Tenth Edition   ©2016

Exploring Psychology

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-5407-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-5407-2; Format: Paper Text, 896 pages

New Co-Author, Nathan DeWall, University of Kentucky

As a researcher, DeWall explores the kinds of topics that resonate with students—close relationships, self-control, aggression, and others. As an educator, he shares David Myers’ passion for reaching students through carefully crafted writing and engaging, meaningful activities, as well as for teaching with technology. Myers and DeWall work through all of the chapters together, but for this edition, DeWall led the revision of:

  • The Biology of Behavior (Ch. 2),
  • Developing Through the Life Span (Ch. 4),
  • Stress, Health, and Human Flourishing (Ch. 11), and
  • Personality (Ch. 13)

NEW Immersive Learning Activity, How Would You Know (in LaunchPad)

Created by DeWall and Myers, these online activities show students how our understanding of psychology emerges from investigating fascinating research questions. Each activity begins with such a question, with students taking on the role of researcher, making key decisions about how to set up a study along the way Working through the immersive activities, they experience important aspects of research methods and analysis, developing scientific literacy and critical thinking skills in the process. Topics include:

  • How Would You Know If Sleep Deprivation Affects Academic Performance?  
  • How Would You Know If People Can Learn to Reduce Anxiety? 
  • How Would You Know If Schizophrenia Is Inherited? 

New Visual Scaffolding Chapter Openers

These new openers go beyond the typical table of contents to offer a strikingly visual, highly memorable preview of the chapter’s content milestones. The evocative, intriguing images draw students in immediately, and provide a structure (scaffolding) for learning the concepts to come.

Hundreds of New Citations

Myers and DeWall are perhaps best known for their ability to provide a thoroughly up-to-date view of psychological science. This new edition incorporates fascinating, relevant new findings throughout, based on their wide reading of the literature and extensive communications with colleagues.

LaunchPad

Built to solve key challenges in this course, LaunchPad gives students everything they need to prepare for class and exams, while giving instructors everything they need to quickly set up a course, shape the content to their syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess homework, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

In LaunchPad

An interactive e-Book
integrates the text and all student media, including the new "How Would You Know?" and updated PsychSim 6 activities.

LearningCurve adaptive quizzing gives individualized question sets and feedback based on each student’s correct and incorrect responses. All the questions are tied back to the e-Book to encourage students to read the book in preparation for classtime and exams.

PsychSim 6 redefines what’s possible with interactive psychology simulations. With its new look, new format, and new resources—and mobile web compatibility—it immerses students in the world of psychological research like never before, placing them in the role of scientist or subject in activities that highlight important concepts, processes, and experimental approaches.

The Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to assign and assess video-based activities and projects, and provides a convenient way for students to submit video coursework.

LaunchPad Gradebook gives a clear window on performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments.

A streamlined interface helps students manage their schedule of assignments, while social commenting tools let them connect with classmates, and learn from each other. 24/7 help is a click away, accessible from a link in the upper righthand corner.

Optional pre-built chapter units, curated by the authors, can be used as is or customized. Or choose not to use them and build your course from scratch.

Book-specific instructor resources include PowerPoint sets, textbook graphics, lecture and activity suggestions, test banks, and more.

Offers Easy LMS integration into your school’s learning management system.