Rod Plotnik Introduction to Psychology

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Introduction to Psychology

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There is simply no other textbook as effective in getting students excited about and involved with psychology as Plotnik's exceptional text. Using his hallmark "multimedia on the printed page" approach, Rod Plotnik makes the concepts of psychology come to life! Plotnik's book is far more than just a good read and a compelling presentation-it is also a book written by a teacher committed to helping students master the content of psychology. From the side-by-side visual summaries to the concept reviews, Plotnik's text is designed throughout for student mastery. Professors report that all the important content is covered in the Plotnik book-in a way that "hooks" students and gets them to read on. And Plotnik's commitment to teaching extends into the ancillaries that accompany the text. The activities in the Instructor's Manual are exciting, original, and offer truly innovative ways to get students involved in the concepts of the course. In many of today's psychology classrooms, the printed pages is just the beginning! In this exciting new Fifth Edition, Plotnik includes "Links to Learning" at the end of every module that launch students into whole new worlds of interactive learning and exploration. Plotnik also references interactive activities on a variety of CD-ROMs that students can purchase bundled with their textbook, as well as appropriate sections in the Study Guide.

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Rod Plotnik earned his Ph.D. as a biological psychologist from the University of Florida and a post doctorate at Yale University. Early in his career, he realized the effectiveness of teaching students through visuals to get them excited about the material, a technique he utilizes throughout INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, now in its Tenth Edition (Cengage Learning, 2014).

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"I am constantly searching for a better textbook, one that would interest students and get them to actually read the book before class. I think this book would do this. The shorter modules are one advantage, but the visual graphics are truly exceptional. The many real-life examples should engage the students, and perhaps 'turn them on' to the idea of studying psychology. . . . I would say that this is one of the best Introduction to Psychology textbooks I have ever seen!"

"The main reason I first used this book was directly related to seeing Rod Plotnik's presentation on undergraduate teaching at a Teaching Psychology conference a few years ago. He is really committed to and focused on undergraduate education in psychology. What a refreshing change! . . . I found this text met all my criteria for content and so I decided to give it a try. The students loved it! In 25 years of teaching psychology, this was the first time I got student comments on my course evaluation that praised the textbook. This was amazing!"

"The module approach is very useful in organizing lectures and more convenient for the student's study task than the longer chapter approach. The content is interesting as well as highly suitable for educational purposes. This is a difficult combination to achieve--interesting and educational at the same time. My better academic students as well as my more average students tell me how much they like the book. Plotnik somehow manages to appeal to both levels of students."

"It is comprehensive and does not over-simplify--my greatest problem with so many introductory texts. From the students' perspective, it is fun--but also clear enough and presented with enough examples and repetition so as to make learning almost certain. The fill-in-the-blank Concept Review and Summary Tests are fun to take and also an excellent way of reinforcing learning."

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