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Myers, David G.

Works: 44 works in 513 publications in 10 languages and 14,465 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Commentator, Narrator, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: BF121, 302
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Most widely held works about David G Myers
Most widely held works by David G Myers
Social psychology by David G Myers( Book )

188 editions published between 1002 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopting a global, multicultural approach, this text moves the student through the study of social thinking, social influence, and social relations. It balances basic research and applied material
Exploring psychology by David G Myers( Book )

135 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include: Biological roots of behavior; The developing person; Sensation and perception; States of consciousness; Learning; Memory; Thinging, language, and intelligence; Motivation; Emotions, stress and health; Personality; Psychological disorders; Therapy; Social psychology; Social diversity; and, Statistical reasoning in everyday life
The pursuit of happiness : who is happy--and why by David G Myers( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is happy--and why? With this seemingly simple question, social psychologist David G. Myers launches on a revealing exploration of happiness, a mission that goes beyond defining this elusive emotion to reveal just what we can do to achieve it. Along the way he discovers that happy people have a lot going for them: They are energetic, decisive, creative, social, trusting, loving, and responsive. They tolerate frustration well and are willing to help others. Even their immune systems function better than those of unhappy people. Myers, who reviewed thousands of recent studies conducted worldwide in the course of researching The Pursuit of Happiness, asks (and answers) the important questions about the nature and value of happiness. Is happiness rare? Not as rare as you might think, although the percentage of happy people varies widely from one country to the next. Can money buy happiness? On the contrary, accumulation of wealth and self-focused individualism rarely produce well-being. Happiness depends more on our attitude toward the things we have than on having things. Does age affect happiness? Not necessarily; teens and elderly people report the same levels of happiness as people in the "prime" of their lives. But happy children do make happy adults. Are men happier than women? No; although women are more likely to be depressed than men, they are just as likely to be happy. When it comes to well-being, the sexes are equal. In short, Myers has found that objective life circumstances have little effect on well-being, and that recent discoveries continue to explode some of the popular myths about happiness and its more frequently studied counterpart, the avoidance of misery. He also identifies the four key inner traits that do bring about happiness and tells us how to trigger these traits and measure our own levels of satisfaction. With wit, kindness, and wisdom, Myers shows how we can promote our own happiness: What makes a happy marriage, the value of active spirituality, the importance of attitude, rest, fun, love, faith, hope, friendships, meaningful work, and all the other ingredients that can help us modify our lives to "experience the grace needed to live with integrity, inner peace, and joy."
The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty by David G Myers( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Material wealth is at record levels, yet disturbing social problems reflect a deep spiritual poverty. In this book, social psychologist David G. Myers asks how this paradox has come to be and how we can spark social renewal and dream a new American dream." "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 towards "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 advice, suggesting that a renewed social ecology for America will rest on policies that balance "me thinking" with "we thinking.""--BOOK JACKET
A quiet world : living with hearing loss by David G Myers( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What God has joined together? : a Christian case for gay marriage by David G Myers( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What God Has Joined Together? is an effort to bridge the divide between marriage-supporting and gay-supporting people of faith by showing why both sides have important things to say and showing how both sides can coexist. Drawing on scientific research as well as on the Bible, the authors explain that marriage is emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually beneficial for everyone, not just heterosexuals. They debunk myths about sexual orientation, assess claims of sexual reorientation, and explore what the Bible does and does not say about same-sex relationships. The book ends with a persuasive case for gay marriage and outlines how this can be a win-win solution for all."--Jacket
Psychology through the eyes of faith by David G Myers( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies the major ideas that college and university students will encounter in a basic psychology course and explores connections with Christian belief
