Pomerantz, My Psychology

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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 My 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 App Activities

Chapter App Activities have students read a brief description of the app and then consider applied and critical thinking questions.

Chapter App Videos

Chapter Apps are real free apps that students can download onto smartphones, or use on computers. Each app demonstrates a real-life application of an important psychology concept to students’ daily lives.

Concept Practice

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.


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.


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.

My Take Activities

My Take Activities quiz students on their ability to understand the content provided by My Take Videos so that they are interacting with the content.

My Take Videos

My Take Videos are brief, professionally produced interviews in which real Intro Psych students provide their own takes on, or personal connections with, important concepts from the chapter.

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.

Show Me More Activities

Show Me More links at the end of each chapter provide students with interesting bonus material for important psychological concepts. These quizzes ensure that students will be participating fully with the content of the videos.

Show Me More Videos

Show Me More videos provide students with bonus material illustrating key concepts in the chapter. These links take students to brief videos such as news clips, documentary YouTube videos, or interactive Web sites where they can delve more deeply into important, often personally relevant material.

Topic Tutorial Quizzes

These quizzes are multiple choice questions that address the concepts presented in the PsychSim 6.0 tutorials.

Topic 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.

Video Activities

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.


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.

Welcome Page

The welcome page provides an introduction to LaunchPad. 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.

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.

Faculty Guide for Worth Introductory Psychology Video Collection

Guide for instructors outlining the content included in the Worth Introductory Psychology Video Collection and the Interactive Presentation Slides for Introductory Psychology.

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.

Lecture Slides - Comprehensive

Each chapter has ready to go presentation slides developed by professors who currently use this Introductory Psychology book that are made to simplify lecturing. These comprehensive slides include videos to help students understand the concepts.

Lecture Slides - Outline

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