This text explores a wide range of psychology's applications for the individual. Afer presenting principles and concepts from many areas in the field, the book shows students how to apply them through personal activities. Utilizing critical evaluation, students are encouraged to develop action plans to help them make more effective decisions, modify their behaviour, communicate and relate better to others, manage stress and develop positive self-images. This new edition incorporates recent research a new chapter on critical thinking that introduces ways of understanding and explaining everyday behaviour, and an extra chapter on relationship management. Chapter content is supported by useful pedagogical devices, such as things-to-do sections and self-analysis questions.