LaunchPad Solo 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 Solo for Health 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.
Check Your Health Activities
These inherently interesting, automatically tallying self-assessments allow students to examine their own health beliefs and behaviors. For example, students will learn about their stress-management styles, their ability to control anger, potential high-risk health behaviors, and cognitive restructuring of headache pain. Each exercise also gives specific tips that encourage students to manage their own health more actively.
Tutorial style animation and interactive activities designed by award-winning multimedia author, Thomas Ludwig. These cover a range of key topics and include assessment questions that are interactive and engaging. These activities help students solidify their understanding of key concepts.
Critical Thinking Exercises
Short answer exercises that promote critical thinking and test students’ knowledge of various concepts in the text.
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.
Every chapter offers a pre-built chapter quiz that drawn from pools of questions for each section of the text. Students can take the quiz multiple times for practice and receive different sets of 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.
Topic Tutorial Quizzes
These quizzes are multiple choice questions that address the concepts presented in the PsychSim 6.0 tutorials.
PsychSim 6.0 is thoroughly re imagined and retooled for the mobile web. The new release of PsychSim by Thomas Ludwig 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.
Worth’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.
These questions help students review key concepts in each chapter.
Thinking Critically About Health Questions
Critical Thinking questions stimulate student thinking skills and ask students to consider connections to the real world. These questions will allow students to think about their health choices in their own lives, engaging them to the content of the text.
The welcome page provides an introduction to LaunchPad Solo. It explains the Welcome Unit Quiz and provides answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions.
Welcome Unit Quiz
In order to get familiar with LaunchPad, see how it works, and know what it contains, you can test your students’ understanding by having them take the brief quiz included in this unit. The quiz will show students where something is (like how to find their grades) and then ask them to confirm that they understand. Hopefully this will allow them to see ALL that LaunchPad offers, and use the product to its fullest.
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 and Photos
Instructors are provided with a downloadable images folder containing all the figures and photos from each chapter.
Image Slides and Tables
Instructors are provided with presentation slides of all the images and tables from each chapter.
Instructor's Resource Manual
Chapter-by-chapter teaching support, in Word files, for the text/media package, including lecture guides, discussion topics, activities, student projects, suggestions for integrating digital resources, and more.
Downloadable Computerized Test Bank
The comprehensive Test Bank contains multiple-choice and short-answer essay questions, each keyed to the American Psychological Association’s goals for the undergraduate psychology major and Bloom’s Taxonomy. The questions include a wide variety of applied, conceptual, and factual questions, and each item is keyed to the topic and page in the text on which the answer can be found.
Each chapter has ready to go presentation slides developed by professors who currently use this Introductory Psychology book that are made to simplify lecturing.