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Name: A Self Help and Improvement Book: Useful Psychology Information (An Integration of Personality, Social, Interaction, Communication and Well-Being Psychology)
ID: col11139
Language: English (en)
Summary: What are the important factors in life? It is important and obvious to note that "there is no doubt that emotions and feelings are in our midst". However, how large a background knowledge does someone need in order to navigate those feelings? Types of interpersonal relationships influence those feelings, and social interaction can be very complicated. An understanding of deep psychological factors might be needed to understand motivation in social interaction, and it might be important for high-level interactions. The psychological disorders are important, if someone is troubled then it could be useful to find a solution. Also even without those disorders someone could better themselves from understanding them because no one is completely psychologically healthy. Temperament and personality are important, they play a role in what people are like all the time, what emotions they feel all the time, and what their demeanor is all the time. That was the first paragraph in chapter 4. Below is the first 2 paragraphs in chapter 2. If social interaction was straightforward, then life wouldn't be complicated and it wouldn't take 18 years of emotional development in order to become an "adult". How people socially interact develops and changes throughout their lives, so there must be very complicated factors present in social situations. People can deceive, play mind games, say completely appropriate or inappropriate things, act retarded or sophisticated, be friendly or isolated - and all of those things are just a few aspects of all the psychological factors involved in social interaction. There are many things to consider that play a role in interaction. Emotion plays a role in interaction, people could be feeling one thing and presenting another emotion. Emotions determine how people feel which could change what they might say or act like. Judgements, prejudices, self-concepts and other thoughts play a role in what people are thinking and that influences behavior and the emotions that occur. What happened to the people involved leading up to the social interaction plays a role in how they are feeling and what they might say, what they did that day or the last week. Taking that further, their entire life history plays a role in who they are and what they have to talk about. Social interaction could be considered subtle and precise or it could be considered rather simple. Once a child can talk he can socially interact rather well fairly quickly. Animals and babies even know basic social skills, they know to greet people (friendly or hostile), they know the basic emotions involved and act in sophisticated ways. They can run when afraid, be happy and respond to positive input and affection, or even play simple games. Advanced social interaction could be considered much more complicated than that or not that much more complicated at all. This free book is a collection of what I consider to be the most important and useful information in psychology. For the most part the paragraphs under the bulleted information have my ideas and my explanation of why the bulleted information (other people's views and research) is important. I also wrote a book on emotions that is important if you want to understand emotions that is online for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10447/latest/ . The font size in the collection pdf is much larger than the font size in each module pdf or if you print the webpage. The external web link on this page goes to this book on amazon.com ISBN-13: 978-1105062940
Collection Subtype: Textbook
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: psychology
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Mark Pettinelli (xiornik@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Mark Pettinelli (xiornik@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Mark Pettinelli (xiornik@gmail.com)

Latest version: 1.46 (history)
First publication date: Nov 25, 2009 6:10 am US/Central
Last revision to collection: Jan 8, 2012 2:32 am US/Central

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