Psychology of AdjustmentBack to Course Guide
The course presents the ways in which psychological principles apply to effective personal adjustment and development. Topics include emotional response theories, coping skills, self-esteem, depression, stress factors, and psychotherapeutic intervention.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Defining adjustment and discussing its implications.
- Describing how competence and flexibility relate to intellectual adjustment.
- Identifying the nature of emotional response and emotional paradox as they relate to emotional adjustment.
- Describing the emotional response theories of selected theorists.
- Discussing adjustment to stressful situations.
- Identifying coping skills in stressful situations.
- Discussing ineffective adjustment patterns.
- Discussing the implications of psychotherapeutic intervention for optimum personal adjustment.
- Identifying personal stressors that may have an impact on the process of adjustment.
- Discussing the maintenance of interpersonal security, self-esteem, and the assimilation of the data of experience as functions of the self.
- Contrasting constructive and destructive fight styles.
- Discussing depression as it relates to personal adjustment.
- Describing how ineffective adjustment patterns affect the individual and the family.
- Applying Constructive Coping Model to personal stressful circumstances.
- Describing the correlation of habit, lifestyle, and health to personal adjustment.
- Applying the principles of Positive Psychology.
- Comparing and contrasting male versus female role expectations and communication styles.