Updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 9e, delivers reliable, practical information students need to gain a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. In addition to its signature need-to-know presentation and easy-to-read writing style, the ninth edition is more streamlined and now includes full-color illustrations. Its concise yet thorough coverage spans a broad range of important mental health topics and addresses them alongside their implications for health care professionals. Presenting both client and caregiver perspectives, this powerful book explores the behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms encountered in a variety of health care situations and settings. Real-world examples and activities that encourage students to examine their own behaviors round out the book's comprehensive approach, making this a must-have tool for health care programs.