Psychology (Myers)

Psychology (Myers) Author(s): David G. Myers, C. Nathan DeWall

Difference between 11th and 10th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 11th and 10th editions

  • Period between previous and current publications: 4 years (2011 vs 2015).
  • The First Edition of Psychology was written by David G. Myers, a professor of psychology at Hope College in Michigan, in 1986.
  • New co-author - Nathan DeWall, professor of University of Kentucky.
  • New How Would You Know? feature in LaunchPad.
  • Prologue:
    • Contemporary Psychology section substantially updated.
    • Updated table on current perspectives in psychology.
  • Chapter 1:
    • Definition of intuition with new illustration and current event examples.
    • Naturalistic observations on Twitter message moods, and on international Facebook friendships.
    • Research examples on the placebo effect.
    • Research demonstrating the consequences of statistical illiteracy.
  • Chapter 2:
    • Experiment on how the endocrine system enables the persistence of emotions even without conscious awareness of their cause.
    • Research example of woman with damaged amygdala experiencing no fear.
    • Updated material on the somatosensory cortex.
    • High-resolution diffusion spectrum image reveals brain neural networks within the two hemispheres.
    • Cold War nuclear tests enabled scientists to confirm neurogenesis discovered by the carbon-dating of neurons in the hippocampus.
  • Chapter 3:
    • Definition of parallel processing
    • Research confirming that full night sleep dramatically improves skill learning and athletic ability.
    • Latest evidence on negative effects of sleep deprivation.
    • New table outlines When Is Drug Use a Disorder?
  • Chapter 4:
    • Research on how genes influence personality traits and specific behaviors.
    • Evidence that preemies given skin-on-skin contact with their mothers are better off even 10 years later.
    • Laboratory experiments on gender differences in aggression.
    • Coverage of adolescent sexual development (moved here from previous edition's Chapter 5).
    • Key terms -- spermarche, disorder of sexual development.
  • Chapter 5:
    • New research on prenatal effects of mothers experiencing extreme stress.
    • Material on Autism spectrum disorder has been significantly revised to match DSM-5 update.
    • New table, Dual Parenting Facts.
    • Research with new figure on teen impulse control lagging reward seeking
    • Figure 5.26 illustrates changing ways Americans meet their partners.
  • Chapter 6:
    • New coverage of the adaptation of emotion perception; speed of audition.
    • Two new sports examples of the powerful effect of distraction on the experience of pain.
    • Latest evidence on how placebos, distraction, and hypnosis help control pain
    • Thinking Critically About box "Hypnosis and Pain Relief"
  • Chapter 7:
    • New information on what happened to Little Albert.
    • Research showing that punishment should focus on prohibitions (what not to do) rather than positive obligations.
  • Chapter 8:
    • Experiment showing that people remember less when they know information will be available online.
    • Latest research on Henry Molaisons memory abilities.
  • Chapter 9:
    • Experiment on how insight improves when electrical stimulation disrupts assumptions created by past experiences.
    • Latest evidence from cross-cultural research on benefits of bilingualism.
  • Chapter 10:
    • Material on Gardner's possibility of a ninth intelligence.
    • Latest research on heritability of intelligence.
    • Coverage of grade inflation tendency
  • Chapter 11:
    • New chapter introduction.
    • Material on industrial-organizational psychology has moved to Appendix A
    • Latest facts on negative health, social, and memory effects of obesity.
    • Key term asexual
    • New section on Sexual Dysfunctions and Paraphilias with DSM-5 updates.
  • Chapter 12:
    • Research on happiness and how genes influence the sense of well-being.
    • Latest research on health effects of optimism, benefits of 150 minutes per week walking, and low-conflict marriages.
  • Chapter 13:
    • Table 13.2 Behavior in the Presence of Others clarifies distinction among social facilitation, social loafing, and deindividuation.
  • Chapter 14:
    • New Thinking Critically box The Stigma of Introversion.
  • Chapter 15: has been reorganized and updated to reflect DSM-5 changes -- includes integration of psychiatric diagnoses into medical practice, new definitions of disorders and disorder categories.
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