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The psychology course is often a student favorite because it’s so relevant to our everyday lives. And like all Myers and DeWall texts, Psychology in Everyday Life delivers an enjoyable and entertaining read, complete with the latest research and an eye-catching design. Unlike other Myers/DeWall books, this is a brief offering that makes no assumptions about a student's background or experiences. This book is written with the diversity of your students in mind.
Why do we call this the book of no assumptions? Why does it matter?
Consider your student population. Now consider how the authors approach these topics. Will this help support your instruction?
- Gender: Extensive coverage of gender roles and gender identity and the increasing diversity of choices men and women can make.
- Culture: No assumptions about readers’ cultural backgrounds or experiences.
- Economics: No references to backyards, summer camp, vacations.
- Education: No assumptions about past or current learning environments; writing is accessible to all.
- Physical Abilities: No assumptions about full vision, hearing, movement.
- Life Experiences: Examples are included from urban, suburban, and rural/outdoor settings.
Features make this text a favorite for students—The Personal Approach:
- The Authors’ voices. Students connect with this book on a personal level and show it by sending the authors unsolicited fan mail almost weekly.
- *Design and appeal. The look of this book is intentionally designed to represent a little magazine, a little webpage, or a little blog. The goal is to encourage students to read and connect with the content.
- Relevance. Through personal stories, the authors invite students to apply the content and concepts to their own lives.
Features make this text a favorite for teachers—The Eight Guiding Principles:
- To teach critical thinking.
- To integrate principles and applications.
- To reinforce learning at every step.
- To exemplify the process of inquiry.
- To be as up-to-date as possible.
- To put facts in the service of concepts.
- To enhance comprehension by providing continuity.
- To convey respect for human unity and diversity.