Psychology of Adjustment

#1. You are now aware that psychology is a science, committed to the empirical study of behavior. Do you think it?s possible to apply this scientific approach to the study of unconscious desires and urges, as postulated by Freud?s theory of personality?

#2. Explain the concept of self-fulfilling prophecies. What are everyday examples of the self-fulfilling prophecy at work? For instance, if you expect rude service from a cashier versus expecting friendliness? If you expect a blind date to be boring versus fun?

#3. What do you think are the main factors in our society that have caused high divorce rates? Do you foresee a time in the near future when virtually no couples will remain married to each other throughout their lives?

#4. Which of the main approaches to insight therapy (psychoanalysis, client-centered, and group therapy) do you think is the most reasonable way to deal with psychological problems? Why?

Text Book: Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century
Wayne Weiten, Dana S. Dunn, and Elizabeth Yost Hammer, 2018
Cengage Learning

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