HBD4725

Psychology of Adjustment

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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.

 

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