Schacter, Introducing Psychology, 3e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click here to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Introducing Psychology.

What resources are available for my students?

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.

 

Chapter Quizzes

Chapter Quizzes

Every chapter offers a pre-built chapter quiz drawn from pools of questions for each section of the text. Students can take the quiz multiple times for practice and receive different sets questions on the same topic. This also allows instructors to use these quizzes for higher stakes as each attempt will offer differing questions on similar material.

 

Concept Practice

Concept Practice

Tutorial style animation and interactive activities designed by award-winning multimedia author, Thomas Ludwig. These cover a range of key topics and include assessment questions that are interactive and engaging. These activities help students solidify their understanding of key concepts.

 

e-Book

e-Book

LaunchPad’s e-Book offers the complete textbook with all of the interactive study tools specific to the book and the course linked in at point of use--plus easy customization and personalization for students and instructors. Students can search and highlight, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.

Worth’s acclaimed e-Book platform was developed by a cognitive psychologist (PhD, Yale University) who taught undergraduate psychology at the University of Massachusetts.

 

Flashcards

Flashcards

To make sure students understand the language of the course, virtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, terms shown, or use quiz mode to test themselves.

 

Immersive Learning Activities

Immersive Learning Activities

These activities help students develop quantitative reasoning skills by asking them to evaluate information and data from published research.

 

LearningCurve

LearningCurve

Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter or module of the text.

LearningCurve provides a unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers. The less a student knows about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it. And the better a student does, the more difficult the questions become. Feedback for each question includes live links to e-Book pages relevant to the topic at hand, guiding students to the reading they need to do to address areas that are giving them difficulty.

Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale, many instructors have found it to be an ideal source for pre-lecture assignments, with students coming to class more prepared to participate. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a post-lecture review. Instructors have also found that making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade further incentivizes students to take advantage of it when preparing for class.

 

Topic Tutorial Quizzes

Topic Tutorial Quizzes

These quizzes are multiple choice questions that address the concepts presented in the PsychSim 6.0 tutorials.

 

Topic Tutorials

Topic Tutorials

Topic Tutorials provide a re-imagined and retooled version of PsychSim. With it’s new look, new format, and new resources, it immerses students in psychological research, placing them in the role of scientist or subject in activities that highlight important concepts, processes, and experimental approaches.

 

Video Activities

Video Activities

Worth’s videos span the full range of standard topics for the introductory psychology course, combining both research and news footage from Scientific American, BBC Motion Library, CBS News, and other sources. Our expansive collection of brief clips give students a fresh new way to experience the classic experiments at the heart of psychological science and cutting-edge research conducted by the field’s most influential investigators. The videos bring the concepts in the book to life and make the content more memorable.

 

Videos

Videos

There are a variety of video clips (with assessment) available to accompany the text, highlighting fundamental research, intriguing case studies, and high-impact news events.

 

What resources are available for instructors?

What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.

 

Chapter Images

Chapter Images

All chapter art in jpeg format--easy to integrate into lecture presentations.

 

Clicker Question Presentation Slides

Clicker Question Presentation Slides

Assessments written by experienced educators, compatible with any clicker system, in lecture slide format.

 

Clicker Questions

Clicker Questions

Assessments written by experienced educators, compatible with any clicker system, in Word format.

 

Faculty Guides

Faculty Guides

Instructor guides outlining the content included in their respective media collections. Guides included here are for the following: Data Visualization Activities, Worth Anthology for Introductory Psychology, The Interactive Presentation Slides for Introductory Psychology

 

Illustration Slides

Illustration Slides

All figures, tables, and photos for a chapter, preloaded into PowerPoint.

 

Instructor's Resource Manuals

Instructor's Resource Manuals

Available for download in both PDF and Word, this resource includes Chapter-by-chapter teaching support for the text/media package, including lecture guides, discussion topics, activities, student projects, suggestions for integrating digital resources, and more.

 

Interactive Presentation Slides for Introductory Psychology

Interactive Presentation Slides for Introductory Psychology

Another great way to introduce Worth’s dynamic media into the classroom without lots of advance preparation. Each presentation covers a major topic in psychology and integrates Worth’s high quality videos and animations for an engaging teaching and learning experience. These interactive presentations are complimentary to adopters of Introducing Psychology, Third Edition, and are perfect for technology novices and experts alike.

 

Lecture Slides

Lecture Slides

In this convenient resource, a longtime adopter of the textbook provides a point-by-point illustrated outline of a lecture for each chapter’s main topics in PowerPoint.

 

Attachments

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