Synopses & Reviews
Updated and expanded with your students in mind, POWERSTUDY 4.0 for INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, written by Tom Doyle and Rod Plotnik, is a complete, interactive study guide for Plotnik's text! POWERSTUDY 4.0 brings to life Plotnik's INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, Eighth Edition. This most recent version adds modules 17 and 21 as "Super Modules," which are self-paced, step-by-step multimedia presentations with animations and narration, as well as revisions through to reflect the new edition of the text. POWERSTUDY 4.0 also offers extensive study materials and student activities for every module in Plotnik's text, including interactive content - key terms, critical thinking questions, quizzes, and summary tests - text outlines, individual glossaries and links to relevant websites. POWERSTUDY offers students an engaging and interactive way to approach the core concepts in psychology. Additionally, the Table of Contents for POWERSTUDY 4.0 matches the modular Table of Contents for the Plotnik, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, Eighth Edition text for easy integration into the course.
Succeed in psychology with POWERSTUDY 3.0! The perfect companion to Plotnik's INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, this complete, interactive study guide on CD-ROM provides you with the tools that you need to get a good grade. Studying is made easy with extensive study materials such as interactive content-key terms, critical thinking questions, quizzes, summary tests, and text outlines. Utilizing highly interactive visual methods, this CD-ROM reinforces what you are learning and guides you through psychology's most challenging core topics with ease.
About the Author
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.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.
Table of Contents
1. Discovering Psychology. 2. Psychology and Science (Supermodule). 3. Brain's Building Blocks. (super module). 4. Incredible Nervous System. (super module). 5. Sensation. 6. Perception. (NEW Super Module). 7. Consciousness, Sleep and Dreams. (NEW Super Module). 8. Hypnosis and Drugs. (NEW Super Module). 9. Classical Conditioning. (super module). 10. Operant and Cognitive Approaches. (super module). 11. Types of Memory. (super module). 12. Remembering and Forgetting. (super module). 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. (super module). 23. Mood Disorder and Schizophrenia. (super module). 24. Therapies. 25. Social Psychology.