Twelfth Edition   ©2018


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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05062-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05062-7; Format: Cloth Text, 896 pages

Over 1100 new citations. With so much happening in psychological science, this new edition includes more than 1100 new citations to engage students and give them the most current view of the field. For a summary of changes, chapter-by-chapter, see the catalog page.

Visuals often tell a better story than words. New infographics have been added to each chapter to engage students in thinking critically about key psychological concepts (parenting styles, gender bias, group polarization, therapeutic lifestyle changes, and more).

NEW "Concept Practice" activities. With over 120 activities covering topics across the full spectrum of introductory psychology, Concept Practice offers an effective interactive way to help students understand basic information about the course's foundational ideas. Each brief activity (only five minutes to complete) addresses one or two concepts, in a consistent format -- review, practice, quiz, and conclusion -- in which each section must be completed before students can move forward.

Reduced length. With more to do in the intro psych course- -and with less time- - the authors have reduced the length of the Twelfth Edition by 50 pages to help you cover as much content as possible.

New Media Option!
Achieve Read & Practice
Achieve Read & Practice
marries Macmillan Learning’s mobile-accessible eBook with the acclaimed LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. It is an easy-to-use yet exceptionally powerful teaching and learning option that streamlines the process of increasing student engagement and understanding. instructors can assign reading simply, students can complete assignments on any device, and the cost is significantly less than that of a printed book.

With Achieve Read & Practice:
• Instructors can arrange and assign chapters and sections from the eBook in any sequence they prefer.
• Assignments come with LearningCurve quizzes offering individualized question sets, feedback, and eBook references that adapt to correct and incorrect answers. If students struggle with a particular topic, they are encouraged to re-read the material and answer a few short additional questions.
• The Read & Practice gradebook tracks student performance individually and for the whole class, helping instructors prepare for class and one-on-one discussions.