Eleventh Edition   ©2019

Exploring Psychology

David G. Myers (Hope College) , C. Nathan DeWall (University of Kentucky)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-10419-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-10419-1; Format: Paper Text, 832 pages

Psychology TODAY! With 900 new citations in the Eleventh Edition, instructors know they will get the most up-to-date view of the field--a trademark of the Myers/DeWall texts.  Every paragraph has been updated and improved, with new coverage of diversity (cultural, racial, gender identity, belief system, and sexual orientation); “post-truth world” realities (with a new animated tutorial for students from the authors); sexual aggression and how attitudes change by place and over time (including a new infographic in Chapter 5); critical thinking (with at least one new “Thinking Critically About” infographic in each chapter); and all the latest from the field on topics such as epigenetics, cognitive neuroscience, therapeutic lifestyle change, and biomedical therapies. 

New ENGAGE icons highlight where the authors offer students hands-on applications of  the concepts , and RETAIN icons flag for students the most  important opportunities to review and remember what they’re reading. The authors choose all of their examples and illustrations, and develop their pedagogy with these goals in mind; the new icons point out key elements.

New “Ask Yourself” questions throughout the book help students further engage with the course content.  This new feature, along with the updated Assess Your Strengths self-assessment activities in LaunchPad, help students make the material personally meaningful, and therefore more memorable. 

Active Learning Classroom Activities throughout the Instructor’s Resource Manual help engage students and improve their retention.

New in Media
NEW Audiobook
  With this professionally-narrated audiobook (the first of its kind!), students can catch up while they are on the go.  And some students just prefer to learn this way—listening to the authors’ beautiful writing coming to life.

NEW Achieve Read & Practice  Marrying our new, mobile-accessible eBook with the acclaimed LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, this easy-to-use yet exceptionally powerful teaching and learning option streamlines the process of increasing student engagement and retention. Instructors can easily assign reading, students can complete assignments on any device, and the price offers students a truly affordable option. It is Learning Made Simple. Learn more at <macmillanlearning.com/readandpractice>.

NEW in LaunchPad

  • NEW mobile-compatible eBook (fully compliant with accessibility standards) can now go with any student, anywhere. 
  • NEW Concept Practice collection offers 120 dynamic, interactive mini-tutorials that teach and reinforce the course’s foundational ideas.  Each brief activity (only 5 minutes to complete) addresses one or two concepts, in a consistent format--review, practice, quiz, and conclusion.
  • NEW and REVISED Assess Your Strengths activities allow student to apply what they are learning from the text to their own lives and experiences by considering key “strengths.” Each activity starts with a video introduction by the authors explaining how that strength ties in to the content of the chapter.  Next, students assess themselves on the strength (critical thinking, quality of sleep, self-control, relationship strength, belonging, hope, and more) using scales developed by researchers across psychological science.  After students learn their results, they are offered tips for nurturing that strength in their own lives.  Lastly, students take a quiz to help solidify their learning.