The Psychology of Courage

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The Psychology of Courage

By Julia Yang; Alan Milliren

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Courage refers to the willingness for risk taking and to move ahead in the presence of difficulties. The purpose of this book is to present courage as the main foundation of understanding and training for mental health in the three life task areas described by Adler: Work, Love, and Friendship.  It explores the meaning of each life task and problems of fear, compensation, or evasion, as well as Adlerian insight on socially useful attitudes of approaching the task under discussion.  Socratic dialog boxes are included throughout each chapter to encourage the interactivity between the text and readers’ thought processes.  Also included is a set of twenty-two helping tools that were creatively designed for self-exercise or to be used to help others uncover or acquire courage.  For those in the helping professions, this text will be a unique and valuable handbook for not only working with and helping their clients, but also for their own personal development.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Social Psychology

The Psychology of Courage
An Adlerian Handbook for Healthy Social Living
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 7/29/09
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 294 pages

ISBN 10: 1135890412
ISBN 13: 9781135890414
Print ISBN: 9780415965194

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