The study, assessment, and treatment of people with psychological difficulties.
• As laypeople or as professional psychologists, how can we improve our judg
ments and predictions about others?
• How do the ways in which we think about self and others fuel problems such as
depression, loneliness, anxiety, and ill health?
• How might people reverse these maladaptive thought patterns?
• What part do close, supportive relationships play in health and happiness?