Resizing an object on a layer without resizing the whole image

I have copied a layer from another psd  the image I am coping to has a smaller area that that object needs to fit into – how do I resize that layer without resizing the image?
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michaelbuddyCommented:
choose edit > select all on that layer only.

then press control or command > T

that is free transform.  

when you see the bounding box, resize it with the mouse.  Hold down the shift key to keep proportion.
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