David G. Myers ; C. Nathan DeWall
Best-selling authors There are no presumptions made in the vocabulary, examples, or presentation of David Myers and Nathan DeWall’s shortest possible introduction to psychology. This ensures that the material is accessible to all students, regardless of their prior knowledge or level of readiness. Students of all stripes report feeling at ease in the environment created by the welcoming tone and the pedagogically sound organization of the chapters. The authors’ consistent encouragement throughout the text for students to CRITICALLY THINK, CONSIDER a variety of perspectives, and IMPROVE their day-to-day lives is much appreciated by teachers. Students of all levels can benefit from this comprehensive and reasonably priced resource, which is titled Psychology in Everyday Life. The text and the content that corresponds to it on LaunchPad are being worked on by Dave Myers and Nathan DeWall to ensure that there is a strong connection between all aspects of the course. This edition has undergone significant revisions to incorporate the most recent findings in the field of psychological research and to further emphasize the significance of critical thinking, taking into account a variety of viewpoints, and making improvements in our day-to-day lives. The following components contribute to the fifth edition’s development of this new theme: THINK CRITICALLY: New section in Chapter 1 titled “Psychological Science in a Post-Truth World,” along with a new animated tutorial that accompanies it and can be found in LaunchPad. Infographics on “Thinking Critically About” topics, with new activities to go along with them available in LaunchPad. TAKE INTO ACCOUNT A VARIETY OF PERSPECTIVES: New information on a variety of subjects pertaining to diversity and inclusion, particularly in the substantially updated chapter 4 on sexuality, gender, and gender identity. Appendix F has been updated with a new historical timeline that places an emphasis on various voices. The Instructor’s Resources have been updated to include brand new activities for the classroom that focus on different aspects of diversity. IMPROVE YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE The topic of the New Student Preface, “How to Apply Psychology to Live Your Best Life,” was centered on the accomplishments of students. Students are helped to apply the principles of psychology to their own lives through the use of a new feature called “Improve Your Everyday Life,” which appears throughout each chapter. Students find the concepts of psychology more meaningful, memorable, and applicable after participating in the Launchpad activities known as Assess Your Strengths.