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Psychology in Everyday Life

Paperback Engels 2019 9781319133726
Verkooppositie 9575
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Best-selling authors David Myers' and Nathan DeWall’s 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 the inclusive tone and the manageable, pedagogically-effective chapters. Instructors appreciate the authors’ encouraging students throughout to THINK critically, CONSIDER diverse perspectives, and IMPROVE their everyday life.

'Psychology in Everyday Life' is a complete and affordable resource for students at all levels. Dave Myers and Nathan DeWall work on the text and corresponding LaunchPad content so there is a tight connection between all aspects of the course. This edition is heavily updated to reflect the latest in psychological science and to further emphasize the value of thinking critically, considering diverse perspectives, and improving our everyday life. The following elements support this new theme in the fifth edition:


New "Psychological Science in a Post-Truth World" section in Chapter 1, with its new companion animated tutorial in LaunchPad.
"Thinking Critically About" infographics, with new companion activities in LaunchPad.

- New coverage on topics related to diversity and inclusion, especially the significantly revised Chapter 4, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.
- New historical timeline in Appendix F, with an emphasis on diverse voices.
- New classroom activities on topics related to diversity now included in the Instructor’s Resources.

- New Student Preface, "How to Apply Psychology to Live Your Best Life," focused on student success.
- New "Improve Your Everyday Life" feature throughout each chapter helps students apply psychology’s principles to their own lives.
- Assess Your Strengths activities in LaunchPad help make psychology’s concepts meaningful, memorable, and useful for students.


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Over Davis 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, by a 2010 Honored Scientist award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, by a 2010 Award for Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology, by a 2013 Presidential Citation from APA Division 2, by his 2015 election as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, and by three dozen 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 the American Psychologist. In addition to his scholarly writing and his textbooks for introductory and social psychology, he also 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 five general audience books, including The Pursuit of Happiness and Intuition: Its Powers and Perils. David Myers has chaired his city's Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college, community, and professional groups worldwide. Drawing on his experience, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology (see www.hearingloop.org). For his leadership, he received an American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award in 2011, and the Hearing Loss Association of America Walter T. Ridder Award in 2012. He bikes to work year-round and plays daily pick-up basketball. David and Carol Myers have raised two sons and a daughter, and have one granddaughter.

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Over Nathan DeWall

Nathan DeWall is professor of psychology and director of the Social Psychology Lab 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 2011 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. In 2011, the Association for Psychological Science identified DeWall as a "Rising Star" for "making significant contributions to the field of psychological science." DeWall conducts research on close relationships, self-control, and aggression. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, he has published over 170 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 outlets, including Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and National Public Radio. DeWall blogs for Psychology Today. He has lectured nationally and internationally, including in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, and Australia. Nathan is happily married to Alice DeWall and is the proud father of Beverly “Bevy” DeWall and brand-new baby Ellis DeWall. He enjoys playing with his two golden retrievers, Finnegan and Atticus. In his spare time, he writes novels, watches sports, tends his chickens and goats, and runs and runs and runs. He has braved all climates—from freezing to ferocious heat—to complete over 1000 miles’ worth of ultramarathons.

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Time Management: Or, How to Be a Great Student and Still Have a Life
Chapter 1: Psychology’s Roots, Big Ideas, and Critical Thinking Tools
Chapter 2: The Biology of Mind and Consciousness
Chapter 3: Developing Through the Life Span
Chapter 4: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 6: Learning
Chapter 7: Memory
Chapter 8: Thinking, Language, and Intelligence
Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 10: Stress, Health, and Human Flourishing
Chapter 11: Social Psychology
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Psychological Disorders
Chapter 14: Therapy

Appendix A: Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life
Appendix B: Psychology at Work
Appendix C: Subfields of Psychology
Appendix D: Complete Chapter Reviews
Appendix E: Answers to Chapter Test Questions

Name Index
Subject Index

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