The human puzzle : psychological research and Christian belief by David G Myers( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inflated self : human illusions and the Biblical call to hope by David G Myers( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologie by David G Myers( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in German and French and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduction d'un célèbre ouvrage académique américain. Rassemble en un seul volume (960 p.), l'ensemble des champs explorés par la psychologie moderne. Chacun des 19 chapitres est complété de termes et concepts à retenir, d'exercices de réflexion critique et de lectures complémentaires. Présentation attrayante et très illustrée
A friendly letter to skeptics and atheists : musings on why God is good and faith isn't evil by David G Myers( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists helps readersboth secular and religiousappreciate their common ground. For those whose thinking has moved from the religious thesis to the skeptical antithesis (or vice versa), Myers offers pointers to a science-respecting Christian synthesis. He shows how skeptics and people of faith can share a commitment to reason, evidence, and critical thinking, while also embracing a faith that supports human flourishing -by making sense of the universe, giving meaning to life, connecting us in supportive communities, mandating altruism, and offering hope in t
Psychology & Christianity : five views by Eric L Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition now presents five models for understanding the relationship between psychology and Christianity. All the essays and responses have been reworked and updated with some new contributors including the addition of a new perspective, the transformative view from John Coe and Todd Hall. Also found here is David Powlison who offers the biblical counseling model. The levels-of-explanation model is advanced by David G. Myers, while Stanton L. Jones offers an entirely new chapter presenting the integration model. The Christian psychology model is put forth by Robert C. Roberts now joined by Paul J. Watson. Each of the contributors responds to the other essayists, noting points of agreement as well as problems they see.--From publisher description
Psychology in everyday life by David G Myers( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LEARN IT. LIVE IT. Why take psychology? What makes psychology a science? Can it really help me understand my feelings and behaviors? Or how I get along with family and friends? Now from the world's foremost author for the introductory psychology classroom comes a new textbook that makes learning about the psychology of our lives a captivating experience for students at all levels. Carried by the author's acclaimed empathetic voice, "Psychology in Everyday Life "is David Myers' most inviting text to date. This new book represents a breakthrough in the interplay of text and visuals, yet, as always, provides a rich source of scientific insights into the lives we live. Any student, regardless of age or background, will find it a text that speaks directly to him or her, and will embrace it not just for its grade-raising potential, but for its revelations about what makes a person a stronger student, a more tuned-in friend or partner, a more effective worker, or a wiser parent
Thinking about psychology : the science of mind and behavior by Charles T Blair-Broeker( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will be an ally for teachers striving to ignite a passion in their students for psychology's many relevant findings, and for students wanting to satisfy a growing curiosity about themselves, their families, their friends, and the world of people around them."
Myers' psychology for AP by David G Myers( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide : to accompany David G. Myers Psychology sixth edition by Richard O Straub( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of the mind( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychology touches virtually every aspect of our lives. Many of its current themes can be traced back to questions that have confronted scholars throughout history. But today the study of behavior, thoughts and feelings is bolstered by new scientific tools and approaches. As a result the field is expanding in directions that would have been unheard of just a few decades ago, providing us with new sight into the magic of the mind"--Original container
Psychology : special update for DSM-5 by David G Myers( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ren xing de tan suo : Jidu jiao xin yang yu xin li yan jiu by David G Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble purpose the joy of living a meaningful life by William Damon( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's interpretation of the psychological and spiritual benefits of a "meaningful life," a life that is filled with joy in good times and resilience in adversity
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The American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plenty
Alternative Names
Myers, David 1942-

Myers, David G.

Myers, David Guy

Myers, David N.

Myers, David N. (David Guy)

Майерс, Д 1942-

Майерс, Дэвид 1942-

マイヤーズ, デヴィッド G.

English (385)

Spanish (48)

French (14)

German (13)

Italian (7)

Portuguese (3)

Persian (2)

Chinese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Thai (1)

Exploring psychologyThe pursuit of happiness : who is happy--and whyThe American paradox : spiritual hunger in an age of plentyA quiet world : living with hearing lossWhat God has joined together? : a Christian case for gay marriagePsychology through the eyes of faithPsychologieA friendly letter to skeptics and atheists : musings on why God is good and faith isn't evil