Contemporary psychology and effective behavior. 4th ed.

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(5), 439. Reviews the book, Contemporary psychology and effective behavior. 4th ed by James C. Coleman (see record 1980-51430-000). This text devotes 16 chapters to the psychology of human adjustment, covering everything from values to the decline of the puritan work ethic. Each chapter includes a topical outline, occasional inserts called “Insight,” and a balanced selection of illustrations ranging from adequate to excellent, and concludes with a “Summary and a Look Ahead.” The newest edition emphasizes the current literature and findings, but anchors these effectively in the theory and perspectives of the discipline. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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