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Myers, David G.

Works: 53 works in 233 publications in 5 languages and 13,756 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Popular works  Documentary films  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Narrator, Other, Dedicatee, Illustrator
Classifications: BF713, 302
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Most widely held works about David G Myers
Most widely held works by David G Myers
Intuition : its powers and perils by David G Myers( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis when we play the stock market, choose a mate, hire an employee, or assess our own abilities? In this engaging and accessible book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful--and often amazing--insights, it can also dangerously mislead us
The pursuit of happiness : who is happy--and why by David G Myers( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,172 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,169 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.""--Jacket
A quiet world : living with hearing loss by David G Myers( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 919 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 895 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
Social psychology by Sharon S Brehm( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring examples and applications as well as marginal quotations from across the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences, this book draws students into the field of social psychology
The human puzzle : psychological research and Christian belief by David G Myers( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Chinese and held by 503 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 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendly letter to skeptics and atheists : musings on why God is good and faith isn't evil by David G Myers( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing with a generous, non-polemical tone, Myers acknowledges the faults and failings of religion and the sins committed in its name and presents a well-reasoned case for the many benefits of faith--not just for individuals but for society at large
Psychology & Christianity : with contributions by Gary R. Collins [and others]( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 235 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
The human connection : how people change people by Martin Bolt( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stressed to the limit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If a stressful day can make us sick, how does stress get under the skin? This lesson seeks awlkers, exploring various topics of health psychology, including the fight- or-flight response, lymphocytes, cytokines, heart disease, and the psychosocial lure of cigarette smoking. Cancer survivor, Cindy Lauren and her support group, are a window for discussion of important issues such as control, social support, resilience, and the search for meaning"--Original container
Thinking about psychology : the science of mind and behavior by Charles T Blair-Broeker( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 102 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."
Endless Questions : Critical Thinking and Research( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's our nature to ask questions about ourselves and the world around us. But finding answers requires more than intuition and common sense. This lesson asks the question, then probes for answers using the multiple methods at a researcher's disposal: case study, survey, naturalistic observation, correlational studies and controlled experiments
The pursuit of happiness : who is happy - and why by David G Myers( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myers' psychology for AP by David G Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing positive psychology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two 30 minute programs question modern psychology's emphasis on a disease model and its obsession with explaining what is wrong with people. Armed with a growing body of data, Positive Psychology explains, celebrates, and tells all how to use what science has learned about human strengths, resilience, learned optimism, and authentic happiness. The lessons of Positive Psychology are diverse, with much to say about children and adolescents, education, finding our signature strengths, choosing work that is most rewarding for us, maintaining our health, and aging well. This series presents internationally distinguished psychologists, along with a cross- section of our fellow citizens from teenagers to ninety-two-year-olds, and from an auto mechanic to an oncology nurse in exploring these many new ideas which can change so many lives"--Montana PBS
Psychology by David G Myers( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The author's] aim was to create an ... introduction to psychology [book], written to the students' needs and interests. [He] aspires to help students understand and appreciate the wonder of important phenomena in their lives. [He] also wants to convey the inquisitive spirit in which psychologists do psychology. The study of psychology, [he] believes, enhances our abilities to restrain intuition with critical thinking, judgmentalism with compassion, and illusion with understanding.-Pref
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Intuition : its powers and perils
Alternative Names
Myers, David

Myers, David 1942-

Myers, David G.

Myers, David G., 1942-

Myers, David Guy.

Myers, David N.

Myers, David N. (David Guy)

Майерс, Д 1942-

Майерс, Дэвид 1942-

마이어스, 데이비드

마이어스, 데이비드 G

マイヤーズ, デヴィッド G.

The 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 marriageSocial psychologyA friendly letter to skeptics and atheists : musings on why God is good and faith isn't evilPsychology & Christianity : with contributions by Gary R. Collins [and others]Thinking about psychology : the science of mind and behaviorMyers' psychology for AP