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Overview

The Cengage Learning DISCOVERY SERIES: HUMAN SEXUALITY is designed to deliver traditional course content in an innovative "hybrid" learning format—instruction presented in a printed handbook paired with integrated online applications and assessments. The program promotes measurable mastery of core course learning objectives by guiding students' active engagement with content delivered through the book, images, video, simulations, and assessments. This contemporary approach to learning seamlessly integrates text and technology, enabling students to easily move from the book's instruction to its online applications for a deeper, lasting understanding of the core psychological concepts, and for assessments (all assignable) that reliably track students' progress and performance.

Janell L. Carroll, University of Hartford

Janell Carroll received her Ph.D. in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. She teaches in the psychology department at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, is an AASECT-certified sexuality educator, and has received numerous awards for her teaching and work in the field of human sexuality. The University of Hartford has recognized Dr. Carroll with the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award (2015) and the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence (2005), both given to professors who demonstrate outstanding excellence and creativity in the classroom. She has also been recognized by Planned Parenthood as a Sexuality Educator of the Year. Prior to teaching at University of Hartford, Dr. Carroll was a tenured psychology professor at Baker University, where she was honored with awards for Professor of the Year and Most Outstanding Person on Campus. A dynamic educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Carroll has also hosted two of her own radio talk shows about sexuality and appeared as an expert on numerous television talk shows and networks. She maintains her own sexuality website at http://www.drjanellcarroll.com.
  • Reading print to discover: Featuring content that is driven by learning objectives and organized into modules for optimal flexibility, the print component of the package provides a concise, but complete, course that introduces students to Human Sexuality's target concepts. (For those who prefer it, the book is also available electronically.)
  • Focusing on learning objectives to promote better outcomes: Each module begins with a set of learning objectives that focuses students' reading and guides them through the content. All book and online content is mapped to these objectives to ensure that students are learning the appropriate material—and consequently meeting the objectives.
  • Going online to interact and demonstrate learning: Available in Psychology CourseMate, each module's companion online content features media assets and activities that encourage vital interaction by requiring students to apply concepts and complete assignments to demonstrate their learning. Learning is then confirmed through a tightly integrated assessment that measures students' mastery of the module's learning objectives—and ensures that they meet the learning objectives before moving on.
  • Connecting print and online features to promote student engagement: Text and online resources work hand in hand. For instance, a chapter-opening "Prepare to Learn" feature advises students on how to work through the chapter, and invites them to take an online chapter pre-test, establishing a baseline for self-assessment. Throughout chapters, prompts for online activities and quizzes appear in sidebars on right-hand pages, as do icons identifying the four basic types of online resources included in the text's package: videos, animations, readings, and assessments.
  • Innovative page layout to keep students on track: Instructional pages that face each other consistently comprise three distinct learning "zones." Learning objectives appear in sidebars on left-hand pages, prompts for online activities and quizzes appear in sidebars on right-hand pages, and the instructional narrative spans the area in between. This consistent layout makes it easy for students to match learning objectives to instruction and assessments, helping them to remain oriented and productive throughout each chapter.
  • Readings for critical thinking: Every chapter concludes with a reading (and accompanying critical thinking questions) about a compelling subject related to the topic at hand. Some questions challenge students by asking them about the content of the reading, while others challenge them by asking that they make connections with content covered in other chapters.
  • Student questions answered: Each chapter contains a number of Learning Objective-focused videos. While some are aimed at illustrating key concepts or highlighting cases of particular interest, many serve the purpose of answering frequent student questions about many different aspects of sex.
  • Cutting edge illustrations: This text integrates visuals with major concepts and offers numerous updated biological illustrations as well as carefully selected photos. The photo program breathes new life into key concepts while new illustrations make complicated biological processes more accessible.
1. Exploring and Understanding Human Sexuality.
2. Communication & Sexuality.
3. Gender Development, Gender Roles & Gender Identity.
4. Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
5. Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology.
6. Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality.
7. Adult Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Relationships.
8. Sexual Behaviors and Disorders.
9. Sexual Orientation.
10. Pregnancy & Birth.
11. Contraception & Abortion.
12. Sexually Transmitted Infections.
13. Sexual Variations.
14. Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Coercive Sexual Behaviors.

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

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  • STARTING AT $134.49

  • ISBN-10: 1111841896
  • ISBN-13: 9781111841898
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $215.25
  • RETAIL $286.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285050362

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285050379

PowerLecture with ExamView®

ISBN: 9780840029485
This one-stop lecture and class preparation tool contains ready-to-use PowerPoint® slides that allows you to assemble, edit, publish, and present custom lectures for your course. PowerLecture lets you bring together text-specific lecture outlines and art from the text along with videos or your own materials, culminating in a powerful, personalized media-enhanced presentation.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781285093086

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111842130
Cengage Learning's Psychology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Going online to interact and demonstrate learning throughout The Discovery Series: Introduction to Human Sexuality, each module's companion online content, available in the Psychology CourseMate, features media assets and activities that encourage vital interaction by requiring students to apply concepts and complete assignments to demonstrate their learning. Learning is then confirmed through a tightly integrated assessment that measures students' mastery of the module's learning objectives—and ensures that they meet the learning objectives before moving on.

FOR STUDENTS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285050362
Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285050379
Succeed in your psychology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 9781111842130
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.