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Myers' Psychology for the AP® Course

Fourth Edition

Publication Date: July 01, 2024

Hardcover ISBN: 9781319281168

Pages: 1040

Myers’ Psychology is your safe harbor in the storm.

The best AP® psychology textbook is back and better than ever! Perfectly aligned to the new course framework, Myers’ Psychology for the AP® Course, fourth edition delivers the wit and poignant personal stories that you love as well as the new AP® skills development that you need. Also new...
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Unit 0: An Introduction to Psychology Science Practices: Research Methods and Data Interpretation

Module 0.1 The Scientific Attitude, Critical Thinking, and Developing Arguments

Module 0.2 The Need for Psychological Science

Module 0.3 The Scientific Method and Description

Module 0.4 Correlation and Experimentation

Module 0.5 Research Design and Ethics in Psychology  

Module 0.6 Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life

Unit 0 AP® Practice Questions

Unit 1: Biological Bases of Behavior

Module 1.1 Interaction of Heredity and Environment

Module 1.2 Overview of the Nervous System

Module 1.3A The Neuron and Neural Firing: Neural Communication and the Endocrine System

Module 1.3B The Neuron and Neural Firing: Substance Use Disorders and Psychoactive Drugs

Module 1.4A The Brain: Neuroplasticity and Tools of Discovery

Module 1.4B The Brain: Brain Regions and Structures

Module 1.4C The Brain: Damage Response and Brain Hemispheres

Module 1.5A Sleep: Consciousness

Module 1.5B Sleep: Sleep Stages and Theories

Module 1.5C Sleep: Sleep Loss, Sleep Disorders, and Dreams

Module 1.6A Sensation: Basic Concepts

Module 1.6B Sensation: Vision 

Module 1.6C Sensation: Hearing 

Module 1.6D Sensation: Skin, Chemical, and Body Senses and Sensory Interaction

Unit 1 AP® Practice Questions

Unit 2: Cognition

Module 2.1A Perception: Influences on Perception

Module 2.1B Perception: Perceptual Organization and Interpretation

Module 2.2A Thinking, Problem-Solving, Judgments, and Decision-Making: Concepts and Creativity

Module 2.2B Thinking, Problem-Solving, Judgments, and Decision-Making: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Module 2.3 Introduction to Memory

Module 2.4 Encoding Memories

Module 2.5 Storing Memories

Module 2.6 Retrieving Memories

Module 2.7 Forgetting and Other Memory Challenges

Module 2.8A Intelligence and Achievement: Theories of Intelligence

Module 2.8B Intelligence and Achievement: Assessing Intelligence

Module 2.8C Intelligence and Achievement: Stability of, and Influences on, Intelligence 

Module 2.8D Intelligence and Achievement: Group Differences and the Question of Bias

Unit 2 AP® Practice Questions

Unit 3: Development and Learning

Module 3.1 Themes and Methods in Developmental Psychology

Module 3.2A Physical Development Across the Lifespan: Prenatal Development, Infancy, and Childhood

Module 3.2B Physical Development Across the Lifespan: Adolescence and Adulthood

Module 3.3A Gender and Sexual Orientation: Gender Development

Module 3.3B Gender and Sexual Orientation: The Biology and Psychology of Sex

Module 3.3C Gender and Sexual Orientation: Sexual Orientation

Module 3.4 Cognitive Development Across the Life Span

Module 3.5 Communication and Language Development

Module 3.6A Social-Emotional Development Across the Life Span: Infancy and Childhood

Module 3.6B Social-Emotional Development Across the Life Span: Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, and Adulthood

Module 3.7A Classical Conditioning: Basic Concepts

Module 3.7B Classical Conditioning: Applications and Biological Limits

Module 3.8A Operant Conditioning: Basic Concepts

Module 3.8B Operant Conditioning: Applications, Biological Limits, and Contrasts with Classical Conditioning

Module 3.9 Social, Cognitive, and Neurological Factors in Learning

Unit 3 AP® Practice Questions

Unit 4: Social and Personality

Module 4.1 Attribution Theory and Person Perception

Module 4.2 Attitude Formation and Attitude Change

Module 4.3A Psychology of Social Situations: Conformity and Obedience

Module 4.3B Psychology of Social Situations: Group Behavior

Module 4.3C Psychology of Social Situations: Aggression

Module 4.3D Psychology of Social Situations: Attraction

Module 4.3E Psychology of Social Situations: Altruism, Conflict, and Peacemaking

Module 4.4 Introduction to Personality

Module 4.5A Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Theories of Personality: Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories

Module 4.5B Psychoanalytic and Humanistic Theories of Personality: Humanistic Theories

Module 4.6A Social-Cognitive and Trait Theories of Personality: Trait Theories

Module 4.6B Social-Cognitive and Trait Theories of Personality: Social-Cognitive Theories

Module 4.6C Social-Cognitive and Trait Theories of Personality: Exploring the Self

Module 4.7A Motivation: Motivational Concepts

Module 4.7B Motivation: Affiliation and Achievement

Module 4.7C Motivation: Hunger Motivation

Module 4.8A Emotion: Theories and Physiology of Emotion

Module 4.8B Emotion: Expressing and Experiencing Emotion

Unit 4 AP® Practice Questions

Unit 5: Mental and Physical Health

Module 5.1A Introduction to Health Psychology: Stress and Illness

Module 5.1B Introduction to Health Psychology: Coping With Stress

Module 5.2A Positive Psychology: Positive Emotions and Positive Traits

Module 5.2B Positive Psychology: Enhancing Well-Being

Module 5.3 Explaining and Classifying Psychological Disorders

Module 5.4A Selection of Categories of Psychological Disorders: Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Module 5.4B Selection of Categories of Psychological Disorders: Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders

Module 5.4C Selection of Categories of Psychological Disorders: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Module 5.4D Selection of Categories of Psychological Disorders: Dissociative Disorders, Personality Disorders, Feeding and Eating Disorders, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Module 5.5A Treatment of Psychological Disorders: Introduction to Therapy, and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapies

Module 5.5B Treatment of Psychological Disorders: Behavior, Cognitive, and Group Therapies

Module 5.5C Treatment of Psychological Disorders: Evaluating Psychotherapies

Module 5.5D Treatment of Psychological Disorders: The Biomedical Therapies and Preventing Psychological Disorders

Unit 5 AP® Practice Questions

Enrichment Modules

Influences on Drug Use

Psychology at Work

Animal Thinking and Language 

Appendix A Practice AP-Style Exam

Appendix B Preparing for Further Psychology Studies

Appendix C Answers to Examine the Concept Questions



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