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Why Myers? David Myers has become the world's best-selling introductory psychology author by serving the needs of instructors and students so well. Each Myers textbook offers an impeccable combination of up-to-date research, well-crafted pedagogy, and effective media and supplements. Most of all, each Myers text demonstrates why this author's style works so well for students, with his signature compassionate, companionable voice, and superb judgment about how to communicate the science of psychology and its human impact. Why Modules? This modules-based version of Myers' best-selling, full-length text, Psychology (breaking down that book's 16 chapters into 59 short modules) is yet another example of the author's ability to understand what works in the classroom. It comes from Myers' experiences with students who strongly prefer textbooks divided into briefer segments instead of lengthier chapters, and with instructors who appreciate the flexibility offered by the modular format. Modular organization presents material in smaller segments. Students can easily read any module in a single sitting. Self-standing modules. Instructors can assign modules in their own preferred order. The modules make no assumptions about what students have previously read. Illustrations and key terms are repeated as needed. This modular organization of short, stand-alone text units enhances teacher flexibility. Instead of assigning the entire Sensation and Perception chapter, instructors can assign the module on vision, the module on hearing, and/or the module on the other senses in whatever order they choose.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the History and Science of Psychology Module 1 The Story of Psychology Module 2 Thinking Critically With Psychological Science Module 3 Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions
The Biology of Mind Module 4 Neural and Hormonal Systems Module 5 Tools of Discovery and Older Brain Structures Module 6 The Cerebral Cortex and Our Divided Brain
Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind Module 7 The Brain and Consciousness Module 8 Sleep and Dreams Module 9 Hypnosis Module 10 Drugs and Consciousness
Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity Module 11 Behavior Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology Module 12 Environmental Influences on Behavior Developing Through the Life Span Module 13 Prenatal Development and the Newborn Module 14 Infancy and Childhood Module 15 Adolescence Module 16 Adulthood, and Reflections on Developmental Issues Sensation and Perception Module 17 Introduction to Sensation and Perception Module 18 Vision Module 19 Hearing Module 20 Other Senses Module 21 Perceptual Organization Module 22 Perceptual Interpretation
Memory Module 26 Introduction to Memory Module 27 Encoding: Getting Information In Module 28 Storage: Retaining Information Module 29 Retrieval: Getting Information Out Module 30 Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory
Thinking, Language, and Intelligence Module 31 Thinking Module 32 Language and Thought Module 33 Introduction to Intelligence Module 34 Assessing Intelligence Module 35 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence
Motivation and Work Module 36 Introduction to Motivation Module 37 Hunger Module 38 Sexual Motivation and the Need to Belong Module 39 Motivation at Work
Emotions, Stress, and Health Module 40 Introduction to Emotion Module 41 Expressed Emotion Module 42 Experienced Emotion Module 43 Stress and Health Module 44 Promoting Health
Personality Module 45 The Psychoanalytic Perspective Module 46 The Humanistic Perspective Module 47 Contemporary Research on Personality