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 Experiencing the Lifespan.
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.
Each chapter provides students with a list of topics they should be able to master and processes they should be able to understand after completion of the chapter.
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 about Developmental Psychology
The LaunchPad unit contains an information page for Frequently Asked Questions about Developmental Psychology that answers basic questions about the subject and provides various web links to sites with more information.
NEW - Immersive Activities
Each Something to Consider activity encourages students to apply research to everyday life and to possible future careers. Each activity concludes with a quiz to assess what students have learned.
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.
Every chapter offers a pre-built practice quiz which is built using pools of questions from each section of the text. This allows students to take the quiz multiple times for practice and receive randomized questions on the same topic. It also allows instructors to use these quizzes for higher stakes as each attempt will offer differing questions on similar material.
Student Study Questions
Broken down by subject matter within each chapter, students are given a list of open ended questions to help connect concepts and prepare for tests or quizzes.
Topic Tutorial Quizzes
These quizzes are multiple choice questions that address the concepts presented in the PsychSim 6.0 tutorial.
PsychSim 6.0 uses interactive videos, charts, and simulations to immerse students in the world of psychological research, placing them in the role of scientist or participant in activities that highlight important concepts, processes, and experimental approaches.
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.
In collaboration with dozens of instructors and researchers, Worth has produced more than 200 video clips for classroom or online use in human development--a collection that covers the full range of the course, from classic experiments (like the Strange Situation and Piaget's conservation tasks) to investigations of children's play, adolescent risk taking, or the devastation of Alzheimer disease.
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.
Each chapter includes presentation slides with multiple choice critical thinking questions made to be used with an iClicker during lectures.
Downloadable Test Bank Drive
Instructors can download the test bank (based on Diploma software) for either PCs or Macs.
Instructors are provided with presentation slides of all the images from each chapter.
Instructor's Resource Manual - PDF
A PDF version of an Instructor Resources packet that includes lecture outlines, learning objectives, key terms, media resources, discussions, and handouts to aid with student learning is available for each chapter.
Instructor's Resource Manual - Word
A Word version of an Instructor Resources packet that includes lecture outlines, learning objectives, key terms, media resources, discussions, and handouts to aid with student learning is available for each chapter.
Interactive Presentation Slides
This series of “next generation” presentation slides 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.
Each chapter includes pre-assembled presentation slides that can be used during lectures.