Fourteenth Edition

Publication Date: April 15, 2024

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Pages: 928

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Myers’ Psychology continues to be shaped by basic goals David Myers established at the outset, to connect students to high-impact research, to focus on developing critical thinking skills, and to present a multicultural perspective on psychology, so all students can see themselves in the text, and...
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Instructor Preface
Student Preface: Skills for Student Success: How to Apply Psychology to Live Your Best Life

CHAPTER 1: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science (Modules 1–3)
1 The History and Scope of Psychology
2 Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions
3 Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life

CHAPTER 2: The Biology of Mind (Modules 4–7)
4 Neural and Hormonal Systems
5 Tools of Discovery: Having Our Head Examined
6 Brain Regions and Structures
7 Damage Responses and Brain Hemispheres

CHAPTER 3: Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind (Modules 8–10)
8 Basic Consciousness Concepts
9 Sleep and Dreams
10 Drugs and Consciousness

CHAPTER 4: Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity (Modules 11–13)
11 Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences
12 Evolutionary Psychology: Explaining Human Nature and Nurture
13 Cultural and Gender Diversity: Understanding Nature and Nurture

CHAPTER 5: Developing Through the Life Span (Modules 14–17)
14 Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
15 Infancy and Childhood
16 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
17 Adulthood

CHAPTER 6: Sensation and Perception (Modules 18–20)
18 Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception
19 Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing
20 Hearing, Skin, Chemical, and Body Senses

CHAPTER 7: Learning (Modules 21–23)
21 Basic Learning Concepts and Classical Conditioning
22 Operant Conditioning
23 Biology, Cognition, and Learning

CHAPTER 8: Memory (Modules 24–26)
24 Studying and Encoding Memories
25 Storing and Retrieving Memories
26 Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory

CHAPTER 9: Thinking and Language (Modules 27–28)
27 Thinking
28 Language and Thought

CHAPTER 10: Intelligence (Modules 29–31)
29 What Is Intelligence?
30 Intelligence Assessment and Dynamics
31 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence

CHAPTER 11: What Drives Us: Hunger, Sex, Belongingness, and Achievement (Modules 32–35)
32 Basic Motivational Concepts
33 Hunger
34 Sexual Motivation
35 Affiliation and Achievement

CHAPTER 12: Emotions, Stress, and Health (Modules 36–40)
36 Introduction to Emotion
37 Expressing Emotion
38 Experiencing Emotion
39 Stress and Illness
40 Health and Coping

CHAPTER 13: Social Psychology (Modules 41–44)
41 Social Thinking
42 Social Influence
43 Antisocial Relations
44 Prosocial Relations

CHAPTER 14: Personality (Modules 45–47)
45 Introduction to Personality and Psychodynamic Theories
46 Humanistic Theories and Trait Theories
47 Social-Cognitive Theories and the Self

CHAPTER 15: Psychological Disorders (Modules 48–53)
48 Introduction to Psychological Disorders
49 Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
50 Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders
51 Schizophrenia
52 Dissociative, Personality, and Eating Disorders
53 Neurodevelopmental Disorders

CHAPTER 16: Therapy (Modules 54–56)
54 Introduction to Therapy and the Psychological Therapies
55 Evaluating Psychotherapies
56 The Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders
Appendix A: The Story of Psychology: A Timeline
Appendix B: Career Fields in Psychology
Appendix C: Psychology at Work
Appendix D: Complete Module Reviews
Appendix E: Answers to Retrieval Practice and Module Test Questions


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