Social Work Aswb Bachelors Practice Test Second Edition

Social Work Aswb Bachelors Practice Test  Second Edition Author Dawn Apgar
ISBN-10 0826147240
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 206
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Sample Question -- Answer -- Rationale -- Knowledge Area -- Recommendations for Using This Practice Test -- Share Social Work ASWB® Bachelors Practice Test: 170 Questions to Identify Knowledge Gaps, Second Edition -- 170-Question Diagnostic Practice Test -- Answer Key -- Answers With Analytic Rationales -- Evaluation of Results -- Appendix A: Content Areas, Competencies, and KSAs for the ASWB® Bachelors Examination -- Appendix B: Learning Styles -- Visual Learners -- Auditory Learners



Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide Second Edition

Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide  Second Edition Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826147196
Release 2017-12-15
Pages 488
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Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Advanced Generalist licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Advanced Generalist exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Advanced Generalist examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; intervention processes and techniques for use across systems; intervention processes and techniques for use with larger systems; and professional relationships, values, and ethics. Readers applaud the invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence. Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Identifies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Practice Test.



Social Work ASWB Masters Practice Test Second Edition

Social Work ASWB Masters Practice Test  Second Edition Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826147233
Release 2017-11-30
Pages 256
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Written by a highly-respected social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this full-length practice test with answers and rationales covers all the content areas of the updated 2018 ASWB® Masters exam. A valuable diagnostic tool to improve test success, the 170 questions mirror the exam in length, structure, and content. Reviewers applaud the book’s test-taking strategies for each question which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. In-depth rationales for correctly answering each question help readers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Additional test taking tips make this book an invaluable resource for those who want to pass the ASWB® Masters Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Masters Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Test-taking strategies for each question along with the detailed rationale for the correct answer help readers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Masters Exam Guide, 2e. The Social Work ASWB® Practice Test, 2e can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Social Work ASWB® Masters Exam Guide, 2e. Students applaud the invaluable tips for how to read and answer each question and assess one’s learning style which provide a powerful diagnostic tool and help foster exam confidence. The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. An evaluation of results helps readers identify the content areas and competencies that need further study.



Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide Second Edition

Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide  Second Edition Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826147141
Release 2017-10-20
Pages 384
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Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Written by a renowned social work educator, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Clinical licensure exam on the first attempt! Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Clinical licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Clinical exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Clinical Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Clinical examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; psychotherapy, clinical interventions, and case management; and professional values and ethics. Readers applaud the invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence. Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Clinical Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Identifies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Clinical Practice Test.



Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Practice Test

Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Practice Test Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826134356
Release 2017-12-30
Pages 144
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Written by a highly-respected social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this full-length practice test with answers and rationales covers all the content areas of the updated 2018 ASWB® Advanced Generalist exam. A valuable diagnostic tool to improve test success, the 170 questions mirror the exam in length, structure, and content. Reviewers applaud the book’s test-taking strategies for each question which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. In-depth rationales for correctly answering each question help readers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Additional test taking tips make this book an invaluable resource for those who want to pass the ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Test-taking strategies for each question along with the detailed rationale for the correct answer help readers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam Guide, Second Edition. Can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist Exam Guide, Second Edition. Students applaud the invaluable tips for how to read and answer each question and assess one’s learning style which provide a powerful diagnostic tool and help foster exam confidence. The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. An evaluation of results helps readers identify the content areas and competencies that need further study.



Social Work Aswb Masters Practice Test Second Edition

Social Work Aswb Masters Practice Test  Second Edition Author Dawn Apgar
ISBN-10 0826147224
Release 2017-11-15
Pages 246
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"Cover" -- "Title" -- "Copyright" -- "Contents" -- "Introduction" -- "Sample Question" -- "Answer" -- "Rationale" -- "Knowledge Area" -- "Recommendations for Using This Practice Test" -- "Share Social Work ASWB® Masters Practice Test: 170 Questions to Identify Knowledge Gaps, Second Edition" -- "170-Question Diagnostic Practice Test" -- "Answer Key" -- "Answers With Analytic Rationales" -- "Evaluation of Results" -- "Appendix A: Content Areas, Competencies, and KSAs for the ASWB® Masters Examination" -- "Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment(Content Area)" -- "Assessment and Intervention Planning (Content Area)" -- "Interventions With Clients/Client Systems (Content Area)" -- "Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics (Content Area)" -- "Appendix B: Learning Styles" -- "Visual Learners" -- "Auditory Learners



Social Work Treatment

Social Work Treatment Author Francis J. Turner
ISBN-10 9780190239596
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 648
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First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. A treasure trove of practice knowledge, the text equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps readers avoid the pitfalls of becoming overly identified with a narrow focus that limits their understanding of clients and their contexts. This sweeping overview of the field untangles the increasingly complex problems, ideologies, and value sets that define contemporary social work practice. The result is an essential A-to-Z reference that charts the full range of theoretical approaches available to social workers, regardless of their setting or specialty.



