The new edition of Exploring Psychology in Modules
offers outstanding currency on the research, practice, and teaching of psychology. Myers and DeWall inspire students with fascinating findings and applications, effective new study tools and technologies, and a compassionate and compelling storytelling voice. Their presentation is based on the same guiding principles behind the entire family of textbooks that have made David Myers the world’s bestselling introductory psychology author:
- Facilitate learning by teaching critical thinking and helping students at every step.
- Present psychology as a science, emphasizing the process of inquiry and putting facts in the service of concepts.
- Make sure students come away with an appreciation of psychology’s big ideas, and with a deeper respect for humanity—what drives us, distinguishes us, unifies us.
This Exploring Psychology in Modules
is the first to include Myers’ handpicked co-author. Nathan DeWall shares Myers’ belief that instilling a sense of curiosity and inquiry about psychological science is an effective way to help students navigate the content, think critically, and prepare for a lifetime of learning and living. The extraordinary, longtime Myers ancillary author team is also here—a group whose teamwork, consistency, and commitment again sets the industry standard for instructor and student supplements. The high quality that consistently sets Myers’ ancillaries apart sees a new incarnation in LaunchPad. This course space organizes all the book’s digital resources in an online format that makes it easier for instructors to teach, track, and assess their students. This text offers the content organized in 45, student-friendly modules, assignable in any sequence and brief enough to be read in one sitting. Students digest material better when they process it in smaller chunks—as spaced rather than massed practice—and instructors often appreciate the flexibility of assigning any modules in any order.
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.
Time Management: Or, How to Be a Good Student and Still Have a LifeTHINKING CRITICALLY WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCEModule 1
The History and Scope of PsychologyModule 2
Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer QuestionsTHE BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIORModule 3
Neural and Hormonal SystemsModule 4
Tools of Discovery and Older Brain StructuresModule 5
The Cerebral Cortex and Our Divided BrainModule 6
Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology, and BehaviorCONSCIOUSNESS AND THE TWO-TRACK MINDModule 7
Consciousness: Some Basic ConceptsModule 8
Sleep and DreamsModule 9
Drugs and ConsciousnessDEVELOPING THROUGH THE LIFE SPANModule 10
Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the NewbornModule 11
Infancy and ChildhoodModule 12
AdulthoodSEX, GENDER, AND SEXUALITYModule 14
Gender DevelopmentModule 15
Human SexualitySENSATION AND PERCEPTIONModule 16
Basic Concepts of Sensation and PerceptionModule 17
Vision: Sensory and Perceptual ProcessingModule 18
The Nonvisual SensesLEARNINGModule 19
Basic Learning Concepts and Classical ConditioningModule 20
Operant ConditioningModule 21
Biology, Cognition, and LearningMEMORYModule 22
Studying and Encoding MemoriesModule 23
Storing and Retrieving MemoriesModule 24
Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving MemoryTHINKING, LANGUAGE, AND INTELLIGENCEModule 25
Language and ThoughtModule 27
Intelligence and Its AssessmentModule 28
Genetic and Environmental Influences on IntelligenceMOTIVATION AND EMOTIONModule 29
Basic Motivational Concepts, Affiliation, and AchievementModule 30
Theories and Physiology of EmotionModule 32
Expressing and Experiencing Emotion
STRESS, HEALTH, AND HUMAN FLOURISHINGModule 33
Stress and IllnessModule 34
Health and HappinessSOCIAL PSYCHOLOGYModule 35
Social Thinking and Social InfluenceModule 36
Antisocial RelationsModule 37
Prosocial RelationsPERSONALITYModule 38
Classic Perspectives on PersonalityModule 39
Contemporary Perspectives on PersonalityPSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERSModule 40
Basic Concepts of Psychological DisordersModule 41
Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSDModule 42
Depressive Disorders and Bipolar DisorderModule 43
Schizophrenia and Other DisordersTHERAPYModule 44
Introduction to Therapy and the Psychological TherapiesModule 45
The Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological DisordersAPPENDIX AStatistical Reasoning in Everyday LifeAPPENDIX BPsychology at WorkAPPENDIX CSubfields of PsychologyAPPENDIX DComplete Module ReviewsAPPENDIX EAnswers to Experience the Testing Effect