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Table of Contents, Family Desk Reference to Psychology

1. Introduction 

1

Part 1: General Information and Advice 

7

2. Happiness 

8

3. Love 

11

4. Humor 

12

5. Thinking 

14

6. Emotions

 26

7. Communication Skills 

36

          Communication Problems 

36

          Positive Communication 

38

          Helpful Listening Skills 

39

          Criticism and Conflicts 

41

8. Nonverbal Communication 

45

9. Interests and Activities 

53

10. Problem Solving 

62

          Time Management 

66

11. Stress 

68

          Coping with Stress 

71

          Exercise 

72

          Relaxation Skills 

75

12. Easy,  Small,  Successful Changes 

85

13. Help from Other People 

88

14. Rewards,  Penalties,  and Contracts 

92

15. Roleplay 

95

Part 2. How to Solve Personal Problems 

105

16. Social Life

106

       Loneliness and Shyness

106

      Conversation Skills

108

       Meeting People and Making Friends

111

      Keeping Friends and Relationships

115

      Is This Relationship Good for Me?

 119

17. Assertiveness

122

18. Job Hunting

133

19. Sex

134

      Sexual Communication

135

      Sexual Myths

136

      Homosexuality 

137

      Sex in Old Age

138

       Men who Reach Orgasm Too Quickly

139

      Problems with Female Orgasm or Male Erection

140

20. Pregnancy Facts and Decisions

150

       Pregnant Teenagers

153

21. Before Getting Married

156

22. Marriage and Couple’s Problems 

161

23. Raising Children 

172

       Babies

173

      Toddlers 

181

      Toilet Training and Bedwetting

184

     Thumbsucking, Nail Biting, and Stuttering

186

      Bedtime, Morning, and Meals

188

      Helpful Ways of Showing Your Love

193

      Setting A Good Example

196

      Teaching and Training Your Children

198

      Good Hygiene

199

      Kindness and Other Virtues

200

       Problem Solving

201

      Chores

202

      Fears

203

      Shyness

203

      Impulsiveness and Attention Deficit Disorder

205

      Reducing the Need for Discipline

210

      Discipline

213

       Temper Tantrums

223

      Sibling Rivalry

224

      Profanity and Lying

225

      Stealing

227

      Making Learning Fun and Developing Skills

228

      Helping Your Children Do Well in School 

243

     What About Television?

247

      Discussing Sex with Your Children

252

      Teenagers

260

       Disabled Children

269

     Whose Problem Is It?

270

24. Divorce

274

25. Middle Age and Old Age

291

26. Death and Suicide

299

27. Grief, Trauma, and Crisis

307

28. Depression

316

29. Anger

327

30. Anxiety, Worry, Fear, and Phobia

336

31. Guilt

349

32. Self-Esteem

351

33. Insomnia

354

34. Substance Addictions and Gambling

358

35. Nervous Habits

388

36. Obesity and Eating Disorders

389

      Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder

400

37. Abuse and Rape

407

      Definitions

407

      Statistics

409

      History

411

      Reasons for Violence 

411

      Sexual Harassment

416

       Rape

418

      Child Sexual Abuse

425

      Child Abuse

427

     Woman Abuse

435

38. Getting Over the Past

454

Part 3: Conclusion

463

39. Understanding Yourself

464

40. Dreams

469

41. Warnings About Psychology

477

42. Important Advice About Counseling

 492

43. Preventing Violence and Crime

500

      Select Bibliography

537

      Index

541

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