Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 8e

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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 the following link 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.


Clinical Choices

Through an immersive mix of video, audio, and assessment, each interactive case allows the student to simulate the thought process of a clinician by identifying and evaluating a virtual “client’s” symptoms, gathering information about the client’s life situation and family history, determining a diagnosis, and formulating a treatment plan. The student will also answer various questions about each case to help reinforce the chapter material. Each answer will trigger feedback, guidance, and critical thinking in an active-learning environment.



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.



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.


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.


Practice 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.


Research Exercises

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.


Video Activities

Student Video Activities give students the opportunity to view videos about real life scenarios and test their understanding with a quiz.



This video series offers clips that depict disorders, show historical footage, and illustrate clinical topics, pathologies, treatments, experiments, and dilemmas.


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.


Faculty Guide

Guide for instructors outlining the content included in the Worth Abnormal Psychology Video Collection.


Handout Slides

Lecture 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.


Image Slides

Instructors are provided with a presentation of all the figures, photos, and tables from each chapter.


Instructor's Resource Manual - PDF

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.


Instructor's Resource Manual - Word

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.


Lecture Slides

Each chapter has ready to go presentation slides developed by professors who currently use this Abnormal Psychology book that are made to simplify lecturing.


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