McGraw-Hill Education's Connect is a digital assignment and assessment platform that strengthens the link between faculty, students, and coursework, helping everyone accomplish more in less time. For students, Connect uses innovative, interactive technology to enable a more personalized learning experience that better engages students in course content so they are better prepared, are more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Connect allows instructors to give homework assignments with immediate, automatic feedback, upload recorded class lectures and presentations through Tegrity, and track student progress and concept comprehension through robust reporting tools.
Available within Connect, SmartBook is an adaptive learning program designed to help students stay focused and maximize their study time. Based on metacognition, and powered by LearnSmart, SmartBook’s adaptive capabilities provide with a personalized reading and learning experience that helps them identify the concepts they know, and more importantly, the concepts they don’t know.
Available within Connect, Concept Clips help students break down key themes and difficult concepts in Psychology. Using easy-to-understand analogies, visual cues, and stimulating animations, Concept Clips make Psychology meaningful to everyday life.
Available withing Connect, Inter-activities allow students to experience an apply their understanding of psychology to the world with fun and stimulating activities.
Available within Connect, Newsflash exercises tie current news stories to key psychological principles and learning objective and assess students on their ability to make the connection between real life and research findings.
McGraw-Hill Education Authors now have access to student performance data to analyze and to inform their revisions. This data is anonymously collected from the many students who use LearnSmart, the adaptive learning system that provides students with individualized assessment of their own progress. Because virtually every text paragraph is tied to several questions that students answer while using LearnSmart, the specific concepts with which students are having the most difficulty are easily pinpointed through empirical data in the form of a “heat map” report.
Connect Insight is a one-of-kind visual analytics dashboard—now available for both instructors and students—that provides at-a-glance information regard¬ing student performance. Designed for mobile devices, Connect Insight travels from office to classroom, available on demand wherever or whenever it’s needed.
Challenge Your Assumptions - Psychology: Perspectives and Connections helps students understand the path to discovery by challenging their assumptions and moving beyond "black and white" thinking. With this in mind, each chapter begins with Challenge Your Assumptions. Assertions such as "Pulling an all-nighter is a good way to study for an exam," or "Eyewitness memories are usually accurate," prompt students to question their own perspective and begin to understand the importance of thinking critically. Connections annotations appear throughout the text, reinforcing the interrelatedness of subfields of psychology.
The Research Process feature demystifies research by providing a step-by-step, visual approach to the scientific method. Students are presented with the basic structure of a contemporary study, walking through the "story" of how the research was conducted. In Chapter 3, for example, students are led through the methodology chosen by a researcher exploring whether different parts of the brain are responsible for imagining and seeing faces, versus only imagining.
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