MindTap® Psychology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kail/Cavanuagh's Human Development: A Life-Span View, 7th Edition

  • Robert V. Kail Purdue University
  • John C. Cavanaugh University of West Florida
  • ISBN-10: 1305265130  |  ISBN-13: 9781305265134
  • © 2016 | Published
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MindTap™ Psychology for Kail/Cavanaugh's Human Development, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
  • Interactive activities drawn from the “What Do You Think?” and “Real People” text features that foster student participation through polls, photo shares, and discussion threads.
  • Illustrative video embedded in the MindTap Reader to highlight key concepts for the students.
  • Investigate Development enables students to observe, evaluate, and make de-cisions about human development so they see the implications of research on a personal level. Students interact with simulated case studies of milestones in a person’s development, observing and analyzing audio-visual cues, consulting research, and making decisions. Instead of rote memorization of isolated concepts, Investigate Development compels students to think critically about research and brings human development to life.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

Sample chapter of learning path. Readings will change.
Reading: Chapter Introduction.
Reading: Identity and Self-Esteem.
Diversity of Development Video & Quiz.
Reading: Romantic Relationships and Sexuality.
Reading: The World of Work.
Real People: Applying Human Development: “The Life of Lynne”: A Drama in Three Acts LAMS poll.
Reading: The Dark Side.
ID: Investigate Development (case study simulation).
WHAT DO YOU THINK? LAMS discussion Thread: When Juveniles Commit Serious Crimes, Should They Be Tried as Adults?
Reading: Chapter Summary.
Practice Test.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305265122 | ISBN-13: 9781305265127

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert V. Kail

Robert V. Kail is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of Child Development Perspectives and editor emeritus of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Kail has also written CHILDREN AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT and SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence.

John C. Cavanaugh

John C. Cavanaugh is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Cavanaugh is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gerontological Society of America, and has served as president of the Adult Development and Aging Division (Division 20) of the APA. Cavanaugh has also written (with the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields) ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING. His research interests in gerontology concern family caregiving as well as the role of beliefs in older adults' cognitive performance.