New in This Version
- Greater focus on replicability in psychological research (Chapter 2: Psychological Science) and flagged research citations in respect to successful replications throughout.
- Updated or deleted dozens of references with a focus on post-2020 research.
- Expanded coverage of sexual orientation in Chapter 10.
Reflects recent updates to Version 3.1
- How does the coronavirus affect the body outside of its effects on the respiratory system? (Chapter 3: Brains, Bodies, and Behavior)
- How do people accurately or inaccurately perceive the risks of potentially dangerous social engagement during the pandemic? (Chapter 4: Sensing and Perceiving)
- How are family relationships strained as a result of stay-at-home quarantines? (Chapter 6: Growing and Developing Across the Lifespan)
- COVID-19 is more deadly for the elderly than for younger people, although young people can become severely ill. How do these differences influence and mental health of people at different ages? (Chapter 6: Growing and Developing Across the Lifespan)
- How do people deal with the grief that comes with the losses of loved ones to COVID-19? (Chapter 10: Emotions and Motivation: Happiness, Stress, Health, Eating, and Sex)
- How is the pandemic contributing to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination? (Chapter 11: Psychology in Our Social Lives)
- Will the pandemic lead to a breakdown of social norms or will it merely change social norms? (Chapter 11: Psychology in Our Social Lives)
- Will the pandemic create closer ties to neighbors and family as we work together to protect and care for each other? (Chapter 11: Psychology in Our Social Lives)
- How are people using religion and support groups to help them cope with the pandemic? (Chapter 11: Psychology in Our Social Lives)
- How does the lack of direct social contact affect our relationships with others and can online relationships through social media and Zoom meetings replace that contact? (Chapter 11: Psychology in Our Social Lives)
- What mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD does the COVID-19 health crisis create and how can people effectively cope with them? (Chapter 13: Defining Psychological Disorders)
- How can psychologists best treat psychological disorders caused by the pandemic to prevent suicide and other negative behaviors? (Chapter 13: Defining Psychological Disorders)
- Are online psychotherapy programs as effective as in-person treatments? (Chapter 14: Treating Psychological Disorders)