This modules-based version of Myers’ Psychology tenth edition breaks down the book’s 16 chapters into 54 short modules. The condensed text allows students to better grasp and explore psychological concepts. It also makes for more flexibility in teaching, as cross-references to other chapters have been replaced with brief explanations.
About the Author
DAVID G. MYERS is John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College, Michigan, USA, where he has taught dozens of Introductory Psychology courses. He has contributed articles to a number of scientific periodicals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science and the American Psychologist, as well as digests of psychological science in magazines for the general public.
I have used Amazon to buy all of my text books for the semester. I got a pretty decent deal. HOWEVER, they do not advertise the product effectively. I bought this anticipating that I’d be getting the TEXTBOOK, not the study guide, only to look at my orders page and see that it’s the STUDY GUIDE. They advertise the textbook as being in hardcover and paperback. They don’t tell you that the paper back is actually the study guide. I ended up buying the book from my school’s bookstore in the end, which is alright. But next time, they should SAY it’s the study guide in the title of the product, not the textbook. I didn’t notice until it was too late and I can’t cancel my order. Just as well. I’m going to change to psychology as a major, so this will probably be really helpful. Just PAY ATTENTION. I looked at many different books and many different methods. I ended up choosing amazon because it was cheaper and I actually saved about 40$, when you add in the cost of the book from the book store. That’s enough to fill my car up completely!
Like many of you here today, I had to buy this book for a college psychology class, introductory level. It served its purpose well by covering a wide variety of topics. The brain, human development, learning, memory, personality, motivation, emotions, psychological disorders, therapy, social psychology… The book gives an overview of just about everything a newbie needs to know.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a fun read–it is a textbook after all–but never did it feel painful. The text has pinches of humor in it, pictures to illustrate the main points, and some comics to go along with the reading. Not to mention a lot of it is pretty interesting, applicable to everyday life. It makes its points clearly, not relying on heavy jargon, yet doesn’t talk down to readers either.
At times, it gives so many examples of research to back up its point that it’s easy to get lost in very specific statistics. Just focus on the main point the statistics and findings are supporting. Also, sections discussing the biology of the brain can get very confusing–something relatively unavoidable. As a whole, though, the text is a relatively smooth read. Plus, the margins are nice and large, allowing students to take plenty of notes.
However, I don’t think you have to be in school to get something out of this textbook. I, for one, am a writer and editor who does not specialize in psychology at all, but I’ve already consulted this book on a few occasions. It provides solid research to back up claims that are relevant to our lives. For instance, is violent media linked to actual violent behavior? Is “letting your anger out” better than holding it in? How does war affect our soldiers? Are job interviews accurate? What logical fallacies do you often find lurking in the news and everyday conversation? How effective is therapy? This text addresses these issues and many, many more. In many cases, it refutes common assumptions people make. It also acknowledges situations in which there is disagreement over a certain point, but without forcing anything on the reader.
If you need a broad overview of psychology for any reason, I can recommend this book. And even if you think you only need it for school, I’d recommend keeping it afterwards. Besides, if you like wowing people with random knowledge, there’s all sorts of interesting trivia in here. Overall, this is one of the best textbooks I got during my undergraduate years, and I’m sure it can be of use in many different situations.
Book is a great companion piece for the textbook. Helps my students be more successful in studying for the unit exams.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 778 pages
- Publisher: Worth Publishers; Tenth Edition edition (February 22, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1464102619
- ISBN-13: 978-1464102615
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.4 x 1.3 inches