With every carefully revised, meticulously updated edition, Psychology by David Myers and Nathan DeWall continues to be the best-selling introductory psychology program. And students don't just use it—they love it. How do we know? They tell us.
Students regularly contact the authors with feedback and appreciation for producing a text that is both enlightening and engaging. With wit and humor, and through poignant personal stories, Drs. Myers and DeWall lead you on an exciting journey through psychological science.
Trusted author team. Psychology offers the quality of writing and resources that instructors and students can rely on. This quality extends to the supplements and media which are author-driven and integrated with the textbook.
UPDATED "Assess Your Strengths" online activities. Now available with each chapter, the significantly revised Assess Your Strengths activities ask students to apply what they are learning from the text to their own lives and experiences by considering key “strengths.” For each of these activities, the authors start by offering a personalized video introduction, explaining how that strength ties in to the content of the chapter. Next, they ask students to assess themselves on the strength (critical thinking, quality of sleep, self-control, relationship strength, healthy belonging, hope, and more) using scales developed by researchers across psychological science. After showing students their results, the authors offer tips for nurturing that strength in students’ own lives. Finally, students take a quiz to help solidify their learning.
How Would You Know online activities.
These online activities engage students in the scientific process, showing how psychological research begins with a question—and how key decision points can alter the meaning and value of a psychological study. In a fun, interactive environment, students learn about important aspects of research methods and analysis, such as random assignment, validity, and reliability.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
More than 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.
Because 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 more than 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.