Psychology for High School
Eleventh Edition| ©2016New Edition Available David G. Myers; C. Nathan DeWall
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David Myers’ bestselling Psychology has reached a wider audience of students and instructors with each new edition. His new partnership with coauthor C. Nathan DeWall matches two dedicated educators and scholars, each passionate about teaching psychological science through writing and interactive media.With this new edition of the #1 bestselling Psychology, Myers and DeWall take full advantage of what an integrated text/media learning combination can do. New features move students from reading the chapter to actively learning online: How Would You Know puts students in the role of scientific researcher and includes tutorials on key research design principles; Assess Your Strengths self-tests help students learn a little more about themselves, and include tips about nurturing key strengths. These and other innovations rest on the same foundations that have always distinguished a new David Myers edition—exhaustive updating (hundreds of new citations), captivating writing, and the merging of rigorous science with a broad human perspective that engages both the mind and heart.
New to This Edition
Myers follows a meticulous revision process, including continuous wide reading, study, and correspondence. The process is enhanced with the help of dozens of commissioned reviews as well as unsolicited feedback from hundreds of instructors and students. All this keeps every edition on the cutting edge of major areas of psychology research, and entirely tuned in to the changing interests and needs of students.End of Chapter Self Tests Launchpad
Psychology, Eleventh Edition is accompanied by its own dedicated version of Worth Publishers’ breakthrough online course space, which offers:
- Pre-built Units for each chapter, curated by David Myers and C. Nathan DeWall, with media for that chapter organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course.
- All online resources for the text in one location, including an interactive e-book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, and the new How Would You Know and Assess Your Strengths features
- Intuitive and useful analytics, with a Gradebook that lets you see how your class is doing individually and as a whole.
- A streamlined and intuitive interface that lets instructors build an entire course in minutes.
In a game-like format, LearningCurve adaptive and formative quizzing helps get students more deeply involved in the coursework. It offers:
- A unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers.
- A Personalized Study Plan, to guide students’ preparation for class and for exams.
- Feedback for each question with live links to relevant e-book pages, guiding students to the reading they need to do to improve their areas of weakness.
This feature helps students connect what they are learning to their own lives, letting them conduct self-assessments with the same inventories and questionnaires researchers use across psychological science. Students will find additional information about the strength being tested (for example, personal growth initiative, social sensitivity, and short-term memory), as well as tips for nurturing that strength in their own lives.NEW Digital Feature, How Would You Know
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.
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Psychology for High School
Eleventh Edition| ©2016
David G. Myers; C. Nathan DeWall
Table of Contents
1. Thinking Critically With Psychological Science
2. The Biology of Mind
3. Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
4. Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity
5. Developing Through the Life Span
6. Sensation and Perception
9. Thinking and Language
11. What Drives Us: Hunger, Sex, Friendship, and Achievement
12. Emotions, Stress, and Health
13. Social Psychology
15. Psychological Disorders
Appendix B. Subfields of Psychology, by Jennifer Zwolinski
Appendix C. Complete Chapter Reviews
Appendix D. Answers to Test Yourself Questions
Psychology for High School
Eleventh Edition| 2016
David G. Myers; C. Nathan DeWall
David G. Myers
David Myers received his B.A. in chemistry from Whitworth University, and his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College, Michigan, where he has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections. Hope College students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him “outstanding professor.” His research and writings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, an Honored Scientist award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, an Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Social-Personality Psychology, a Presidential Citation from APA Division 2, election as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, and three honorary doctorates.
With support from National Science Foundation grants, Myers’ scientific articles have appeared in three dozen scientific periodicals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science, and American Psychologist. In addition to his scholarly and textbook writing, he digests psychological science for the general public. His writings have appeared in four dozen magazines, from Today’s Education to Scientific American. He also has authored six general audience books, including, in 2022, How Do We Know Ourselves? Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind. And he blogs about psychology and life at TalkPsych.com.
David Myers has chaired his city’s Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for low-income families, and spoken to hundreds of college, community, and professional groups worldwide. Drawing on his experience of hearing loss, which now includes a cochlear implant, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in U.S. assistive listening technology (see HearingLoop.org). For his leadership, he has received awards from the American Academy of Audiology, the hearing industry, and the Hearing Loss Association of America.
David and Carol Myers met and married while undergraduates, and have raised sons Peter and Andrew, and a daughter, Laura. They have one grandchild, Allie.
C. Nathan DeWall
Nathan DeWall is professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social psychology from Florida State University. DeWall received the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Association for Psychological Science identified DeWall as a “Rising Star” early in his career for “making significant contributions to the field of psychological science.” He has been included in the top 1 percent of all cited scientists in psychology and psychiatry on the Institute for Scientific Information list, according to the Web of Science. DeWall conducts research on close relationships, self-control, aggression, the psychology of religion, and intellectual humility. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation, he has published 225 scientific articles and chapters. DeWall’s research awards include the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Research on Aggression, and the Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity. His research has been covered by numerous media and entertainment outlets, including Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, National Public Radio, The Guardian, the BBC, and Netflix. He has lectured nationally and internationally, including in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Australia, and France.
Nathan is happily married to Alice DeWall and is the proud father of Beverly “Bevy” and Ellis. He also enjoys taking care of the family dog, “Artie.” As an ultramarathon runner, he completed numerous races, including the Badwater 135 in 2017 (dubbed “the World’s toughest foot race”). In his spare time now, he enjoys hiking, attending live concerts, setting up and maintaining aquariums, watching sports, and playing guitar and singing in local rock bands.
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