9781464154386

Exploring Psychology in Modules

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2016-01-01
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
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Guiding you along at every step, Exploring Psychology in Modules will inspire your curiosity in psychogical science through 45 student-friendly modules which break up content into easy-to-digest chunks.

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

Time Management: Or, How to Be a Good Student and Still Have a Life

THINKING CRITICALLY WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Module 1 The History and Scope of Psychology

Module 2 Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions

THE BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR

Module 3 Neural and Hormonal Systems

Module 4 Tools of Discovery and Older Brain Structures

Module 5 The Cerebral Cortex and Our Divided Brain

Module 6 Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology, and Behavior

CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE TWO-TRACK MIND

Module 7 Consciousness: Some Basic Concepts

Module 8 Sleep and Dreams

Module 9 Drugs and Consciousness

DEVELOPING THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN

Module 10 Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn

Module 11 Infancy and Childhood

Module 12 Adolescence

Module 13 Adulthood

SEX, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

Module 14 Gender Development

Module 15 Human Sexuality

SENSATION AND PERCEPTION

Module 16 Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception

Module 17 Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing

Module 18 The Nonvisual Senses

LEARNING

Module 19 Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning

Module 20 Operant Conditioning

Module 21 Biology, Cognition, and Learning

MEMORY

Module 22 Studying and Encoding Memories

Module 23 Storing and Retrieving Memories

Module 24 Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory

THINKING, LANGUAGE, AND INTELLIGENCE

Module 25 Thinking

Module 26 Language and Thought

Module 27 Intelligence and Its Assessment

Module 28 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence

MOTIVATION AND EMOTION

Module 29 Basic Motivational Concepts, Affiliation, and Achievement

Module 30 Hunger

Module 31 Theories and Physiology of Emotion

Module 32 Expressing and Experiencing Emotion

STRESS, HEALTH, AND HUMAN FLOURISHING

Module 33 Stress and Illness

Module 34 Health and Happiness

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Module 35 Social Thinking and Social Influence

Module 36 Antisocial Relations

Module 37 Prosocial Relations

PERSONALITY

Module 38 Classic Perspectives on Personality

Module 39 Contemporary Perspectives on Personality

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Module 40 Basic Concepts of Psychological Disorders

Module 41 Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD

Module 42 Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorder

Module 43 Schizophrenia and Other Disorders

THERAPY

Module 44 Introduction to Therapy and the Psychological Therapies

Module 45 The Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders

APPENDIX A

Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life

APPENDIX B

Psychology at Work

APPENDIX C

Subfields of Psychology

APPENDIX D

Complete Module Reviews

APPENDIX E

Answers to Experience the Testing Effect Questions

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