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Case Study ExercisesStudents 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.
Chapter Intro Videos
Each chapter has an introductory video that briefly walks students through all the topics that will be covered in the chapter. The introductory videos use quick clips that relate to topic material to connect concepts with real world situations.
Data ConnectionsUnderstanding how we use data as developmentalists is an important part of what students learn in their courses. Data is a crucial part of understanding that developmental science is a science – and not just common sense. In this edition, we have created an interactive activity based on important data from rates of breastfeeding to risk-taking in adolescence. These are designed for students to be able to practice manipulating data. These interactive activities are designed to engage students, make them more active learners, help them retain important material and develop a deeper understanding for the quantitative data that we use in development.
Developing Lives ActivitiesThe study of child development enters a brilliant new era with Worth’s Developing Lives—a sophisticated, interactive experience in which each student “raises” a virtual child from sperm-and-egg to teenager.
With Developing Lives, each student provides a personal profile, selects a virtual partner (or chooses to be a single parent) and marks the arrival of their newborn (represented by a unique avatar based on the parents’ characteristics). As the child grows, the student responds to events both planned and unforeseen, making important decisions (nutrition choices, doctor visits, sleeping location) and facing uncertain moments (illness, divorce, a new baby), with each choice affecting how the child grows. Throughout, Developing Lives deepens each student’s attachment and understanding of key concepts in the field with immediate, customized feedback based on child development research.
Developing Lives Module QuizzesModule Quizzes provide a short summative multiple choice assessment.
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.
FlashcardsVirtual 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 QuestionsThe 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.
Key terms and definitions from the text in Spanish.
LearningCurveDeveloped 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 QuizzesEvery 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.
Video ActivitiesThere are a variety of video clips (with assessment) available to accompany the text, highlighting fundamental research, intriguing case studies, and high-impact news events.
VideosWorth’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.
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Chapter Figures and PhotosInstructors are provided with a downloadable images folder containing all the figures and photos from each chapter.
A Word version of a chapter guide that includes a preview of the chapter, main ideas of the chapter, along with teaching tips and ideas for activities.