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I Never Knew I Had A Choice With InfoTrac: Explorations In Personal Growth

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780534607869

ISBN10:
0534607861
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/29/2005
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface xii
Invitation to Personal Learning and Growth
2(38)
Where Am I Now?
3(1)
Choice and Change
4(3)
Models for Personal Growth
7(14)
Are You an Active Learner?
21(2)
Multiple Intelligences and Multiple Learning Styles
23(5)
Getting the Most From This Book: Suggestions for Personal Learning
28(3)
Summary
31(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
32(7)
Resources for Future Study
39(1)
Reviewing Your Childhood and Adolescence
40(30)
Where Am I Now?
41(1)
Stages of Personality Development: A Preview
42(3)
Infancy
45(5)
Early Childhood
50(3)
Impact of the First 6 Years of Life
53(3)
Middle Childhood
56(6)
Pubescence
62(1)
Adolescence
62(4)
Summary
66(2)
Where Can I Go From Here?
68(1)
Resources for Future Study
68(2)
Adulthood and Autonomy
70(42)
Where Am I Now?
71(2)
The Path Toward Autonomy and Interdependence
73(14)
Stages of Adulthood
87(2)
Early Adulthood
89(6)
Middle Adulthood
95(5)
Late Middle Age
100(2)
Late Adulthood
102(7)
Summary
109(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
110(1)
Resources for Future Study
110(2)
Your Body and Wellness
112(32)
Where Am I Now?
113(2)
Wellness and Life Choices
115(6)
Maintaining Sound Health Practices
121(8)
Your Bodily Identity
129(10)
Summary
139(2)
Where Can I Go From Here?
141(1)
Resources for Future Study
141(3)
Managing Stress
144(34)
Where Am I Now?
145(2)
Sources of Stress
147(3)
Effects of Stress
150(5)
Destructive Reactions to Stress
155(3)
Constructive Responses to Stress
158(4)
Time Management
162(2)
Money Management
164(1)
Meditation
165(1)
Mindfulness
166(2)
Deep Relaxation
168(2)
Yoga
170(1)
Therapeutic Massage
171(3)
Summary
174(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
174(1)
Resources for Future Study
175(3)
Love
178(24)
Where Am I Now?
179(2)
Love Makes a Difference
181(1)
Learning to Love and Appreciate Ourselves
182(2)
Authentic and Inauthentic Love
184(5)
Barriers to Loving and Being Loved
189(9)
Is It Worth It to Love?
198(1)
Summary
199(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
200(1)
Resources for Future Study
201(1)
Relationships
202(36)
Where Am I Now?
203(1)
Types of Intimacy
204(3)
Meaningful Relationships: A Personal View
207(6)
Anger and Conflict in Relationships
213(5)
Dealing with Communication Blocks
218(4)
Gay and Lesbian Relationships
222(6)
Separation and Divorce
228(6)
Summary
234(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
235(1)
Resources for Future Study
236(2)
Becoming the Woman or Man You Want to Be
238(34)
Where Am I Now?
239(1)
Male Roles
240(13)
Female Roles
253(12)
Alternatives to Rigid Gender-Role Expectations
265(3)
Summary
268(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
269(1)
Resources for Future Study
270(2)
Sexuality
272(40)
Where Am I Now?
273(1)
Learning to Talk Openly About Sexual Issues
274(2)
Developing Your Own Sexual Values
276(4)
Misconceptions About Sexuality
280(1)
Sex and Guilt
281(2)
Learning to Enjoy Sensuality and Sexuality
283(3)
Sex and Intimacy
286(2)
AIDS: A Contemporary Crisis
288(9)
Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
297(2)
Sexual Abuse and Harassment
299(8)
Summary
307(2)
Where Can I Go From Here?
309(1)
Resources for Future Study
309(3)
Work and Recreation
312(40)
Where Am I Now?
313(2)
Your College Education as Your Work
315(1)
Choosing an Occupation or Career
316(11)
The Process of Deciding on a Career
327(5)
Choices at Work
332(4)
Changing Careers in Midlife
336(2)
Retirement
338(3)
The Place of Work and Recreation in Your Life
341(5)
Summary
346(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
347(2)
Resources for Future Study
349(3)
Loneliness and Solitude
352(24)
Where Am I Now?
353(1)
The Value of Loneliness and Solitude
354(2)
Learning to Confront the Fear of Loneliness
356(3)
Creating Our Own Loneliness Through Shyness
359(4)
Loneliness and Our Life Stages
363(10)
Time Alone as a Source of Strength
373(1)
Summary
374(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
374(1)
Resources for Future Study
375(1)
Death and Loss
376(34)
Where Am I Now?
377(2)
Our Fears of Death
379(2)
Death and the Meaning of Life
381(3)
Suicide: Ultimate Choice, Ultimate Surrender, or Ultimate Tragedy?
384(4)
Freedom in Dying
388(3)
The Stages of Death and Loss
391(6)
Grieving Over Death, Separation, and Other Losses
397(5)
Being ``Dead'' Psychologically and Socially
402(4)
How Well Are You Living Life?
406(1)
Summary
407(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
408(1)
Resources for Future Study
408(2)
Meaning and Values
410(34)
Where Am I Now?
411(1)
Our Quest for Identity
412(3)
Our Search for Meaning and Purpose
415(3)
The Foundations of Meaning
418(3)
Religion/Spirituality and Meaning
421(4)
Our Values in Action
425(3)
Embracing Diversity
428(11)
Summary
439(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
440(2)
Resources for Future Study
442(2)
Pathways to Personal Growth
444(14)
Where Am I Now?
445(1)
Pathways for Continued Self-Exploration
446(3)
Counseling as a Path to Self-Understanding
449(3)
Dreams as a Path to Self-Understanding
452(3)
Concluding Comments
455(1)
Where Can I Go From Here?
455(1)
Resources for Future Study
456(2)
References and Suggested Readings 458(7)
Photo Credits 465(2)
Index 467


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