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Psychology in Modules

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-08-24
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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In Psychology, Thirteenth Edition in Modules, David Myers and Nathan DeWall break down the content of the new edition of their chapter-based Psychology into 55 independent modules, assignable in any sequence and brief enough to be read in one sitting. This flexible format is favored by a wide range of students and instructors, and supported by research showing that students working with shorter reading assignments are better able to retain the concepts.

From its beginnings to this remarkably fresh and current new edition, Myers and DeWall have found extraordinarily effective ways to involve students with the remarkable research underlying our understanding of human behavior. But while the content and learning support evolves edition after edition, the text itself continues to be shaped by basic goals David Myers established at the outset, including to connect students to high-impact research, to focus on developing critical thinking skills, and to present a multicultural perspective on psychology, so students can see themselves in the context of a wider world.

This new edition offers 2100 research citations dated 2015–2020, making these the most up-to-date introductory psychology course resources available. With so many exciting new findings, and every chapter updated with current new examples and ideas, students will see the importance and value of psychological research, and how psychology can help them make sense of the world around them.

The abundant, high quality teaching and learning resources in LaunchPad and in Achieve Read & Practice, carefully matched to the text content, help students succeed, while making life easier and more enjoyable for instructors.

Table of Contents

Instructor Preface

Student Preface: Student Success—How to Apply Psychology to Live Your Best

The Story of Psychology
Module 1, What Is Psychology?
Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
Module 2, Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions
Module 3, Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life

The Biology of Mind
Module 4, Neural and Hormonal Systems
Module 5, Tools of Discovery, Older Brain Structures, and the Limbic System
Module 6, The Cerebral Cortex

Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind

Module 7, Basic Consciousness Concepts
Module 8, Sleep and Dreams
Module 9, Drugs and Consciousness

Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
Module 10, Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences
Module 11, Evolutionary Psychology: Explaining Human Nature and Nurture
Module 12, Culture and Gender Diversity: Understanding Nature and Nurture

Developing Through the Life Span

Module 13, Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
Module 14, Infancy and Childhood
Module 15, Adolescence
Module 16, Adulthood

Sensation and Perception
Module 17, Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception
Module 18, Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing
Module 19, The Nonvisual Senses

Module 20, Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning
Module 21, Operant Conditioning
Module 22, Biology, Cognition, and Learning


Module 23, Studying and Encoding Memories
Module 24, Storing and Retrieving Memories
Module 25, Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory

Thinking and Language
Module 26, Thinking
Module 27, Language and Thought


Module 28, What Is Intelligence?
Module 29 Intelligence Assessment and Dynamics
Module 30, Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence

What Drives Us: Hunger, Sex, Belonging, and Achievement
Module 31, Basic Motivational Concepts
Module 32, Hunger
Module 33, Sexual Motivation
Module 34, Affiliation and Achievement

Emotions, Stress, and Health

Module 35, Introduction to Emotion
Module 36, Expressing Emotion
Module 37, Experiencing Emotion
Module 38, Stress and Illness
Module 39, Health and Coping

Social Psychology
Module 40, Social Thinking
Module 41, Social Influence
Module 42, Antisocial Relations
Module 43, Prosocial Relations

Module 44, Introduction to Personality and Psychodynamic Theories
Module 45, Humanistic Theories and Trait Theories
Module 46, Social-Cognitive Theories and the Self

Psychological Disorders
Module 47, Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 48, Anxiety-Related Disorders
Module 49, Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders
Module 50, Schizophrenia
Module 51, Dissociative, Personality, and Eating Disorders
Module 52, Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Module 53, Introduction to Therapy and the Psychological Therapies
Module 54 Evaluating Psychotherapies
Module 55, Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders

Appendix A, The Story of Psychology: A Timeline, by Charles Brewer 
Appendix B,  Career Fields in Psychology, by Jennifer Zwolinski
Appendix C, Psychology at Work
Appendix D, Complete Chapter Reviews
Appendix E, Answers to Retrieval Practice and Master the Material Questions

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