David Myers’ bestselling Psychology has reached a wider audience of students and instructors with each new edition. Myers and his team lead the field in being attuned to psychology’s research and the needs of the instructors and students in the course today. Ten million student class testers and thousands of adopting instructors can attest to the quality of this project. True to form, this landmark new Tenth Edition is another vigorous, deeply considered revision.
DSM 5 Updates
Available for Fall 2014 classes, this update version features new content from David Myers in response to the release of the DSM-5. This new content is integrated into the text without changing pagination or the structure of the chapters. A special DSM 5 Supplement by the David Myers is available for Fall 2013 and Spring and Summer 2014 courses.
View the Page-Referenced Guide to the DSM-5 updates for Psychology.
Watch our new videos from David Myers here, including our animation on THE TESTING EFFECT narrated by 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
Prologue: The Story of Psychology
1. Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
2. The Biology of Mind
3. Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
4. Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
5. Developing Through the Life Span
6. Sensation and Perception
9. Thinking and Language
11. Motivation and Work
12. Emotions, Stress, and Health
14. Social Psychology
15. Psychological Disorders
Appendix A: Careers in Psychology, by Jennifer Zwolinski,
University of San Diego
Appendix B: Answers to Test Yourself Questions