Psychology (High School Printing)
Ninth Edition   ©2010

Psychology (High School Printing)

David G. Myers (Hope College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-1637-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-1637-1; Format: Cloth Text, 928 pages
  • For Institutions:$175.94
Over 1200 New Citations
The extraordinary number of new references makes this the most extensively updated new edition ever.

Streamlined Presentation
Myers’s Psychology is now 16 chapters—51 pages shorter than the previous edition. Achieved by tightening the writing, combining chapters, and reducing the number of repetitive examples, the streamlining has not, however, changed much of the organization of concepts.

Significantly Revised Chapter on Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind (Chapter 3)
The chapter now follows the neuroscience chapter to appropriately reflect the cognitive neuroscience connection. There is more emphasis on neuroscience studies of consciousness and on today’s concept of dual processing.

Combined Chapters on Sensation and Perception (Chapter 6) and on Emotions, Stress, and Health (Chapter 12)
Combining these chapters saves a few pages, and provides an organization that is easier to fit into a one-term course.

Expanding Coverage of Cultural and Gender Diversity
This edition presents an even more thoroughly cross-cultural perspective on psychology. Discussion of cultural and gender diversity begins on the first page and continues throughout the text, with a rich range of new examples and new photos (with thought-provoking captions) that showcase the diversity of cultures within North America, as well as across the globe.

Increasing Integration of the Clinical Perspective
With helpful guidance from clinical psychologist colleagues, the Ninth Edition brings in more ideas from the contemporary clinical view of concepts within psychology, especially in the chapters on personality, psychological disorders, and therapy.

New Inquiry-based Pedagogy
Numbered Questions establish learning objectives for each significant section of text (around 10-15 per chapter) and direct student reading.

"Before You Move On" features are found at the end of each major section of text, and include: Ask Yourself questions, which encourage students to apply new concepts to their own experiences, thus making the material more meaningful (and memorable).
Test Yourself questions (with answers in an appendix) that assess student mastery and encourage big picture thinking.

Chapter-ending Review sections repeat the Numbered Questions and address them with a narrative summary followed by page-referenced Terms and Concepts to Remember.

New Art Program
The illustrations in Psychology, Ninth Edition, bring both a fresh new look and enhanced learning value to the text.

APA Learning Goals and Outcomes for Psychology Majors
In 2002, the APA established Learning Goals and Outcomes for psychology majors. Psychology, Ninth Edition, offers a detailed guide (available at the Companion Web Site) showing instructors how the new edition corresponds to those goals and outcomes.

*AP is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.