Updated Myers' Psychology for the AP® Course

Third Edition

Publication Date: June 01, 2020

Hardcover ISBN: 9781319362546

Pages: 1104

Specifically created for the AP® course framework

Announcing a new Myers' Psychology for the AP® Course, 3e Edition created specifically for the Fall 2019 AP® course framework!

You are likely familiar with the name Dr. David G. Myers. Now, he and his new co-author, Nathan DeWall, bring you a book that will allow...

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UNIT 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology
Part I Psychology's History and Approaches
Module 1 Psychology and Its History
Module 2 Today’s Psychology and Its Approaches
Module 3 Subfields in Psychology
Part II Research Methods: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
Module 4 The Need for Psychological Science
Module 5 The Scientific Method and Description
Module 6 Correlation and Experimentation
Module 7 Research Design and Ethics in Psychology
Module 8 Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life

UNIT 2: Biological Bases of Behavior
Part I Biological Bases of Behavior
Module 9 Biological Psychology and Neurotransmission
Module 10 The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Module 11 Studying the Brain, Older Brain Structures, and the Limbic System
Module 12 The Cerebral Cortex
Module 13 Brain Hemisphere Organization and the Biology of Consciousness
Module 14 Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences
Module 15 Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Human Nature
Part II States of Consciousness
Module 16 Sleep Patterns and Sleep Theories
Module 17 Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, and Dreams
Module 18 Psychoactive Drugs
Module 19 Understanding Consciousness and Hypnosis* (optional)

UNIT 3: Sensation and Perception
Module 20 Basic Concepts of Sensation and Perception
Module 21 Influences on Perception Module 22 Vision: Sensory and Perceptual Processing
Module 23 Visual Organization and Interpretation Module 24 Hearing
Module 25 The Other Senses

UNIT 4: Learning
Module 26 How We Learn and Classical Conditioning
Module 27 Operant Conditioning
Module 28 Operant Conditioning’s Applications, and Comparison to Classical Conditioning
Module 29 Biology, Cognition, and Learning
Module 30 Observational Learning

UNIT 5: Cognitive Psychology Part I Cognition
Module 31 Studying and Encoding Memories
Module 32 Storing and Retrieving Memories
Module 33 Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Improving Memory
Module 34 Thinking, Concepts, and Creativity
Module 35 Solving Problems and Making Decisions
Module 36 Thinking and Language Part II Testing and Individual Differences
Module 37 Introduction to Intelligence
Module 38 Assessing Intelligence
Module 39 The Dynamics of Intelligence
Module 40 Studying Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence
Module 41 Group Differences and the Question of Bias

UNIT 6: Developmental Psychology
Module 42 Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
Module 43 Infancy and Childhood: Physical Development
Module 44 Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development
Module 45 Infancy and Childhood: Social Development
Module 46 Gender Development
Module 47 Parents, Peers, and Early Experiences
Module 48 Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development
Module 49 Adolescence: Social Development and Emerging Adulthood
Module 50 Sexual Development
Module 51 Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, and Social Development

UNIT 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality
Part I Motivation, Emotion, and Stress
Module 52 Motivational Concepts
Module 53 Hunger Motivation
Module 54 Sexual Motivation
Module 55 Affiliation and Achievement
Module 56 Theories and Physiology of Emotion
Module 57 Expressing Emotion Module 58 Stress and Illness
Module 59 Health and Happiness
Part II Personality
Module 60 Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories
Module 61 Humanistic Theories
Module 62 Trait Theories Module 63 Social-Cognitive Theories
Module 64 Exploring the Self

UNIT 8: Clinical Psychology
Part I Abnormal Behavior
Module 65 Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 66 Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Module 67 Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, and Self-Injury
Module 68 Schizophrenia
Module 69 Other Disorders
Part II Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
Module 70 Introduction to Therapy, and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapies
Module 71 Behavior, Cognitive, and Group Therapies
Module 72 Evaluating Psychotherapies
Module 73 The Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders

UNIT 9: Social Psychology
Module 74 Attribution, Attitudes, and Actions
Module 75 Conformity and Obedience
Module 76 Group Behavior
Module 77 Prejudice and Discrimination
Module 78 Aggression
Module 79 Attraction
Module 80 Altruism, Conflict, and Peacemaking

Enrichment Modules
Module 81 Influences on Drug Use Module 82 Psychology at Work
Module 83 Animal Thinking and Language Appendices

Appendix A: Practice AP-Style Exam
Appendix B: AP Tips
Appendix C: Psychological Science’s Key Contributors
Appendix D: Preparing for Further Psychology Studies
Appendix E: Answers to Test Yourself Questions

Glossary / Glosario en Espanol