Using today's most relevant theory and the latest research, this edition presents psychological theories and concepts within a culturally rich framework that invites you to discover, question, challenge and, ultimately, understand the association between culture and psychology. You explore pertinent topics, such as changing gender roles, sexuality, health, aggression, personality and mate selection, as you examine the differences and similarities among cultures in today's increasingly globalized world. Updated content and refined learning features help you gain a deeper, more complex understanding of the nature of culture and its connection to key psychological processes.
- COMPREHENSION CHECK QUESTIONS ENSURE STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING BEFORE MOVING AHEAD. These Comprehension Check Questions appear at the end of each major section throughout every chapter. Students can use these tools to test their own understanding of the reading.
- THE LATEST RESEARCH LITERATURE SUPPORTS EACH CHAPTER'S APPROACH. Comprehensive research literature and examples in each chapter support the overall messages of each area covered. Every chapter is revised to focus on the main message of each psychology domain. These areas of psychology are presented using updated research citations and references.
- VISUAL LEARNING TOOLS GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH READING AND STUDY. This edition uses carefully crafted margin callouts, clear tables and useful figures to reinforce what students are reading and to enhance comprehension.
- CROSS-REFERENCES INTEGRATE CHAPTERS AND HIGHLIGHT THE CONNECTION OF CONCEPTS. The authors have incorporated timely references to content found in other chapters in order to demonstrate the interrelationship of principles and concepts that students are studying.
- KEY TERMS ARE LISTED FOR QUICK REFERENCE AND DEFINED TO ENSURE UNDERSTANDING. Each chapter concludes with a list of key terms from that chapter for quick reference and review. In addition, this edition's glossary highlights all key terms with clear definitions to enhance students' understanding when reading.
- ALL LANGUAGE REFLECTS THE MOST CURRENT APA GUIDELINES FOR INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY. The authors have carefully reviewed and revised all content to ensure all material and language represents inclusion and diversity in a way that connects with readers and corresponds to the most current APA guidelines.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS AND RESOURCES.
1. Historical Development and Some Basic Issues.
2. Theories of Career Development.
3. Career Counseling Models.
4. Integrating Career and Personal Counseling.
5. Career Counseling Intake Interview.
6. Using Standardized Tests and Self-Assessment in Career Counseling.
7. The Impact of New Technology on Work, Career Development, and Learning Platforms.
8. On Being an Ethical Career Counselor.
Part II: CAREER COUNSELING FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS.
9. Career Counseling for Multicultural Groups.
10. Gender Issues and Dual Careers.
11. Career Counseling for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clients.
12. Career Counseling for individuals with Disabilities.
Part III: CAREER TRANSITIONS AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS.
13. Job Loss and Transitions.
14. Career Development and Transitions of Working Adults.
Part IV: CAREER COUNSELING IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS.
15. Career-Related Programs for Career Development in Elementary Schools.
16. Career- Related Programs for Career Development in Middle School.
17. Career-Related Programs for Career Development in High School and Beyond.