Psychology in Everyday Life / Edition 2

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David Myers' briefest introduction to psychology speaks to all students regardless of their background or level of preparedness, with no assumptions made in the vocabulary, examples, or presentation. Students of all kinds are comfortable with Myers' manageable chapters, which include careful connections to associated visuals, comparative tables, and research-based pedagogy.

For this edition, there is something completely new to a Myers text: David Myers personally selected new coauthor. Nathan DeWall's enthusiasm for teaching and writing about psychological science makes him uniquely suited to join the worlds bestselling psychology textbook author. And with about 30 more pages of coverage, this edition has become an even stronger and more complete introduction to the science of psychology for courses of all kinds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429263948
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 47,174
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

After growing up in Seattle, David Myers spent his years at Whitworth College as a pre-med chemistry major. David worked summers in a hospital, took the medical college admissions test, and half completed his medical school applications before doing what so many students do: He changed his mind.


With fond memories of the one psychology course he had taken David took several more psychology courses during his senior year and was then welcomed by the University of Iowa. Since receiving his doctorate, David has spent his career in Michigan at a college called Hope. He has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections and students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him "outstanding professor.”


With support from National Science Foundation grants, David began his career doing research on the effects of group discussion, which led to articles appearing in more than two dozen scientific journals. Gradually, he transitioned to reporting on psychological science for students and the general public. In addition to his scholarly writing and his introductory and social psychology textbooks, he has also written for several dozen magazines and newspapers, and has authored general audience books on topics such as happiness, hearing loss, sexual orientation, and intuition.


David has chaired his city’s Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college and community groups. As a person with hearing loss, he writes and speaks in support of assistive listening technology that can broadcast public address and TV sound wirelessly to hearing aids (see bikes to work year-round and is typically the most "experienced” player in his daily noontime pick-up basketball games. David and Carol Myers have raised two technology professional sons and a daughter who is a health educator in South Africa.

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Table of Contents

Time Management: Or, How to Be a Great Student and Still Have a Life

1. Psychologys Roots, Big Ideas, and Critical Thinking Tools

2. The Biology of Mind and Consciousness

3. Developing Through the Life Span

4. Gender and Sexuality

5. Sensation and Perception

6. Learning

7. Memory

8. Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

9. Motivation and Emotion

10. Stress, Health, and Human Flourishing

11. Personality

12. Social Psychology

13. Psychological Disorders

14. Therapy

Appendix A: Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life
Appendix B: Psychology at Work
Appendix C: Subfields of Psychology

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