Second Edition   ©2015

Myers' Psychology for AP®

David G. Myers (Hope College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-1307-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-1307-9; Format: Cloth Text, 1104 pages
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Psychology’s History and Approaches
Module 1: Psychology’s History
Module 2: Psychology's Big Issues and Approaches
Module 3: Careers in Psychology
Research Methods: Thinking Critically With Psychological Science

Module 4: The Need for Psychological Science
Module 5: The Scientific Method and Description
Module 6: Correlation and Experimentation
Module 7: Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life
Module 8: Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology
Unit III
Biological Bases of Behavior

Module 9: Biological Psychology and Neurotransmission
Module 10: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Module 11: Studying the Brain, and Older Brain Structures
Module 12: The Cerebral Cortex
Module 13: Brain Hemisphere Organization and the Biology of Consciousness
Module 14: Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual Differences
Module 15: Evolutionary Psychology: Understanding Human Nature
Unit IV
Sensation and Perception

Module 16: Basic Principles of Sensation and Perception
Module 17: Influences on Perception
Module 18: Vision
Module 19: Visual Organization and Interpretation
Module 20: Hearing
Module 21: The Other Senses
Unit V
States of Consciousness

Module 22: Understanding Consciousness and Hypnosis
Module 23: Sleep Patterns and Sleep Theories
Module 24: Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, and Dreams
Module 25: Psychoactive Drugs
Unit VI

Module 26: How We Learn and Classical Conditioning
Module 27: Operant Conditioning
Module 28: Operant Conditioning’s Applications, and Comparison to Classical Conditioning
Module 29: Biology, Cognition, and Learning
Module 30: Learning by Observation
Unit VII

Module 31: Studying and Building Memories
Module 32: Memory Storage and Retrieval
Module 33: Forgetting, Memory Construction, and Memory Improvement
Module 34: Thinking, Concepts, and Creativity
Module 35: Solving Problems and Making Decisions
Module 36: Thinking and Language
Motivation, Emotion, and Stress

Module 37: Motivational Concepts
Module 38: Hunger Motivation
Module 39: Sexual Motivation
Module 40: Social Motivation: Affiliation Needs
Module 41: Theories and Physiology of Emotion
Module 42: Expressed Emotion
Module 43: Stress and Health
Module 44: Stress and Illness
Unit IX
Developmental Psychology

Module 45: Developmental Issues, Prenatal Development, and the Newborn
Module 46: Infancy and Childhood: Physical Development
Module 47: Infancy and Childhood: Cognitive Development
Module 48: Infancy and Childhood: Social Development
Module 49: Gender Development
Module 50: Parents, Peers, and Early Experiences
Module 51: Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development
Module 52: Adolescence: Social Development and Emerging Adulthood
Module 53: Sexual Development
Module 54: Adulthood: Physical, Cognitive, and Social Development
Unit X

Module 55: Freud’s Psychoanalytic Perspective: Exploring the Unconscious
Module 56: Psychodynamic Theories and Modern Views of the Unconscious
Module 57: Humanistic Theories
Module 58: Trait Theories
Module 59: Social-Cognitive Theories and Exploring the Self
Unit XI
Testing and Individual Differences

Module 60: Introduction to Intelligence
Module 61: Assessing Intelligence
Module 62: The Dynamics of Intelligence
Module 63: Studying Genetic and Environmental Influences on Intelligence
Module 64: Group Differences and the Question of Bias
Unit XII
Abnormal Behavior

Module 65: Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Module 66: Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Module 67: Mood Disorders
Module 68: Schizophrenia
Module 69: Other Disorders
Treatment of Abnormal Behavior

Module 70: Introduction to Therapy, and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapies
Module 71: Behavior, Cognitive, and Group Therapies
Module 72: Evaluating Psychotherapies and Prevention Strategies
Module 73: The Biomedical Therapies
Unit XIV
Social Psychology

Module 74: Attribution, Attitudes, and Actions
Module 75: Conformity and Obedience
Module 76: Group Behavior
Module 77: Prejudice and Discrimination
Module 78: Aggression
Module 79: Attraction
Module 80: Altruism, Conflict, and Peacemaking Enrichment Modules
Module 81: Influences on Drug Use
Module 82: Psychology at Work
Module 83: Experienced Emotion: Anger and Happiness
Module 84: Human Flourishing
Module 85: Animal Thinking and Language
Appendix A: Practice AP®-Style Exam
Appendix B: AP® Exam Tips
Appendix C: Psychological Science’s Key Contributors
Appendix D: Preparing for Further Psychology Studies
Appendix E: Answers to Test Yourself Questions
Glossary / Glosario en Español
Name Index
Subject Index
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