PSY 3380: Psychology of Adjustment


Examines human adjustments to life events and the changing requirements of the environment. Some of the topics covered in this class include self-understanding, stress coping techniques, and different stages of life. Classic and contemporary theories and research are discussed.


  1. Illustrate concepts related to self-direction.
  2. Explain the self-concept.
  3. Apply sound principles of decision making to real-life situations.
  4. Express the importance of goals in personal motivation.
  5. Investigate the impact of goal setting on mental health.
  6. Chart factors that affect relationships.
  7. Research stress-prevention methods.
  8. Simulate therapeutic interventions utilized with individuals facing difficulty adjusting to normal daily stressors.


  1. PSY 1010


Psychology of adjustment: The search for meaningful balance

Publisher: SAGE (2017)
Author: Moritsugu, J., Vera, E. M., Jacobs, J. H., & Kennedy, M.
ISBN: 9781483319285
Price: $93.60

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