PsykTrek 3.1: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology, 3rd Edition

  • Wayne Weiten University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • ISBN-10: 0495090352
  • ISBN-13: 9780495090359
  • Mixed Media 
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 2003, 2000
  • © 2008 | Published
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About The Solution

Overview

This student tutorial, available on CD-ROM or online, contains 150 concept checks as well as new tests, critical thinking questions, and learning objectives, and provides an intuitive landscape to any introductory psychology course. Available to accompany all introductory textbooks.


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Features/Benefits

  • PSYK.TREK's 65 Interactive Learning Modules provide students with opportunities to absorb, review, and further explore the main topics in introductory psychology. The modules also offer approximately 150 Concept Checks that encourage students to achieve new levels of understanding. Tests that can be printed or emailed from the CD-ROM, and which flow into the gradebook for the online version, help students master the material and share their results with faculty.
  • Ten rich simulations of complex psychological phenomena help students take an active role in experimentation. These simulations include: Social Judgment, Clinical Diagnosis, the Stroop Test, Hemispheric Specialization, the Poggendorff Illusion, Shaping in Operant Conditioning, Memory Processes I, Memory Processes II, Problem Solving, and Psychological Testing for Creativity.
  • The Video Selector component allows students to access 35 video clips featuring both classical and contemporary subjects.
  • The multimedia Glossary is filled with over 800 terms common to all introductory psychology courses. Each term includes a detailed definition and many terms have an audio pronunciation, as well.
  • An electronic test bank is available for adopters of PSYK.TREK.

What's New

  • PsykTrek Version 3.1 includes three new Interactive Learning Modules: 6d, "Forgetting," 9e, "Attachment," and 12e, "Conformity and Obedience," bringing the total to 65 modules.
  • Based on user feedback, Weiten has included new pedagogy such as bulleted Learning Objectives at the beginning of each module, multiple choice tests at the end of each module, Unit-level exams, and one critical thinking exercise per unit.
  • For the first time, PsykTrek Version 3.1 is available either on CD-ROM or online.
  • The new easier-to-use interface includes simplified navigation, and crisper photos and graphics.

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Table of Contents

Interactive Learning Modules.
Unit 1: HISTORY & METHODS.
1a. Psychology's timeline.
1b. The experimental method.
1c. Statistics: Central tendency and variability.
1d. Statistics: Correlation.
1e. Searching for research articles in psychology.
Unit 2: BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR.
2a. The neuron and the neural impulse.
2b. Synaptic transmission.
2c. Looking inside the brain: Research methods.
2d. The hindbrain and the midbrain.
2e. The forebrain: Subcortical structures.
2f. The cerebral cortex.
2g. Right brain/Left brain.
Unit 3: SENSATION & PERCEPTION.
3a. Light and the eye.
3b. The retina.
3c. Vision and the brain.
3d. Perception of color.
3e. Gestalt psychology.
3f. Depth perception.
3g. Visual illusions.
3h. The sense of hearing.
Unit 4: CONSCIOUSNESS.
4a. Biological rhythms.
4b. Sleep.
4c. Abused drugs and their effects.
4d. Drugs and synaptic transmission.
Unit 5: LEARNING.
5a. Overview of classical conditioning.
5b. Basic processes in classical conditioning.
5c. Overview of operant conditioning.
5d. Schedules of reinforcement.
5e. Reinforcement and punishment.
5f. Avoidance and escape Learning.
Unit 6: MEMORY.
6a. Memory encoding.
6b. Memory storage.
6c. Physiology of memory.
6d. Forgetting.
Unit 7: COGNITION & INTELLIGENCE.
7a. Types of psychological tests.
7b. Key concepts in testing.
7c. Understanding IQ scores.
7d. Heredity, environment, and intelligence.
7e. Problem solving.
7f. Decision making.
Unit 8: MOTIVATION & EMOTION.
8a. Hunger.
8b. Achievement motivation.
8c. Elements of emotion.
8d. Theories of emotion.
Unit 9: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
9a. Prenatal development.
9b. Erikson's theory of personality development.
9c. Piaget's theory of cognitive development.
9d. Kohlberg's theory of moral development.
9e. Attachment.
Unit 10: PERSONALITY THEORY.
10a. Freudian theory.
10b. Behavioral theory.
10c. Humanistic theory.
10d. Biological theory.
Unit 11: ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR & THERAPY.
11a. Anxiety disorders.
11b. Mood disorders.
11c. Schizophrenic disorders.
11d. Insight therapies.
11e. Behavioral and biomedical therapies.
11f. Types of stress.
11g. Responding to stress.
Unit 12: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.
12a. Attribution processes.
12b. Theories of love.
12c. Attitude change.
12d. Prejudice.
12e. Conformity and obedience.
SIMULATIONS.
1. Experimenting with the Stroop test.
2. Hemispheric specialization.
3. The Poggendorff illusion.
4. Shaping in operant conditioning.
5. Memory processes I.
6. Memory processes II.
7. Problem solving.
8. Psychological testing: Measuring your creativity.
9. Clinical diagnosis.
10. Social judgment.

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PSYKTREK 3.0 is a student tutorial available on CD-ROM or online, organized in 65 individual learning modules that parallel the core content of any introductory psychology course. The intuitive landscape and easy navigation of PSYKTREK encourages students to explore psychological topics, interact with numerous simulations, and participate in classical and contemporary experiments. PSYKTREK is rich with impressive illustrations, animations, and video clips that help students to commit psychological concepts to memory, and contains over 150 concept checks with quizzing to help students attain set learning goals.


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Meet the Author

About the Author

Wayne Weiten

Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1981. He currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage, where he taught until 1991. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1 and 2 of the American Psychological Association. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology and in 1996–1997 he served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Wayne Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision making, attribution theory, stress, and cerebral specialization. His recent interests have included pressure as a form of stress and the technology of textbooks. He is also the co-author of Psychology Applied to Modern Life (Wadsworth, 2006) and the creator of an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology.