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MindTap Basic Health Sciences for Understanding Human Behavior: A Guide for Health Care Professionals 9th Edition

Alyson Honeycutt, Mary Elizabeth Milliken

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MindTap® Basic Health Sciences for Honeycutt/Milliken's Understanding Human Behavior: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, 9th is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. The MindTap elevates learning by providing real-world application to better engage students. A guided learning path demonstrates the relevance of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective through engagement activities, interactive exercises and videos. Learners apply an understanding of these core concepts through video assignments and application-based activities that elevate the study of human behavior by challenging students to apply concepts to practice from a caregiving perspective. Updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 9e, delivers reliable, practical information students need to gain a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. In addition to its signature need-to-know presentation and easy-to-read writing style, the ninth edition is more streamlined and now includes full-color illustrations. Its concise yet thorough coverage spans a broad range of important mental health topics and addresses them alongside their implications for health care professionals. Presenting both client and caregiver perspectives, this powerful book explores the behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms encountered in a variety of health care situations and settings. Real-world examples and activities that encourage students to examine their own behaviors round out the book's comprehensive approach, making this a must-have tool for health care programs.

Alyson Honeycutt,

Alyson Honeycutt, M.A., N.C.C., is a National Certified Counselor who holds a License in School Counseling from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as well as advanced degrees from North Carolina State University at Raleigh and Appalachian State University. In addition to teaching parenting and literacy classes, she has taught students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. She also has served as an instructor in English at the college level and as a district-level behavior support coordinator in public schools.

Mary Elizabeth Milliken,

Mary Elizabeth Milliken, B.S.N., M.S., Ed.D., practiced nursing in a variety of settings, served as instructor, then coordinator, of a practical nursing education program, was curriculum specialist for health occupations in the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, and was a consultant on curriculum and effective teaching. From 1971 to 1987 she served as coordinator of Health Occupations Teacher Education at the University of Georgia in Athens. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing, and her graduate study at North Carolina State University at Raleigh concentrated on both education and psychology. Since 1974 Dr. Milliken has followed the emerging holistic health movement, attending numerous workshops and conferences in which holistic concepts and complementary healing modalities were presented. In addition, she completed the curriculum sequence and certification requirements of Healing Touch International, Inc.
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What Does This Concept Mean? – Reality Check and Assignment. Students answer a question related to a major concept in the chapter. This activity encourages students to begin thinking about how the concept relates to their life or people they know, and helps them get in touch with their feelings. Instructors will manually grade this quiz.

eBook for Understanding Human Behavior, Ninth Edition. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Readings and Quick Checks: Chapter reading is broken down into manageable chunks, which are immediately followed by Quick Check assignments to measure students’ understanding before they move on to the next reading.

Video Assignments: Students watch a video, and then answer questions. The video assignments help students understand complex concepts.

Study Time: Students review key concepts from chapter with PowerPoint® presentations, and gauge their understanding with flashcards.

Apply Yourself: Through video assignments or application-based questions, students apply a key concept learned in a real-world. These assignments will be manually graded by instructors.

Test Yourself: Measure students’ competency of the chapter material with the posttest.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305959922
  • ISBN-13: 9781305959927
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Instructor Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305959897
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations and instructor's manual.

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ISBN: 9781305959958
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.