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 Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology.
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.
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.
Virtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, or terms shown, as well as use quiz mode to test themselves. Students can utilize this resource to prepare for higher stakes assessments and to make sure they understand the language of the course.
Flashcards are more suitable for study and practice than for for-stakes assignments. However, since students find them extremely helpful, many instructors make them visible in the pre-built units or build a separate folder to house all the flashcards that pertain to the course or to particular in-class assessments.
Frequently Asked Questions about Abnormal Psychology
Students have access to 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.
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.
Research exercises are links that lead students to articles or studies on the web that contain supplemental information about topics studied in the chapter. After the articles or studies have been read, students are then asked to answer a series of questions and e-mail you their responses.
Student Video Activities
Student Video Activities give students the opportunity to view videos about real life scenarios and test their understanding with a quiz.
Each chapter includes a summative quiz with pre-loaded questions or questions you create yourself that covers all content learned in the unit.
Web-based Case Studies
Web-based Case Studies give students descriptions of patients with symptoms and family history and ask them to diagnose the patient through a series of questions.
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
You are provided with a downloadable folder of all the figures, photos, and tables from each chapter.
Crossword Puzzle Solutions
You have access to the Solutions to the Crossword Puzzles students have available to them for each chapter.
PowerPoint slides are available for each chapter where content is displayed in fill in the blank format and is able to be used as handouts for students.
Handout Slides Answers
You are provided with all the fill in the blank answers from the PowerPoint Handout Slides.
You are provided with a PowerPoint Presentation of all the figures, photos, and tables from each chapter.
Each chapter comes with an Instructor Resources packet that includes lecture outlines, learning objectives, key terms, media resources, discussion topics, class activities, and assignments to aid with student learning.
You are provided with extra Instructor Videos that demonstrate chapter objectives.
Lecture Slides are pre-assembled PowerPoints for each chapter that you can use for your lectures.