About the Book
The way we perceive ourselves in relation to the rest of the world influences our behaviours and our beliefs. The opinions of others also affect our behaviour and how we view ourselves. Social psychologists are interested in all aspects of interpersonal relationships and the ways that psychology can improve those interactions. Some social psychologists focus on human behaviour and others focus on the practical application of social psychology. This book is designed to examine various socio-cultural factors influencing individual, family and therapy in nine chapters. Theoretical approaches of personality, adjustment, social cognition, prosocial behaviour, aggression, emotion, and well-being have been discussed. The importance of cohesiveness, adaptation, resilience and problem solving in relationships, interpersonal communication and interface between workplace and life are also explained. Hope this book will be helpful for counsellors/family therapists to have deeper knowledge about the client’s socio-psychological life dynamics.
About the Author
Yihunselam Asrat is an Assistant Professor in School of Pedagogical and Behavioral Sciences, in Arba Minch University, Ethiopia. He has done PhD in Social Psychology from Aligarh University, Aligarh. He presented many research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has publish more than 20 research papers in journals of international reputes. He has linkages with Canadian and American based Professors and taking part in an international cross cultural research representing Ethiopia. He is also working with John Hopkins University Center for Communication Program (Ethiopia) on how to apply Psychological knowledge for designing effective SBCC and using research for various health related issues. He was awarded with certificate of recognition for teaching excellence by Bahir Dar University in 2012.