Exploring Psychology in Modules, 10th Edition

Book Description

The new edition of Exploring Psychology in offers outstanding currency on the research, practice, and teaching of psychology. Myers and DeWall inspire students with fascinating findings and applications, effective new study tools and technologies, and a compassionate and compelling storytelling voice. Their presentation is based on the same guiding principles behind the entire family of textbooks that have made David Myers the world’s bestselling introductory psychology author:

  • Facilitate learning by teaching critical thinking and helping students at every step.
  • Present psychology as a science, emphasizing the process of inquiry and putting facts in the of concepts.
  • Make sure students come away with an appreciation of psychology’s big ideas, and with a deeper respect for humanity—what drives us, distinguishes us, unifies us.

This Exploring Psychology in Modules is the first to include Myers’ handpicked co-author. Nathan DeWall shares Myers’ belief that instilling a sense of curiosity and inquiry about psychological science is an effective way to help students navigate the content, think critically, and prepare for a lifetime of learning and living. The extraordinary, longtime Myers ancillary author team is also here—a group whose teamwork, consistency, and commitment again sets the industry standard for instructor and student supplements. The high quality that consistently sets Myers’ ancillaries apart sees a new incarnation in LaunchPad. This course space organizes all the book’s digital resources in an online format that makes it easier for instructors to teach, track, and assess their students. This text offers the content organized in 45, student-friendly modules, assignable in any sequence and brief enough to be read in one sitting. Students digest material better when they process it in smaller chunks—as spaced rather than massed practice—and instructors often appreciate the flexibility of assigning any modules in any order.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
MODULE 1: The History and Scope of Psychology
MODULE 2: Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions

Chapter 2. The 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

Chapter 3. Consciousness and theTwo-Track Mind
MODULE 7: Consciousness: Some Basic Concepts
MODULE 8: Sleep and Dreams
MODULE 9: Drugs and Consciousness

Chapter 4. Developing Throughthe Life Span
MODULE 10: Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
MODULE 11: Infancy and Childhood
MODULE 12: Adolescence
MODULE 13: Adulthood

Chapter 5. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
MODULE 14: Gender Development
MODULE 15: Human Sexuality

Chapter 6. Sensation and Perception
MODULE 16: Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception
MODULE 17: Vision: Sensory and PerceptualProcessing
MODULE 18: The Nonvisual Senses

Chapter 7. Learning
MODULE 19: Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning
MODULE 20: Operant Conditioning
MODULE 21: Biology, Cognition, and Learning

Chapter 8. Memory
MODULE 22: Studying and Encoding Memories
MODULE 23: Storing and Retrieving Memories
MODULE 24: Forgetting, Memory , and Improving Memory

Chapter 9. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
MODULE 25: Thinking
MODULE 26: Language and Thought
MODULE 27: Intelligence and Its Assessment
MODULE 28: Genetic and Environmental Influenceson Intelligence

Chapter 10. Motivation and Emotion
MODULE 29: Basic Motivational Concepts, Affiliation,and Achievement
MODULE 30: Hunger
MODULE 31: Theories and of Emotion
MODULE 32: Expressing and ExperiencingEmotion

Chapter 11. Stress, Health, and Human Flourishing
MODULE 33: Stress and Illness
MODULE 34: Health and Happiness

Chapter 12. Social Psychology
MODULE 35: Social Thinking and Social Influence
MODULE 36: Antisocial Relations
MODULE 37: Prosocial Relations

Chapter 13. Personality
MODULE 38: Classic Perspectives on Personality
MODULE 39: Contemporary Perspectiveson Personality

Chapter 14. Psychological Disorders
MODULE 40: Basic Concepts of Psychological Disorders
MODULE 41: Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD
MODULE 42: Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
MODULE 43: Schizophrenia and Other Disorders

Chapter 15. 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 Effect Questions

Book Details

  • Title: Exploring Psychology in Modules, 10th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 896 pages
  • Edition: 10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-01-01
  • ISBN-10: 1464154384
  • ISBN-13: 9781464154386
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