RETURN TO SEARCH RESULTS

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook For Human Relations and Personal Adjustment

Author(s): Katie Barwick-Snell, Velma Walker

Edition: 13

Copyright: 2017

CHOOSE YOUR FORMATHelp Me Choose

Details: eBook w/KHPContent and KHQ | 180 days |

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment assists the reader in the process of becoming more aware of themselves and others through the most interactive learning process found in any textbook.

Becoming Aware helps students explore, experiment, test, and apply the scholarly theories and ideas within the world of human relations and personal adjustment. This text/workbook encourages the learner to think critically, work through problems logically, and make connections with the real world – becoming an active learner!

Designed to be a personal workbook as well as a classroom text, Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment by Katie Barwick-Snell and Velma Walker:

  • Is Interactive!  The publication integrates a minimum of five activities per chapter for the reader to pause and reflect on the personal application of the concepts and theories presented.
  • Is Practical!  The publication contains a Learning Journal within each chapter that allows the reader to write and assess the personal value or meaning gained from the concepts presented.
  • Emphasizes critical thinking skills by using Think about This, Check This Out, Consider This, and How To vignettes to highlight many of the important concepts and ideas.
  • Features new coverage of tolerance, acceptance, appreciation of differences, tips for happiness, and much more.
  • Is easy to adopt!  All adopting instructors will receive an engaging new PowerPoint presentation that enhances discussion and encourages critical thinking skills.

Chapter One Getting Acquainted with Ourselves and Others 
What is Human Relations?
Self-Disclosure 
    Do You Know Yourself? 
Do You Need to Disclose?
The Johari Window 
Relationship Building
Five Dominant Patterns of Relationships
Loneliness 
What Should a Relationship Provide? 
    Mutual Reward Theory (MRT) 
The Fear of Getting Acquainted—Shyness 
Perceptual Awareness 
People Perception 
Tolerance, Acceptance, and Appreciation of Differences
Can I Change My Image? 
Developing New Relationships 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Two Self-Awareness 
“Self-Image” Development 
Significant Others 
Personality Development 
Adler’s Individual Psychology Theory 
Erikson’s Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development 
Trait Theory
Personality Types 
Strengths-Based Psychology 
Carl Rogers: Self-Theory—Humanistic Approach 
Viktor Frankl: Search for Meaning 
Virginia Satir: Self-Worth 
How Do Our Thoughts and Our Environment Relate to the Development of Our Personality? 
How Did I Get to Be the Person I Am Today? 
Cognitive and Social Learning Theories 
The Self 
Find Your Real Self 
Self-Esteem 
Individualism vs. Collectivism 
The Real Journey 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Three Who’s in Control? 
Self-Control or External Control 
Are You an Internal or External? 
Perceived Control or Lack of Control 
Outcome 
Who’s in Control? 
Two Explanatory Styles 
Social Learning Theory 
    How Does Learning Theory Influence Your Life? 
What Gets Your Attention? 
Learning Theory 
What are the Consequences? Self-Control in Everyday Living 
A Self-Change Program 
Just Do It! 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Four Dealing with Emotions 
What Are Emotions? 
Characteristics of Emotions 
Types of Emotions 
Living with Problem Emotions 
Fear 
Anxiety 
Anger 
Guilt and Shame 
Grief and Bereavement 
Love 
Development of Emotions 
Emotional Intelligence 
The Costs of Denying Emotions 
Getting Out of Emotional Debt 
Guidelines for Dealing with Your Emotions 
Understanding Culture and Emotion 
Benefits of Expressing Your Feelings 
Forgiveness—The Healing Process 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Five Interpersonal Communication 
Why Do We Need to Communicate? 
Why Is Communication Difficult? 
What Is Involved in the Communication Process? 
One- and Two-Way Communication 
Nonverbal Communication 
    Conscious Nonverbal Communication
    Subliminal Nonverbal Communications
Verbal Communication 
Technology and Communication 
Gender and Communication 
Listening (What Did You Say?) 
Barriers to Listening 
Styles of Responding 
Active Listening—Empathetic Listening 
Which Style of Responding Do You Use? 
Person-to-Person Communication 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES 
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Six Developing Close Relationships 
The Development of a Relationship 
Becoming Friends 
Dating and Mate Selection 
Becoming Lovers 
Becoming Committed 
Is Love a Feeling or a Decision?
Marital Adjustment 
Marital Conflict 
Communication Problems 
Family and Domestic Violence 
Codependence 
What’s the Green-Eyed Monster? 
Growing Apart 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITY 
VIDEOS
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Seven Resolving Interpersonal Conflict 
What Is Conflict? 
What Causes Conflict? 
The Realities of Conflict 
Positive Effects of Conflict 
Negative Effects of Conflict 
What Is Your Style of Conflict Management? 
Behavior Styles 
Passive/Nonassertive Style of Conflict Resolution 
Aggressive Style of Conflict Resolution 
Assertive Style of Conflict Resolution 
The Styles in Action 
Learning to Be Assertive 
Suggestions for Delivering an Assertive “I” Message 
How to Say No without Feeling Guilty 
Gender and Conflict Management 
Culture and Conflict Management 
Mastering Interpersonal Conflict 
Steps for Win-Win Conflict Resolution 
When Conflicts Cannot Be Resolved 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES 
ACTIVITIES 
VIDEOS

