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 Developing Person Through the Life Span.
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.
Case Study Exercises
Students are given individual case studies where they are given a scenario and various external internet links and asked to diagnose or form opinions on real world psychological problems or situations.
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.
LaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools, and a variety of customization options for students and instructors. Worth’s acclaimed e-Book platform was developed by a cognitive psychologist (PhD, Yale University) who taught undergraduate psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The LaunchPad unit contains an information page for Frequently Asked Questions about Abnormal Psychology that answers basic questions about the subject and provides various web links to sites with more information.
Based on the latest findings from learning and research, LearningCurve combines adaptive question selection, personalized study plans, immediate valuable feedback, and state-of-the-art analysis reports. LearningCurve’s unique game-like nature keeps students engaged in the material while helping them learn and remember the concepts. LearningCurve is written specifically for each text. A perfect resource for those looking to flip the class, or for instructors who would like students to come to class prepared to discuss the content.
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.
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?
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 Figures, Photos, and Tables
Instructors are provided with a downloadable images folder containing all the figures, photos, and tables from each chapter.
Clicker Question Presentation Slides
Assessments written by experienced educators, compatible with any clicker system.
Instructor Resource Manual - PDF
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 - in PDF format.
Instructor Resource Manual - Word
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 - in Word format.
Interactive Presentation Slides
This series of “next generation” PowerPoint lectures gives instructors a dynamic, yet easy-to-use way to engage students during classroom presentations. Each lecture provides opportunities for discussion and interaction, and includes a wide array of embedded video clips and animations.
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.
This resource clearly outlines the standards tested in the NAEYC and correlates them to the concepts covered in the text.