Loose-leaf Version for Psychology in Modules

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 1/12/2015
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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In this version of Psychology, Eleventh Edition, David Myers and Nathan DeWall break down the new edition's 16 chapters into 55 modules, assignable in any sequence and brief enough to be read in one sitting. It’s a format favored by a wide range of students and instructors, one that’s supported by substantial research showing that shorter reading assignments are more easily absorbed than longer ones.

The new edition of Modules includes the same new features and content of Psychology, Eleventh Edition, and like that text, is more than ever a fully integrated text/media learning package. New features (How Would You Know; Assess Your Strengths) move students from reading the chapter to actively learning online. Those features and more are included in the book’s dedicated version of Worth Publishers’ breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad, which brings together a fully integrated e-Book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, a rich collection of student media resources, and easy setup, assessment, and course management options for instructors.

Author Biography

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

Student Preface: Time Management—Or, How to Be a Great Student and Still Have a Life

Prologue The Story of Psychology

Module 1 What Is Psychology?

Thinking Critically With Psychological Science

Module 2 The Need for Psychological Science
Module 3 Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions
Module 4 Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life

The Biology of Mind

Module 5 Neural and Hormonal Systems
Module 6 Tools of Discovery and Older Brain Structures
Module 7 The Cerebral Cortex and Our Divided Brain

Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind

Module 8 Brain States and Consciousness
Module 9 Sleep and Dreams
Module 10 Drugs and Consciousness

Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity

Module 11 Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences
Module 12 Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Human Nature
Module 13 Culture, Gender, and Other Environmental Influences

Developing Through the Life Span

Module 14 Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
Module 15 Infancy and Childhood
Module 16 Adolescence
Module 17 Adulthood

Sensation and Perception

Module 18 Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception
Module 19 Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing
Module 20 The Nonvisual Senses


Module 21 Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning
Module 22 Operant Conditioning
Module 23 Biology, Cognition, and Learning


Module 24 Studying and Encoding Memories
Module 25 Storing and Retrieving Memories
Module 26 Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory

Thinking and Language

Module 27 Thinking
Module 28 Language and Thought


Module 29 What Is Intelligence?
Module 30 Assessing Intelligence
Module 31 The Dynamics of Intelligence
Module 32 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence

What Drives Us: Hunger, Sex, Friendship, and Achievement

Module 33 Basic Motivational Concepts
Module 34 Hunger
Module 35 Sexual Motivation
Module 36 Affiliation and Achievement

Emotions, Stress, and Health
Module 37 Introduction to Emotion
Module 38 Expressing Emotion
Module 39 Experiencing Emotion
Module 40 Stress and Illness
Module 41 Health and Coping

Social Psychology
Module 42 Social Thinking
Module 43 Social Influence
Module 44 Antisocial Relations
Module 45 Prosocial Relations

Module 46 Introduction to Personality and Psychodynamic Theories
Module 47 Humanistic Theories and Trait Theories
Module 48 Social-Cognitive Theories and the Self

Psychological Disorders
Module 49 Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 50 Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD
Module 51 Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorder
Module 52 Schizophrenia
Module 53 Dissociative, Personality, and Eating Disorders

Module 54 Introduction to Therapy and the Psychological Therapies
Module 55 Evaluating Psychotherapies
Module 56 Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders

Appendix A Psychology at Work

Appendix B Subfields of Psychology, by Jennifer Zwolinski

Appendix C Complete Module Reviews

Appendix D Answers to Test Yourself Que

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