Synopses & Reviews
Updated and expanded with your students in mind! PowerStudy 2.0 is a complete, interactive study guide for Plotnik's INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, Seventh Edition. When students use PowerStudy, they jump into engaging and colorful presentations built with the same care, enthusiasm, and accuracy found in Plotnik's text. Available for each module in the Plotnik's text, PowerStudy presentations take your students beyond the page--helping your students master the material you cover in your course?at their pace. Version 2.0 of this CD-ROM includes 3 new "Super Modules"--self-paced, step-by-step multimedia presentations with animations and narration. ("Super Modules" are now available for modules 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, and 23 in Plotnik's text. "Super Modules" 2, 22, and 23 are new.) Version 2.0 also offers upgraded study materials, including (for each module in the text) interactive content, outlines, individual glossaries, key terms, critical-thinking questions, quizzes, summary tests, and 10 new Web links. The Table of Contents for the CD-ROM matches Plotnik's text, making this CD-ROM easy to integrate into your course.
About the Author
Rod Plotnik earned his Ph.D. as a biological psychologist from University of Florida and a post doctorate at Yale University. He has been drawn to teaching students through visuals to get them excited about the material, which he also does throughout his text. When Dr. Kouyoumdjian took his first college psychology class at Diablo Valley College, He had the opportunity to use Introduction to Psychology (3rd ed.) by Rod Plotnik. He can still recall the many conversations he had with peers and family members sharing the fascinating stories he read about and his overall enthusiasm for the textbook. For the first time ever, he did the unimaginable--that is he began reading ahead because he was impatient to read the next great story and learn the next interesting concept. Plotnik's text sparked Haig's interest in psychology and he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science at Saint Mary's College of California, a liberal arts college in the Bay Area.Dr. Doyle received a B.A. in Psychology from the Santa Clara University in 1969, and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1974. After teaching part-time at Grossmont College and MiraCosta College, he became a founding member of the full-time faculty of Cuyamaca College in 1978. He continued to teach part-time at San Diego State University for over 25 years. His courses include Introductory Psychology, Human Sexuality (both lower and upper division courses), Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Individual Adjustment, Learning, and Perception.
Table of Contents
1. Discovering Psychology. 2. Psychology and Science. 3. Brain's Building Blocks. 4. Incredible Nervous System. 5. Sensation. 6. Perception. 7. Consciousness, Sleep and Dreams. 8. Hypnosis and Drugs. 9. Classical Conditioning. 10. Operant and Cognitive Approaches. 11. Types of Memory. 12. Remembering and Forgetting. 13. Intelligence. 14. Thought and Language. 15. Motivation. 16. Emotion. 17. Infancy and Childhood. 18. Adolescence and Adulthood. 19. Freudian and Humanistic Theories. 20. Social Cognitive and Trait Theories. 21. Health, Stress and Coping. 22. Assessment and Anxiety Disorders. 23. Mood Disorder and Schizophrenia. 24. Therapies. 25. Social Psychology.