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 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.
A welcome video from authors David Myers and Nathan DeWall describing the exciting ways in which learning about psychology answers questions about students’ everyday lives.
These AP® style practice questions accompanying each Unit of the textbook prepare students for what they will encounter when taking the AP® exam. Reviews are divided into two question types: multiple choice and free-response.
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.
A complete online version of the textbook, this e-book is every word on every page of the printed text, including all AP® Exam Tips, images, and key terms. In addition to LaunchPad’s notes and highlighting features, you can easily hide chapters or sections that you do not cover in your course, rearrange the order of chapters and sections, and add your own content directly into the e-book.
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.
These short lecture videos give students additional help in understanding different psychological concepts and theories. Students can also watch these videos as a refresher while studying to reflect on what they’ve learned.
This document contains a list of links that could be useful for AP® students, including the College Board and APA web sites, web sites that can help with studying psychological ideas, and topic-specific web sites.
These online activities engage students in the scientific process, showing them how psychological research begins with a question, and how key decision points can alter the meaning and value of a psychological study. In a fun, interactive environment, students learn about important aspects of research design and interpretation.
An introduction to LaunchPad that explains exactly what the LaunchPad platform is, as well as addresses Frequently Asked Questions.
A quiz that checks a student’s understanding of how to use LaunchPad and its features.
A handout that highlights the most important people students should know in psychology and their contributions to the field.
Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing is available for every Unit 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. 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 an 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.
This short message written to AP® Psychology students contains suggestions to achieve success in the course, from expert AP® teachers and authors Charles Blair-Broeker and Randal Ernst.
These multiple choice and free-response questions test a student’s understanding of the key concepts within each module of the book. They can be assigned as homework or quizzes.
These videos delve further into the concepts explored in the textbook and provide visual aid to enforce the understanding of key concepts.
These quizzes accompany the PsychSim6 videos and test a student’s understanding of the material covered.
A list of corrected errors for the textbook.
These multiple choice questions can be assigned in homework assignments or quizzes, and help to reinforce key concepts for each Unit of the book.
This handout contains advice on how to get the most out of your classes using an appropriate amount of time.
A video guide that highlights key concepts explored in each Unit of the textbook.
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.
A welcome video to teachers from authors David Myers and Nathan DeWall describing the ways in which the textbook and accompanying resources can aid teachers in the instruction of AP® Psychology, and stay current with the flux of psychological research.
View a list of every topic in the AP® Psychology course and where you can find these topics in the textbook.
Critical thinking assessments written by experienced educators, compatible with any clicker system.
Formative multiple-choice questions presented in a customizable PowerPoint file.
Formative multiple-choice questions presented in a customizable Word document.
Instructors are provided with a PowerPoint® Presentation of all the figures, photos, and tables from each module.
These popular PowerPoint Lecture Slides created by Allison Herzig of Langley High School in Virginia closely follows the text. They are designed to assist teachers with lecture preparation and presentations. The slides contain graphs, figures, data tables, links, assessment questions, and explanations of key concepts suitable for lecture presentation. They may be customized by adding personal data, questions, and additional lecture notes.
These videos offer advice on what to emphasize in a given module, suggestions on anticipating and overcoming common pitfalls, and tips for helping students realize success in the course and on the AP® exam.
Assign more FRQ practice to your students with these sample FRQs, which include a grading rubric specific to each question.
Find solutions to all questions from the Strive for a 5 study guide.
A list of corrected errors for the textbook.
The Teacher’s Resource Materials written by Teacher’s Edition author, Elizabeth Yost Hammer, includes discussion starter questions, activities, and worksheets; teacher demonstrations; classroom and homework activities for students, and lecture enhancers.