Social Problem Solving
Theory, Research, and Training
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Social Problem Solving by Edward C. Chang
Book DescriptionThroughout history, philosophers have argued that the capacity to solve problems successfully in the real world is a crucial component for one's well-being. Psychologists have since been looking to understand the nuances of problem solving specifically as it applies to the self-directed cognitive-behavioral process by which an individual, couple, or group attempts to identify or discover effective solutions for problems encountered in everyday living. From this researchers are developing training methods in which people can learn to solve problems effectively and positively thereby leading to generalized and durable behavior changes. In Social Problem Solving: Theory, Research, and Training, readers will find a nice balance of theory and research in social problem solving and well as practical methods and training approaches. Because of the widespread relevance of social problem solving, this book is not only for researchers and mental health practitioners, but also for students and other readers who would like to maximize their effectiveness and success in dealing with real and complex problems in everyday living.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591471479
(254mm x 184mm x 25mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edward C. Chang
Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians, Hardback (May 2012)
Leading experts provide a critical appraisal of existing research and theory as they relate to issues surrounding the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of major mental disorders among Asian adults.
Judgments Over Time, Hardback (March 2006)
This volume presents the two main ways of looking at judgments over time: looking at how people's thoughts about the future and the past affect their present states, and looking at the interplay over time among people's thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Virtue, Vice and Personality, Hardback (July 2003)» View all books by Edward C. Chang
In a resource that explores the rich diversity of personality as both a virtue and a vice, the editors argue that a more balanced perspective of personality may help prevent biased or unbalanced profiles and, in contrast, may help foster a genuine empathetic connection with clients and students.
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