Drawing on recent psychological research, Myers discusses the powers and perils of intuition when:
• judges and jurors determine who is telling the truth;
• mental health workers predict whether someone is at risk for suicide or crime;
• coaches, players, and fans decide who has the hot hand or the hot bat;
• personnel directors hire new employees;
• psychics claim to be clairvoyant or to have premonitions;
• and much more.
Myers explores the research on social ills from the 1960s through the 1990s and concludes that the materialism and radical individualism of this period have cost us dearly, imperiling our children, corroding general civility, and diminishing our happiness. However, in the voices of public figures and ordinary citizens he now hears a spirit of optimism. The national dialogue is shifting—away from the expansion of personal rights and toward enhancement of communal civility, away from efforts to raise self-esteem and toward attempts to arouse social responsibility, away from “whose values?” and toward “our values.” Myers analyzes in detail the research on educational and other programs that deal with social problems, explaining which seem to work and why. He then offers positive and well-reasoned advice, suggesting that a renewed social ecology for America will rest on policies that balance “me thinking” with “we thinking.”/div
Myers Writes His First Exclusive AP* Psych Text
Watch Dave G. Myers introduce this new text here.
David G. Myers is best known for his top-selling college psychology texts, used successfully across North America in thousands of AP* courses. As effective as Myers’ college texts have been for the AP* course, we believe his new text will be even better, because Myers’ Psychology for AP* has been written especially for the AP* course!
DSM 5 Updates
Available for Fall 2014 classes, this update version features new content from David Myers in response to the release of the DSM-5. This new content is integrated into the text without changing pagination or the structure of the chapters. A special DSM 5 Supplement by the David Myers is available for Fall 2013 and Spring and Summer 2014 courses. View the Page-Referenced Guide to the DSM-5 updates for Exploring Psychology.