Tenth Edition   ©2016

Exploring Psychology in Modules

David G. Myers (Hope College) , C. Nathan DeWall (University of Kentucky)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-5438-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-5438-6; Format: Paper Text, 896 pages

New Co-Author, Nathan DeWall, University of Kentucky

As a researcher, DeWall explores the kinds of topics that resonate with students, includingclose relationships, self-control, and aggression. As an educator, he shares David Myers’ passion for reaching students through carefully crafted writing and engaging, meaningful activities, as well as for teaching with technology. Myers and DeWall work through all of the modules together, but for this edition, DeWall led the revision of:

  • the Biology of Behavior modules,
  • the Developing Through the Life Span modules,
  • the Stress, Health, and Human Flourishing modules, and
  • the Personality modules.

NEW Immersive Learning Activity, How Would You Know? (in LaunchPad)

Created by DeWall and Myers, these online activities show students how our understanding of psychology emerges from investigating fascinating research questions. Each activity begins with such a question, with students taking on the role of researcher, making key decisions about how to set up a study along the way. Working through the immersive activities, they experience important aspects of research methods and analysis, developing scientific literacy and critical thinking skills in the process. Topics include:

  • How Would You Know If Sleep Deprivation Affects Academic Performance?  
  • How Would You Know If People Can Learn to Reduce Anxiety? 
  • How Would You Know If Schizophrenia Is Inherited? 

New Visual Scaffolding Introductions for Each Group of Modules

These new openers go beyond the typical table of contents to offer a strikingly visual, highly memorable preview of the modules’ content milestones. The evocative, intriguing images draw students in immediately, and provide a structure (scaffolding) for learning the concepts to come.

Hundreds of New Citations

Myers and DeWall are perhaps best known for their ability to provide a thoroughly up-to-date view of psychological science. This new edition incorporates fascinating, relevant new findings throughout, based on their wide reading of the literature and extensive communications with colleagues.


Built to solve key challenges in this course, LaunchPad gives students everything they need to prepare for class and exams, while giving instructors everything they need to quickly set up a course, shape the content to their syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess homework, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

In LaunchPad

An interactive e-Book
integrates the text and all student media, including the new "How Would You Know?" activities and PsychSim 6.

LearningCurve adaptive quizzing gives individualized question sets and feedback based on each student’s correct and incorrect responses. All the questions are tied back to the e-Book to encourage students to read the book in preparation for class time and exams.

PsychSim 6 has arrived! Tom Ludwig’s fabulous new tutorials further strengthen LaunchPad’s abundance of helpful student activity resources.

The Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to assign and assess video-based activities and projects, and provides a convenient way for students to submit video coursework.

LaunchPad Gradebook gives a clear window on performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments.

A streamlined interface helps students manage their schedule of assignments, while social commenting tools let them connect with classmates, and learn from each other. 24/7 help is a click away, accessible from a link in the upper right-hand corner.

Optional pre-built units, curated by the authors, can be used as is or customized. Or choose not to use them and build your course from scratch.

Book-specific instructor resources include PowerPoint sets, textbook graphics, lecture and activity suggestions, test banks, and more.

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