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 Introducing Psychology.
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.
What resources are available for my students?
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.
These activities help students develop quantitative reasoning skills by asking them to evaluate information and data from published research.
Data Visualization Activities
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.
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.
Every chapter offers a pre-built practice 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.
These quizzes are multiple choice questions that address the concepts presented in the PsychSim 6.0 tutorials.
Topic Tutorial Quizzes
Topic Tutorials provide a re-imagined and retooled version of PsychSim. With its new look, new format, and new resources, it immerses students in psychological research, placing them in the role of scientist or subject in activities that highlight important concepts, processes, and experimental approaches. These quizzes are multiple choice questions that address the concepts presented in the tutorial.
Topic Tutorials provide a re-imagined and retooled version of PsychSim. With its new look, new format, and new resources, it immerses students in psychological research, placing them in the role of scientist or subject in activities that highlight important concepts, processes, and experimental approaches.
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.
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.
Videos and Animations
A variety of 2-D style animations demonstrate a number of the more biological and complex processes covered in Introductory Psychology.