This text gives a general introduction to the subject but in a way that demonstrates its applicability to their work and to everyday life, whilst remaining academically grounded. It demonstrates how psychology can make a practical difference in the 'real world'. Topics covered include emotions, motivation, social life and the lifespan.* Basic, up-to-date introduction to psychological concepts* Practical exercises and techniques* Scene setting examples from real life
About the author. Preface. 1. Psychology in life. 2. Emotional liferecognising feelings and emotions. 3. Emotional life: regulating emotions. 4. Motivational life: hunger, thirst and sex. 5. Motivational life: from sensation-seeking to self-actualisation. 6. Social life: forming and maintaining relationships. 7. Social life: communicating one to one. 8. Social life: communicating in groups. 9. Social life: leadership. 10. Inner life: personality. 11. Inner life: the self. 12. Intellectual life: learning. 13. Intellectual life: memory and thinking. 14. The lifespan: bringing up children. 15. The lifespan: growing older. 16. When things go wrong with life. 17. A healthy life: self-help. 18. A healthy life: therapeutic help. 19. Life in general. References. Index.