Social Work Aswb Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Social Work Aswb Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set Author Dawn Apgar
ISBN-10 0826172431
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 352
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Social Work Aswb Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social Work Aswb Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social Work Aswb Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set book for free.



The Reflective Practice Guide

The Reflective Practice Guide Author Barbara Bassot
ISBN-10 9781317666011
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 152
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The Reflective Practice Guide supports all students for whom the process of reflecting on developing knowledge and skills is crucial to successful professional practice. It offers an accessible introduction to a wide range of theories and models that can help you engage more effectively in critical reflection. Illustrated throughout with examples and case studies drawn from a range of interdisciplinary professional contexts, The Reflective Practice Guide offers models of practice that can be applied in a variety of settings. Reflective questions in each chapter help you apply ideas to your own professional context. Drawing on literature from a range of disciplines, key aspects of reflection explored include: Becoming more self-aware The role of writing in reflection Learning from experience Learning from positives and negatives Emotions and processing feelings Bringing assumptions to the surface Learning from feedback Reflecting in groups Managing change. The Reflective Practice Guide is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration for all students on education, nursing, social work and counselling courses, who want to think about practice at a deeper level, question approaches, challenge assumptions and gain greater self-awareness.



Association of Social Work Boards Masters Exam Secrets

Association of Social Work Boards Masters Exam Secrets Author Mometrix Media
ISBN-10 1609712218
Release 2010
Pages 153
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ASWB Masters Exam Secrets helps you ace the Association of Social Work Boards Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ASWB Masters Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ASWB Masters Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ASWB Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive ASWB Exam review including: ASWB Overview, Why is Licensing Needed?, How to Register, Registration, What to Expect, Scoring, Four Levels of Licensing Examinations, Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, Clinical, Category Example Questions, Bachelors Examination, Masters Examination, Advanced Generalist Examination, Clinical Examination, The Practice Analysis, Recall: Level One, Application: Level Two, Reasoning: Level Three, General Questions Concerning ASWB, Passing scores, Different Jurisdictions, Tests Administration, Exam Locations, Stages of Clinical Practice, Beginning Stage, Establishing Relationships, Contracting, Researching, Examination Content Outlines, How to Use the Outlines to Study, and much more...



101 Careers in Social Work Second Edition

101 Careers in Social Work  Second Edition Author Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826129062
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 314
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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education



Multicultural Social Work Practice

Multicultural Social Work Practice Author Derald Wing Sue
ISBN-10 9781118536100
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 552
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A thorough exploration of diversity and social justice within the field of social work Multicultural Social Work Practice: A Competency-Based Approach to Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd Edition has been aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Standards and incorporates the National Association of Social Workers Standards of Cultural Competence. New chapters focus on theoretical perspectives of critical race theory, microaggressions and changing societal attitudes, and evidence-based practice on research-supported approaches for understanding the influence of cultural differences on the social work practice. The second edition includes an expanded discussion of religion and spirituality and addresses emerging issues affecting diverse populations, such as women in the military. Additionally, Implications for Multicultural Social Work Practice' at the end of each chapter assist you in applying the information you have learned. Multicultural Social Work Practice, 2nd Edition provides access to important guidance regarding culturally sensitive social work practice, including the sociopolitical and social justice aspects of effective work in this field. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates new content and pedagogical features, including: Theoretical frameworks for multicultural social work practice Microaggressions in social work practice Evidence-based multicultural social work practice New chapter overviews, learning objectives, and reflection questions Multicultural Social Work Practice, 2nd Edition is an integral guide for students and aspiring social workers who want to engage in diversity and difference.



Knowledge for Social Change

Knowledge for Social Change Author Ira Harkavy
ISBN-10 9781439915196
Release 2017-07
Pages 210
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Employing history, social theory, and a detailed contemporary case study, Knowledge for Social Change argues for fundamentally reshaping research universities to function as democratic, civic, and community-engaged institutions dedicated to advancing learning and knowledge for social change. The authors focus on significant contributions to learning made by Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Seth Low, Jane Addams, William Rainey Harper, and John Dewey—as well as their own work at Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships—to help create and sustain democratically-engaged colleges and universities for the public good. Knowledge for Social Change highlights university-assisted community schools to effect a thoroughgoing change of research universities that will contribute to more democratic schools, communities, and societies. The authors also call on democratic-minded academics to create and sustain a global movement dedicated to advancing learning for the “relief of man’s estate”—an iconic phrase by Francis Bacon that emphasized the continued betterment of the human condition—and to realize Dewey’s vision of an organic “Great Community” composed of participatory, democratic, collaborative, and interdependent societies.



