ISBN-10:
131905062X
ISBN-13:
9781319050627
Pub. Date:
11/10/2017
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Psychology / Edition 12

Psychology / Edition 12

by David G. Myers, C. Nathan DeWallDavid G. Myers
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Overview

From its beginnings to this remarkably fresh and current new edition, Myers and DeWall’s Psychology has found extraordinarily effective ways to involve students with the remarkable research underlying our understanding of human behavior. But while the content and learning support evolves edition after edition, the text itself continues to be shaped by basic goals David Myers established at the outset, including to connect students to high-impact research, to focus on developing critical thinking skills, and to present a multicultural perspective on psychology, so students can see themselves in the context of a wider world.

This new edition offers 2100 research citations dated 2015–2020, making these the most up-to-date introductory psychology course resources available. With so many exciting new findings, and every chapter updated with current new examples and ideas, students will see the importance and value of psychological research, and how psychology can help them make sense of the world around them.

The abundant, high quality teaching and learning resources in LaunchPad and in Achieve Read & Practice, carefully matched to the text content, help students succeed, while making life easier and more enjoyable for instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781319050627
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 11/10/2017
Edition description: Twelfth Edition
Pages: 896
Sales rank: 266,393
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Myers received his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections. Hope College students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him "outstanding professor."

His research and writings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, by a 2010 Honored Scientist award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, by a 2010 Award for Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology, by a 2013 Presidential Citation from APA Division 2, and by three dozen honorary doctorates.

With support from National Science Foundation grants, Myers' scientific articles have appeared in three dozen scientific periodicals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science, and the American Psychologist. In addition to his scholarly writing and his textbooks for introductory and social psychology, he also digests psychological science for the general public. His writings have appeared in four dozen magazines, from Today's Education to Scientific American. He also has authored five general audience books, including The Pursuit of Happiness and Intuition: Its Powers and Perils.

David Myers has chaired his city's Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college and community groups. Drawing on his experience, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology (see www.hearingloop.org). For his leadership, he received an American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award in 2011, and the Hearing Loss Association of America Walter T. Ridder Award in 2012.

He bikes to work year-round and plays daily pick-up basketball. David and Carol Myers have raised two sons and a daughter, and have one granddaughter to whom he dedicates the Third Edition of Psychology in Everyday Life.

C. Nathan DeWall is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Psychology Lab at the University of Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Olaf College, a Master’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University. DeWall received the 2011 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. In 2011, the Association for Psychological Science identified DeWall as a “Rising Star” for “making significant contributions to the field of psychological science.”
 
DeWall conducts research on close relationships, self-control, and aggression. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, he has published over 120 scientific articles and chapters. DeWall’s research awards include the SAGE Young Scholars award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Research on Aggression, and the Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. His research has been covered by numerous media outlets, including Good Morning America, Newsweek, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, and National Public Radio. DeWall blogs for Psychology Today. He has lectured nationally and internationally, including in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Greece, Hungary, and Australia.
 
Nathan is happily married to Alice DeWall. He enjoys playing with his two golden retrievers, Finnegan and Atticus. In his spare time, he writes novels, watches sports, and runs and runs and runs—including in 2013 a half marathon, two marathons, two 50-mile ultramarathons, and one 100-mile ultramarathon.

 

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1, Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
How Would You Know If There Is a “Hot Hand” in Basketball? 

Chapter 2, The Biology of Mind
How Would You Know If People Can Be “Left-Brained” or “Right-Brained”?

Chapter 3, Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
How Would You Know If Sleep Deprivation Affects Academic Performance? 

Chapter 4, Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
How Would You Know If Personality Runs in Our Genes?

Chapter 5, Developing Through the Life Span
How Would You Know If Having Children Relates to Being Happier? 

Chapter 6, Sensation and Perception
How Would You Know If a Cup of Coffee Can Warm Up Relationships?

Chapter 7, Learning
How Would You Know If People Can Learn to Reduce Anxiety? 

Chapter 8, Memory
How Would You Know If People’s Memories Are Accurate?

Chapter 9, Thinking and Language
How Would You Know If There is a Bilingual Advantage?

Chapter 10, Intelligence
How Would You Know If Intelligence Changes With Age? 

Chapter 11, What Drives Us: Hunger, Sex, Friendship, and Achievement
How Would You Know If Using Larger Dinner Plates Make People Gain Weight? 

Chapter 12, Emotions, Stress, and Health
How Would You Know If Stress Increases Risk of Disease?

Chapter 13, Social Psychology
How Would You Know If Hot Temperatures Cause Aggression? 

Chapter 14, Personality
How Would You Know If Astrologers Can Describe People’s Personality?

Chapter 15, Psychological Disorders
How Would You Know If Schizophrenia Is Inherited? 

Chapter 16, Therapy
How Would You Know How Well Antidepressants Work? 

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