Go From Here?248
Resources for Future Study250
Chapter 8Becoming the Woman or Man You Want to be253
Where Am I Now?253
Male Roles254
Female Roles264
Alternatives to Rigid Gender-Role Expectations275
Summary278
Where Can I Go From Here?279
Resources for Future Study280
Chapter 9Sexuality283
Where Am I Now?283
Misconceptions About Sexuality284
Developing Your Own Sexual Values285
Learning to Talk Openly About Sexual Issues288
Sex and Guilt290
Learning to Enjoy Sensuality and Sexuality293
Sex and Intimacy296
AIDS: A Contemporary Crisis299
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases307
Sexual Abuse and Harassment309
Summary317
Where Can I Go From Here?319
Resources for Future Study319
Chapter 10Work and Recreation323
Where Am I Now?323
Your College Education as Your Work325
Choosing an Occupation or Career328
The Process of Deciding on a Career338
Choices at Work342
Changing Careers in Midlife346
Retirement347
The Place of Work and Recreation in Your Life350
Summary355
Where Can I Go From Here?356
Resources for Future Study359
Chapter 11Loneliness and Solitude363
Where Am I Now?363
The Value of Loneliness and Solitude364
Learning to Confront the Fear of Loneliness366
Creating Our Own Loneliness Through Shyness369
Loneliness and Our Life Stages373
Summary384
Where Can I Go From Here?385
Resources for Future Study386
Chapter 12Death and Loss389
Where Am I Now?389
Our Fears of Death391
Death and the Meaning of Life393
Suicide: Ultimate Choice or Ultimate Cop-Out?397
Freedom in Dying400
The Stages of Death and Loss403
Grieving Over Death, Separation, and Other Losses409
Being "Dead" Psychologically and Socially413
How Well Are You Living Life?418
Summary418
Where Can I Go From Here?419
Resources for Future Study420
Chapter 13Meaning and Values423
Where Am I Now?423
Our Quest for Identity424
Our Search for Meaning and Purpose427
The Foundations of Meaning429
Our Values in Action435
Embracing Diversity438
The Quick Discrimination Index442
Summary445
Where Can I Go From Here?445
Resources for Future Study448
Chapter 14Pathways to Personal Growth451
Where Am I Now?451
Pathways for Continued Self-Exploration452
Counseling as a Path to Self-Understanding454
Dreams as a Path to Self-Understanding456
Concluding Comments460
Where Can I Go From Here?461
Resources for Future Study462
References and Suggested Readings464
Index471
Photo Credits476

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