Rosenberg, Abnormal Psychology, 2e

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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 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.


Chapter 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.


Controversy Boxes

New to this edition, each clinical chapter includes a brief discussion about a current controversy related to a disorder—its diagnosis or its treatment. These discussions help students understand the iterative and sometimes controversial nature of classifying “problems” and symptoms as disorders, and whether and when treatments might be appropriate.



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.


Feedback Loops

In each clinical chapter, we include a section on “Feedback Loops in Understanding,” which specifically explores how disorders result from interactions among the neuropsychosocial factors. We also include a section on “Feedback Loops in Treating,” which specifically explores how successful treatment results from interactions among the neuropsychosocial factors.



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.



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.


Video Activities

Worth’s videos span the full range of standard topics for the abnormal 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 Images

All chapter art in jpeg format which is easy to integrate into lecture presentations.

Diagnostic Criteria Tables

The American Psychiatric Association’s manual of psychiatric disorders—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5)—provides tables of the diagnostic criteria for each of the listed disorders. For each disorder that we discuss at length, we present the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria table; we also explain and discuss the criteria—and criticisms of them—in the body of the chapters themselves.


Illustration Slides

All figures, tables, and photos for a chapter, preloaded into PowerPoint.


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.


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.


Lecture Slides

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.