Chapter Eight Managing Stress and Wellness 
What Is Stress? 
Types of Stress 
Causes of Stress 
The Effects of Stress 
Physical Effects of Stress 
Behavioral Effects of Stress 
Personality Types 
PTSD, Negative, and Defensive Coping 
Gender, Culture, and Stress 
What Affects the Way Individuals Cope with Stress? 
Dealing with Stressful Thoughts and Feelings 
The Power of Self-Talk 
What Is the Difference in Irrational and Rational Beliefs—Self-Talk? 
Characteristics of Irrational and Rational Self-Talk 
Disputing Irrational Beliefs 
Tips for Managing Stress 
Play
The Relaxation Response 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
VIDEOS
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Nine Values, Ethics, and Choices 
What Are Values? 
Types of Value Systems 
How Do Values Develop? 
The Influence of Other Factors 
What Are My Values? 
Clarifying Your Personal Values 
Value Indicators 
We Learn to Value What We Suffer For 
Making Ethical Choices 
The Importance of Meaning and Purpose 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
VIDEOS
ACTIVITIES 

Chapter Ten Life Planning 
Learning to Take Risks 
What Motivates You? 
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 
Plan Your Life Like You Would a Vacation 
What Is a Goal?
Setting Your Goals: What Do You Want? 
Contributors to Success 
The Time in Your Life 
Culture and the Organization of Time 
Creating Harmony in Your Life 
Effective Life Planning: It’s All Up to You! 
Happiness and Well-Being 
Myths and Truths about Happiness 
Who Is Happiest? 
Ways to Be Happy 
Breathe Easy 
CHAPTER REVIEW 
TEST REVIEW QUESTIONS 
KEY TERMS 
REFLECTIONS: CRITICAL THINKING 
WEB RESOURCES AND WEB ACTIVITIES 
VIDEOS
ACTIVITIES 

References 

Glossary 

Index 

Katie Barwick-Snell

Dr. Katie Barwick-Snell has been a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, since the early 1990’s. She is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate students in Human Relations, Women and Gender Studies, and in the College of Liberal Studies. She helped develop and implement the undergraduate Human Relations program and was the first academic advisor of the popular undergraduate major in Human Relations. She has won numerous advising and teaching awards. Her B.S. is in Home Economics from Mississippi State University, her M.S. in Human Development from the University of Oklahoma, and her Ed.D. in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. She was on faculty in the former Home Economics Department at USAO in Chickasha, Oklahoma and the former School of Home Economics at the University of Oklahoma.  She was also cook on an archeology dig in Syria in the late 1980’s and has lived in Australia and Scotland.

She is a long-time volunteer for Norman’s Center for Children and Families, the Women’s Resource Center Board of Directors, and most recently a community volunteer with Parents Helping Parents, an organization for parents of substance abuse, to offer hope and help to other parents. She has recently become a “parent coach” for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids drugfree.org/helpline. She is married and has two fantastic grown children, a wonderful son in law, three delightful “other daughters,” and three geriatric dogs.

Velma Walker

 Dr. Velma Walker is a Professor Emeritus of psychology at Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus in Hurst, Texas. Although she has specialized in human relations courses for 39 years at the college level, she has also been a counselor and coordinator of student job placement and career information. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/education, a master’s degree in counseling and psychology, and a doctor of education degree, with emphasis in counseling, psychology, and administration. Dr. Walker is also a certified mediator for conflict resolution.

Dr. Walker has given human relations training seminars in the areas of communication, motivation, stress management, time management, and personality lifestyles for educators and business and professional groups for over 36 years. She has also served as a teacher consultant for the Educational Division of the Zig Ziglar Corporation. Dr. Walker is a multiple year honoree in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment is an excellent resource and I appreciate the research and work it encompasses.
Gordon Fultz, Chemeketa Community College

I highly recommend Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment. The topics covered and the exercises in it provide thought-provoking and engaging material for both the instructor and the students.
Ann Elliott, Gaston College

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment applies psychological knowledge and concepts in a way that is accessible for all students. The book enables students to increase the effectiveness of their relationships and self awareness while learning the foundations of psychological principles. It balances theory, understanding, and application at a level useful to both young adults and returning learners. Chapters and exercises are organized well and the publisher's supporting materials are useful to instructors.
Amy L. Gilliland, Madison College

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment is a wonderful tool especially in working with non-traditional students who often have been so busy living life that they have not taken the opportunity to sit down and discover themselves. Becoming Aware provides an interactive tool to help the adult learner explore and identify what is important to them. It is not unusual for students to express that they thought they knew themselves but with the books assistance they were able to discover the stranger behind the face. We use the book in several of our courses and recommend students keep the text and referrer back to it through their program of study with us.
Dawn R. Green, Central Texas College

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment includes fantastic exercises for each chapter that help students master the content. I have not found another text that emphasizes the actual application of the theory and content as effectively as the Walker text.
Lee Kooler, Yosemite Community College

Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment doesn't bog the reader down in theory. It presents various theorists points of view, but emphasizes putting knowledge into practice. I really love the idea of the exercises at the end of every chapter. I'm always discovering new ways to use these in the teaching process.
Bishop T. Scott, College of Alameda

Related ISBN's: 9781792400636, 9781792400001

Ebook Package

$63.00

QTY:

ISBN 9781792400636

Details eBook w/KHPContent and KHQ 180 days