Written by co-author Susann Doyle-Portillo specifically to accompany WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?, the Study Guide offers your students the following features for each chapter: Learning Objectives; "The Big Picture" narrative chapter summary; "Outlining the Big Picture" chapter outline that students can bring to class and use to take notes; "Key Points of the Big Picture" list of important terms with definitions; "Seeing the Big Picture" visual overview or "mental map" of important concepts organized to show connections; "Apply What You Know: The Big Picture in Action" activities designed to help students apply what they know, utilizing the InfoTrac College Edition database; "Self Check" provides self-quizzes using fill-in, true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and diagram-labeling questions; and "Developing a Bigger Picture" essay questions help students make important connections across chapters. The Study Guide also includes an overview of study aids in the main text; general study tips; advice for careers in psychology/work-related applications of psychology.
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Ellen E. Pastorino (Ph.D. in School Psychology, Florida State University) is a developmental psychologist who teaches psychology classes at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Pastorino has won numerous teaching awards, including the University of Georgia, Board of Regents Distinguished Professor; the NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award; and Valencia's Teaching and Learning Excellence Award. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. Dr. Pastorino has authored test banks, instructor manuals, and student study guides, and has published research in the Journal of Adolescent Research and Adolescence. While working as a consultant for IBM Corporation she developed numerous educational materials for teachers and students.
Susann M. Doyle-Portillo (Ph.D., social cognition, University of Oklahoma) is professor of psychology at Gainesville College, Dr. Susann M. Doyle-Portillo earned her Ph.D. in Social Cognition from the University of Oklahoma. She holds bachelors degrees in engineering and psychology. She has published articles in the journals Social Cognition and Contemporary Social Psychology, but the main focus of her career is teaching. During her tenure at Gainesville College, Dr. Doyle-Portillo has twice been listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She has supervised independent-study student research at the two-year college level and is the founder of the Division of Social Sciences and Education Annual Research Poster Competition at Gainesville College. She also is the chair of the Scientific Review Committee/Institutional Review Board for the Gainesville College Engineering and Science Fair. She has authored test banks, instructor manuals, and student study guides.
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