Myers' Psychology for AP

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Integrating personal stories into their witty and humorous narrative, the authors of Myers' Psychology for the AP® Course get you interested in psychology as you prepare to take the AP® exam.

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.

Table of Contents

Psychology’s History and Approaches
Module 1: Psychology’s History
Module 2: Psychology's Big Issues and Approaches
Module 3: Careers in Psychology
Research Methods: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science

Module 4: The Need for Psychological Science
Module 5: The Scientific Method and Description
Module 6: Correlation and Experimentation
Module 7: Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life
Module 8: Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology
Unit III
Biological Bases of Behavior

Module 9: Biological Psychology and Neurotransmission
Module 10: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Module 11: Studying the Brain, and Older Brain Structures
Module 12: The Cerebral Cortex
Module 13: Brain Hemisphere Organization and the Biology of Consciousness
Module 14: Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences
Module 15: Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Human Nature
Unit IV
Sensation and Perception

Module 16: Basic Principles of Sensation and Perception
Module 17: Influences on Perception
Module 18: Vision
Module 19: Visual Organization and Interpretation
Module 20: Hearing
Module 21: The Other Senses
Unit V
States of Consciousness

Module 22: Understanding Consciousness and Hypnosis
Module 23: Sleep Patterns and Sleep Theories
Module 24: Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, and Dreams
Module 25: Psychoactive Drugs
Unit VI

Module 26: How We Learn and Classical Conditioning
Module 27: Operant Conditioning
Module 28: Operant Conditioning’s Applications, and Comparison to Classical Conditioning
Module 29: Biology, Cognition, and Learning
Module 30: Learning by Observation
Unit VII

Module 31: Studying and Building Memories
Module 32: Memory Storage and Retrieval
Module 33: Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Memory Improvement
Module 34: Thinking, Concepts, and Creativity
Module 35: Solving Problems and Making Decisions
Module 36: Thinking and Language
Motivation, Emotion, and Stress

Module 37: Motivational Concepts
Module 38: Hunger Motivation
Module 39: Sexual Motivation
Module 40: Social Motivation: Affiliation Needs
Module 41: Theories and Physiology of Emotion
Module 42: Expressed Emotion
Module 43: Stress and Health
Module 44: Stress and Illness
Unit IX
Developmental Psychology

Module 45: Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
Module 46: Infancy and Childhood: Physical Development
Module 47: Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development
Module 48: Infancy and Childhood: Social Development
Module 49: Gender Development
Module 50: Parents, Peers, and Early Experiences
Module 51: Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development
Module 52: Adolescence: Social Development and Emerging Adulthood
Module 53: Sexual Development
Module 54: Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, and Social Development
Unit X

Module 55: Freud’s Psychoanalytic Perspective: Exploring the Unconscious
Module 56: Psychodynamic Theories and Modern Views of the Unconscious
Module 57: Humanistic Theories
Module 58: Trait Theories
Module 59: Social-Cognitive Theories and Exploring the Self
Unit XI
Testing and Individual Differences

Module 60: Introduction to Intelligence
Module 61: Assessing Intelligence
Module 62: The Dynamics of Intelligence
Module 63: Studying Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence
Module 64: Group Differences and the Question of Bias
Unit XII
Abnormal Behavior

Module 65: Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 66: Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Module 67: Mood Disorders
Module 68: Schizophrenia
Module 69: Other Disorders
Treatment of Abnormal Behavior

Module 70: Introduction to Therapy, and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapies
Module 71: Behavior, Cognitive, and Group Therapies
Module 72: Evaluating Psychotherapies and Prevention Strategies
Module 73: The Biomedical Therapies
Unit XIV
Social Psychology

Module 74: Attribution, Attitudes, and Actions
Module 75: Conformity and Obedience
Module 76: Group Behavior
Module 77: Prejudice and Discrimination
Module 78: Aggression
Module 79: Attraction
Module 80: Altruism, Conflict, and Peacemaking Enrichment Modules
Module 81: Influences on Drug Use
Module 82: Psychology at Work
Module 83: Experienced Emotion: Anger and Happiness
Module 84: Human Flourishing
Module 85: Animal Thinking and Language
Appendix A: Practice AP®-Style Exam
Appendix B: AP® Exam Tips
Appendix C: Psychological Science’s Key Contributors
Appendix D: Preparing for Further Psychology Studies
Appendix E: Answers to Test Yourself Questions
Glossary / Glosario en Español
Name Index
Subject Index

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