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I Never Knew I Had a Choice With Infotrac: Explorations in Personal Growth

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780534347901

ISBN10:
0534347908
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

Thousands of readers have been touched by past editions of this warm, frank, and personal book focused on personal growth. This book is designed to help students expand their self-awareness as they explore the significant choices available to them in the various dimensions of life. As students work through the 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 begin to explore themselves, their lives, and their beliefs and attitudes in a way that is personally empowering.

Table of Contents

Invitation to Personal Learning and Growth
3(40)
Where Am I Now?
3(1)
Choice and Change
4(4)
A Model for Personal Growth
8(11)
Are you an Active Learner?
19(2)
Multiple Intelligences and Multiple Learning Styles
21(7)
Getting the Most From this Book: Suggestions for Personal Learning
28(3)
Summary
31(1)
Where Can I Go from Here?
32(3)
The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences
35(5)
Resources for Future Study
40(3)
Reviewing Your Childhood and Adolescence
43(30)
Where Am I Now?
43(1)
Stages of Personality Development: A Preview
44(6)
Infancy
50(3)
Early Childhood
53(4)
Impact of the First 6 Years of Life
57(2)
Middle Childhood
59(6)
Pubescence
65(1)
Adolescence
66(3)
Summary
69(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
70(1)
Resources for Future Study
70(3)
Adulthood and Autonomy
73(44)
Where Am I Now?
73(1)
The Struggle Toward Autonomy and Interdependence
74(16)
Stages of Adulthood
90(1)
Early Adulthood
91(6)
Middle Adulthood
97(5)
Late Middle Age
102(2)
Late Adulthood
104(7)
Summary
111(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
112(1)
Resources for Future Study
113(4)
Your Body and Wellness
117(34)
Where Am I Now?
117(2)
Wellness and Life Choices
119(7)
Maintaining Sound Health Practices
126(9)
Your Bodily Identity
135(11)
Summary
146(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
147(1)
Resources for Future Study
147(4)
Managing Stress
151(36)
Where Am I Now?
151(2)
Sources of Stress
153(3)
Effects of Stress
156(5)
Destructive Reactions to Stress
161(3)
Constructive Responses to Stress
164(4)
Time Management
168(2)
Money Management
170(1)
Meditation
171(3)
Mindfulness
174(1)
Deep Relaxation
175(2)
Yoga
177(1)
Therapeutic Massage
178(3)
Summary
181(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
181(2)
Resources for Future Study
183(4)
Love
187(26)
Where Am I Now?
187(2)
Love Makes a Difference
189(1)
Barriers to Loving and Being Loved
190(10)
Is it Worth It to Love?
200(2)
Learning to Love and Appreciate Ourselves
202(1)
Inauthentic and Authentic Love
203(6)
Summary
209(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
209(1)
Resources for Future Study
210(3)
Relationships
213(40)
Where Am I Now?
213(1)
Types of Intimacy
214(4)
Meaningful Relationships: A Personal View
218(6)
Anger and Conflict in Relationships
224(6)
Dealing With Communication Blocks
230(5)
Gay and Lesbian Relationships
235(6)
Separation and Divorce
241(6)
Summary
247(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
248(2)
Resources for Future Study
250(3)
Becoming the Woman or Man You Want To Be
253(30)
Where Am I Now?
253(1)
Male Roles
254(10)
Female Roles
264(11)
Alternatives to Rigid Gender-Role Expectations
275(3)
Summary
278(1)
Where Can I Go from Here?
279(1)
Resources for Future Study
280(3)
Sexuality
283(40)
Where Am I Now?
283(1)
Misconceptions About Sexuality
284(1)
Developing Your Own Sexual Values
285(3)
Learning to Talk Openly About Sexual Issues
288(2)
Sex and Guilt
290(3)
Learning to Enjoy Sensuality and Sexuality
293(3)
Sex and Intimacy
296(3)
AIDS: A Contemporary Crisis
299(8)
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
307(2)
Sexual Abuse and Harassment
309(8)
Summary
317(2)
Where Can I Go From Here?
319(1)
Resources for Future Study
319(4)
Work and Recreation
323(40)
Where Am I Now?
323(2)
Your College Education as your Work
325(3)
Choosing an Occupation or Career
328(10)
The Process of Deciding on a Career
338(4)
Choices at Work
342(4)
Changing Careers in Midlife
346(1)
Retirement
347(3)
The Place of Work and Recreation in Your Life
350(5)
Summary
355(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
356(3)
Resources for Future Study
359(4)
Loneliness and Solitude
363(26)
Where Am I Now?
363(1)
The Value of Loneliness and Solitude
364(2)
Learning to Confront the Fear of Loneliness
366(3)
Creating Our Own Loneliness Through Shyness
369(4)
Loneliness and Our Life Stages
373(11)
Summary
384(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
385(1)
Resources for Future Study
386(3)
Death and Loss
389(34)
Where Am I Now?
389(2)
Our Fears of Death
391(2)
Death and the Meaning of Life
393(4)
Suicide: Ultimate Choice or Ultimate Cop-Out?
397(3)
Freedom in Dying
400(3)
The Stages of Death and Loss
403(6)
Grieving Over Death, Separation, and Other Losses
409(4)
Being ``Dead'' Psychologically and Socially
413(5)
How Well Are You Living Life?
418(1)
Summary
418(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
419(1)
Resources for Future Study
420(3)
Meaning and Values
423(28)
Where Am I Now?
423(1)
Our Quest for Identity
424(3)
Our Search for Meaning and Purpose
427(2)
The Foundations of Meaning
429(6)
Our Values in Action
435(3)
Embracing Diversity
438(4)
The Quick Discrimination Index
442(3)
Summary
445(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
445(3)
Resources for Future Study
448(3)
Pathways to Personal Growth
451(13)
Where Am I Now?
451(1)
Pathways for Continued Self-Exploration
452(2)
Counseling as a Path to Self-Understanding
454(2)
Dreams as a Path to Self-Understanding
456(4)
Concluding Comments
460(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
461(1)
Resources for Future Study
462(2)
References and Suggested Readings 464(7)
Index 471(5)
Photo Credits 476


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