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Human Relations: A Game Plan for Improving Personal Adjustment, 5th Edition

By Loren Ford, Judy A. Arter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 3, 2012

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A lively and engaging introduction to Human Relations


In this much-anticipated 5th edition, Loren Ford and Judith Arter present the fundamentals of human relations through interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies. This is a book that truly captivates students by engaging them in questions and exercises designed to stimulate active learning and critical thinking.


The 5th edition features new content, a substantial number of updated references, and pedagogical tools like Learning Objectives, Big Ideas, and Review questions. 


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Understand the foundational psychological concepts relevant to Human Relations
  • Apply the information learned in the course to one’s own personal situation
  • Clarify and express personal beliefs through self examination
  • Communicate better with others 

Table of Contents



Part I: Learning About Yourself


Chapter 1 Basic Principles and Communication

Chapter 2 Self-Awareness

Chapter 3 Personality and Comfort Zones

Chapter 4 Emotions and Stress Management


Part II: Learning About Interactions with Others


Chapter 5 Family Influences

Chapter 6 Social Influence and Group Behavior

Chapter 7 Developing Close Relationships

Chapter 8 Human Sexuality


Part III: Learning About Adjustment in Life


Chapter 9 Health, Wellness, and Coping Skills

Chapter 10 Lifespan Development and Transitions

Chapter 11 Positive Living and Life Satisfaction

Enhance your learning experience with text-specific study materials.

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780205940813

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Memory Keeper's Daughter

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