1st Edition

Adaptability in Adolescents Forging Happiness and Well-Being

By Harry Nejad, Fara Nejad Copyright 2024
    188 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    188 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book discusses a newly developed concept of adaptability capacity and development as an extension of Charles Darwin’s work on adaptability. It looks at how the human mind uses adaptability resources to deal with life-changing, challenging, and varying circumstances and conditions. The volume presents an integrative process model that assesses the roles of socio-demographic and ability covariates, personality, and other dispositional presage factors in predicting psychological well-being outcomes, such as life satisfaction, happiness, and self-esteem. While exploring the concept of adaptability capacity, the volume focuses on making children and adolescents mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally adaptable. It discusses general and domain-specific constructs relevant to phenomena such as self-regulation, resilience, buoyancy, and coping mechanisms. The book focuses on the development and utilization of treatments to assist individuals in becoming positively adaptable and achieve a higher degree of positive well-being and self-actualization.


    An important contribution, this book will be of interest to students, researchers and teachers of psychology, educational psychology, and social work. It will also be helpful for academicians, mental health professionals, social workers, psychiatrists, counsellors, and those working in related areas.

    1. Introduction 2. Contextual and Background Story 3. The General Conjectures and Methods 4. Time 1 and 2, Cross-sectional Results 5. Evaluating the Longitudinal Model of Adaptability 6. Dialogue and Discourse 7. Relevance to the Indian Culture 8. Summary and Conclusion


    Harry Nejad, Ph.D., MACP (Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology), BA (Liberal Studies) and BA (Arts and Sciences), is a quantitative research analyst and investigator, Professor at Yorkville University in Canada and an online Adjunct Professor at The University of The People in USA, is an educational/psychological researcher and an educator with experience in large-scale nationally representative research projects and collaborations with internationally renowned researchers in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. He primarily specializes in behavioural sciences, counselling psychology, REBT counselling, research methods, academic as well as non-academic adaptability, learning, motivation, positive psychology, values, resilience, personal bests, the implicit theory of ability, developmental psychology, professional ethics in counselling psychology, educational psychology, a certified Personality Dimensions® Facilitator and Trainer, and a certified TESOL/TEFL educator. He teaches graduate courses in Counselling Psychology, Research Methods, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and more. He also taught psychology and research and TESOL/TEFL courses in China, India, the USA, Canada, and Africa as part of the UN mission to Mozambique, Africa. In addition, he was a full-time high school teacher, a mental health service provider and counsellor, a research associate, and a college tutor in Toronto, Canada. Moreover, He is the Marketing Director and Strategic Planning Management Officer at Recency e.K. Financial and General Trading in Germany since 2008.

    Fara Nejad is an Athabasca University, Canada graduate with a BA in General Studies, minoring in Education. In addition, she has a TESOL certificate from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is also a Seneca College, Canada graduate in the Computer Programming associate degree program with honours. She is also a botanist and herbalist.

    She primarily specializes in adaptability, learning, motivation, positive psychology, personal bests, implicit theory of ability, and quantitative research methods. She has co-authored several papers on the newly developed adaptability construct measurement. She is skilled in ‘traditional’ multivariate analysis, latent modelling, and multilevel (or hierarchical linear) modelling.