Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications / Edition 2

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This standard introduction to psychology and counseling offers an explanation of classic theory and a holistic Christian view of humanity and counseling. The book includes over one hundred "spotlights" (brief essays featuring persons, ideas, and applications relevant to Christian counseling), copious illustrations, a glossary explaining technical terms, and thorough indexes. The text, organized according to the way introductory counseling courses are taught, serves as a helpful reference tool of enduring value.

Subject areas include:
• personality
• classic psychological theory
• the biological basis of behavior
• emotions and motivation
• memory, cognition, self-concept
• child and adult development
• sensation and perception
• social psychology
• individual and family counseling
• psychology of religion
• abnormal psychology
• individual and group therapy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801039324
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 985,527
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul D. Meier, MD, is a psychiatrist and cofounder of Meier Clinics, a national chain of Christian counseling clinics. He previously taught at Dallas Theological Seminary. FFrank Minirth, MD (1946-2015) was president of the Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas, and an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. Frank B. Wichern (PhD, Emory University) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Texas and Colorado. Donald E. Ratcliff (PhD, University of Georgia) is coauthor of several books.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface fo the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Introduction to Psychology
2. The Biological Basis of Behavior
3. Sensation and Perception
4. Emotions
5. Motivation
6. Learning
7. Memory, Cognition, and Self-Esteem
8. Intelligence
9. Social Psychology
10. Child Development
11. Adolescent and Adult Development
12. Personality
13. The Psychology of Religion
14. Abnormal Psychology
15. Psychotherapy and Personal Counseling
16. Group and Family Counseling
Appendix: Self-Change Projects
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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