Generalist Social Work Practice

Generalist Social Work Practice Author Karla Krogsrud Miley
ISBN-10 0205036511
Release 2012-01
Pages 498
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- An empowerment-based method of social work which integrates core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice, 7th edition, fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the strengths perspective, values and ethics, social justice and human rights, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and policy practice. This text offers a progressive practice approach grounded in social work research, reflective of social work values, sensitive to client diversity, and applicable to work with any level of client system including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Beginning with engaging clients as partners and continuing with assessing, intervening, and evaluating from a strengths perspective, this approach offers social workers a method that fully realizes core social work values, respects client competence, and activates client resources within the context of their lives. All parts of the practice process are described in detail, connected to social work theory, illustrated with case examples, and supported with evidence from social work research. Each chapter focuses on teaching the knowledge, values, and skills reflective of the core competencies and correlated practice behaviors as described in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). A better teaching & learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning -- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking -- Teaches students specific strategies to identify and use client strengths in their practice. Engage Students -- Offers numerous case examples to apply the empowerment method to all levels of social work, with diverse clients and situations, and across fields of practice. Explore Current Issues -- Includes new practice research findings and updates to demographics to ensure currency. Apply CSWE Core Competencies -- The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency. Support Instructors -- An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205222994 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205222995



2018 LEAP Early Edition Comprehensive Study Guide with Practice Questions

2018 LEAP Early Edition Comprehensive Study Guide with Practice Questions Author Elise Hutchings
ISBN-10 1642049921
Release 2017-10-14
Pages 395
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The 2018 LEAP Comprehensive Study Guide with Practice Questions includes DSM-5 and the latest updates pertaining to the new ASWB exam effective January 2, 2018. Content covers information for the Masters, Clinical and Advanced Generalist exam levels. This 395+ page book begins with test strategy, then provides an intense review of EVERY content area for your exam, and ends with 170 challenging practice questions and detailed answer rationale. Written by well-known social worker leaders who have taken the exam.



Chinese Way in Business

Chinese Way in Business Author Boye Lafayette De Mente
ISBN-10 9781462911738
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 192
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This book is a comprehensive, expert guide to doing business in China Western technology, management expertise and capital have fueled an incredible expansion of China's economy. Trade with China is at an all time high and so are the numbers of Westerners travelling to China for business. Business from China has also picked up as Chinese firms look to expand abroad. Understanding the ins and outs of the confusing and often contradictory Chinese business culture can lend an enormous advantage. The Chinese Way in Business is an invaluable tool that teaches Westerners the basic Chinese philosophy of doing business and how to cultivate strong personal relationships with Chinese business people and Chinese nationals. The author, Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant and has long been considered an authority on East Asian business. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today, and the direction their economy will take in the future. His is a true insider's view—whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships to successful business dealings in China. The book is broken into ten key parts: Introduction: The Land and the People—includes a overview of Chinese ethnicity and the languages of China Part One:Return of the Central Kingdom—an extensive overview of recent events and new technologies in China Part Two: The Historical Perspective—Chinese philosophy and the Chinese mindset from antiquity to modern times Part Three: Doing Business in China—A detailed analysis of the nuts and bolts of Chinese Business Part Four: Key Concepts in Chinese Business—Concepts native to China such as Guanxi (relationships) that drive Chinese business practice Part Five: Additional Business Vocabulary Part Six: Glossary of Useful Terms—designed for quick referencing Part Seven: Internet Gateways to China—An overview of the dynamic online world in China Part Eight: Miscellaneous Information—contains information about English Language Publications and Weather Patterns Part Nine: Learning Some New Skills—Classical Chinese techniques which might benefit Western business people



Positive Psychology 101

Positive Psychology 101 Author Philip C. Watkins, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826126986
Release 2015-11-06
Pages 240
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Does happiness matter? What are happy people like? Can people enhance their sense of well-being? One of the most important movements in psychology during the past two decades, positive psychology is a discipline that seeks to understand the factors that contribute the most to a well lived and fulfilling life. Written by a highly respected scholar and educator of positive psychology, this is a concise, accessible introduction to this popular field of study. Appropriate for anyone seeking an introduction to positive psychology and an ideal brief text for relevant college courses, this book surveys the origins and current state of what is known about this evolving field. It places a particular emphasis on well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice. The text encompasses the key theories and current research supporting positive psychology, and discusses its three ìpillarsî: subjective well-being and positive emotions, psychological traits, and positive institutions. It introduces the foundational concepts underlying positive psychology and describes the specific strengths and virtues upon which it focuses. Woven throughout is the premise that gratitude matters to oneís happiness. The heart of the book explores such major questions as: What is happiness? How do oneís circumstances impact happiness? What are the traits of well-being? Are relationships important to happiness? With a nod to the expanding parameters of human interactions today, the text examines the impact of electronic relationships on well-being. It also discusses and responds to the most significant criticisms of the positive psychology movement and helps readers to understand how the science of positive psychology can enhance their own well-being. Insights into the past and future of positive psychology conclude this thoughtful text. Key Features: Addresses the origins and major tenets of positive psychology Provides a concise and accessible introduction ideal for college courses and seminars Emphasizes well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice Helps readers understand how positive psychology can help them enhance their own well-being Written by a noted scholar and educator of positive psychology