New Pedagogy—Retrieval Practice Questions
Drawing on the growing body of research into how we learn and remember, David Myers now includes new “Retrieval Practice” questions periodically throughout each chapter. These questions challenge students to connect the information and ideas they are studying, paving the way for successful retrieval later at test time. Research suggests that self-test feedback is essential, and this is provided in the form of inverted answers for checking beneath each question.
Over a Thousand New Research Citations
Myers follows a meticulous revision process, including continuous wide reading, study, and correspondence. The process is enhanced with the help of dozens of commissioned reviews as well as unsolicited feedback from hundreds of instructors and students. All this keeps every edition on the cutting edge of major areas of psychology research, and entirely tuned in to the changing interests and needs of students.
• The Prologue now closes with a new box titled “Improve Your Retention—And Your Grades!” This detailed guide will help students break out of ineffective and inefficient old habits and move on to a style of learning that increases retention, and success.
• Ch. 5, Developing Through the Life Span has been shortened by moving most of the Aging and Intelligence coverage to Chapter 10, Intelligence.
• Ch. 6, Sensation and Perception now covers both topics in a clearer and more efficient, integrated fashion, as opposed to covering sensation first, then perception. Most of the coverage of the deaf experience has moved to Chapter 9, Thinking and Language.
• Ch. 7, Learning now has a separate Biology, Cognition, and Learning section that explores more fully the biological and cognitive constraints on classical and operant conditioning, as well as learning by observation, which also involves biology (mirror neurons) and cognition.
• Ch. 8, Memory now includes a separate section on memory in the brain, with new research and more detail on the individual locations in the brain where memories are processed and retained. Dave worked closely with Janie Wilson (Georgia Southern University) in this chapter’s revision.
• Ch. 14, Social Psychology now follows Ch. 13, Personality.
• Ch. 15, Psychological Disorders now includes the book’s coverage of eating disorders, previously in the Motivation chapter.
• The writing and presentation in every chapter has been tightened, with fewer overlapping examples, resulting in a book that is about 25 pages shorter overall than in its previous edition.
New Time Management Section
A new student preface offers guidance on time management, to help students maximize their reading, studying, and exam preparation efforts.
Beautiful New Design and Contemporary Photo Program
This new, more open and colorful design, chock full of new photos and illustrations, provides a thoroughly modern visual context for the book’s up-to-date coverage.
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The Tenth Edition is accompanied by the dramatically enhanced PsychPortal, which adds new features (Learning Curve Formative Quizzing, Course Chat Room), while incorporating the full range of Worth’s psychology media products (Video Tool Kit, PsychInvestigator, PsychSim, PsychInquiry, ActivePsych, Digital Media Archive).