McGraw-Hill 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.
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.
Interactivities allow students to experience and apply their understanding of psychology to the world with fun and stimulating activities.
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.
Data-driven revision. 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.
Modules within chapters format is manageable for students and flexible for professors who wish to assign complete chapters.
This program has an extensive pedagogical system throughout each module and chapter, guiding students through the material with Key Concept Questions, Prologues, Looking Ahead sections, Running Glossaries, Recap/Evaluate/Rethink segments, and Study Alerts. Feldman designed this pedagogy based on the proven work he has done in Student Success and First Year Experience.
Focus on Diversity. Diversity is woven into the material throughout the program. Each chapter contains at least one Exploring Diversity section devoted to an aspect of racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural diversity.
Optional Modules on Diversity, I/O Psychology, Sustainability, and Forensic Psychology are available for custom solutions through McGraw-Hill Education Create.
From the Perspective of... Every chapter now includes questions to help students connect psychological concepts with career realities. The feature helps students understand how psychology impacts their chosen program of study and answers the "why does psychology matter to me?" question. Examples of some of the career fields include health, technology, criminal justice, and marketing.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Psychology
MODULE 1 Psychologists at Work
MODULE 2 A Science Evolves: The Past, the Present, and the Future
MODULE 3 Psychology's Key Issues and Controversies
CHAPTER 2 Psychological Research
MODULE 4 The Scientific Method
MODULE 5 Conducting Psychological Research
MODULE 6 Critical Research Issues
CHAPTER 3 Neuroscience and Behavior
MODULE 7 Neurons: the Basic Elements of Behavior
MODULE 8 The Nervous System and the Endocrine System:Communicating Within the Body
MODULE 9 The Brain
CHAPTER 4 Sensation and Perception
MODULE 10 Sensing the World Around Us
MODULE 11 Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye
MODULE 12 Hearing and the Other Senses
MODULE 13 Perceptual Organization: Constructing Our View of theWorld
CHAPTER 5 States of Consciousness
MODULE 14 Sleep and Dreams
MODULE 15 Hypnosis and Meditation
MODULE 16 Drug Use: The Highs and Lows of Consciousness
CHAPTER 6 Learning
MODULE 17 Classical Conditioning
MODULE 18 Operant Conditioning
MODULE 19 Cognitive Approaches to Learning
CHAPTER 7 Memory
MODULE 20 The Foundations of Memory
MODULE 21 Recalling Long-Term Memories
MODULE 22 Forgetting: When Memory Fails
CHAPTER 8 Cognition and Language
MODULE 23 Thinking and Reasoning
MODULE 24 Problem Solving
MODULE 25 Language
CHAPTER 9 Intelligence
MODULE 26 What Is Intelligence?
MODULE 27 Variations in Intellectual Ability
MODULE 28 Group Differences in Intelligence: Genetic andEnvironmental Determinants
CHAPTER 10 Motivation and Emotion
MODULE 29 Explaining Motivation
MODULE 30 Human Needs and Motivation: Eat, Drink, and Be Daring
MODULE 31 Understanding Emotional Experiences
CHAPTER 11 Sexuality and Gender
MODULE 32 Gender and Sex
MODULE 33 Understanding Human Sexual Response: The Facts of Life
MODULE 34 The Diversity of Sexual Behavior
CHAPTER 12 Development
MODULE 35 Nature and Nurture: The Enduring Developmental Issue
MODULE 36 Prenatal Development: Conception to Birth
MODULE 37 Infancy and Childhood
MODULE 38 Adolescence: Becoming an Adult
MODULE 39 Adulthood
CHAPTER 13 Personality
MODULE 40 Psychodynamic Approaches to Personality
MODULE 41 Trait, Learning, Biological and Evolutionary, andHumanistic Approaches to Personality
MODULE 42 Assessing Personality: Determining What Makes UsDistinctive
CHAPTER 14 Health Psychology: Stress,Coping, and Well-Being
MODULE 43 Stress and Coping
MODULE 44 Psychological Aspects of Illness and Well-Being
MODULE 45 Promoting Health and Wellness
CHAPTER 15 Psychological Disorders
MODULE 46 Normal Versus Abnormal: Making the Distinction
MODULE 47 The Major Psychological Disorders
MODULE 48 Psychological Disorders in Perspective
CHAPTER 16 Treatment of PsychologicalDisorders
MODULE 49 Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, Behavioral, and CognitiveApproaches to Treatment
MODULE 50 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Interpersonal, and GroupApproaches to Treatment
MODULE 51 Biomedical Therapy: Biological Approaches to Treatment
CHAPTER 17 Social Psychology
MODULE 52 Attitudes and Social Cognition
MODULE 53 Social Influence and Groups
MODULE 54 Prejudice and Discrimination
MODULE 55 Positive and Negative Social Behavior
APPENDIX Going by the Numbers: Statisticsin Psychology
MODULE 56 Descriptive Statistics
MODULE 57 Measures of Variability
MODULE 58 Using Statistics to Answer Questions: InferentialStatistics and Correlation
Modules Available Only with Create
Diversity and Culture
Environmental Psychology and Sustainability