Professor’s eyes only… You may be surprised to learn… … that over 25% of all undergraduate students do not utilize their required course material. … student retention is dropping nationwide and while the higher education community has done a remarkable job of opening the doors of college to more and more students, we have not seen equal strides in the number of students who actually complete four-year degrees. (Education Trust, 2004) See the next slide on what you can do… Chapter two slides begin on slide 17 Professor: Course/Section:
The top factors motivating a student to use their adopted books all involve whether the material is immediately used, referred to, or assessed from in the classroom.
Please take a few minutes the first day of class to explain and demonstrate why you adopted your book and accompanying technology.
The next few slides show the book, technology products, and messaging to students that indicates they will be responsible for the content. Feel free to customize the information or delete from your slide set.
James Kalat’s Biological Psychology, 9e Professor: Course/Section: This is your required course material You will need this material for: - tests and quizzes - homework and reading assignments
Some of the reasons why you need to use the new edition… Professor: Course/Section:
There are many content changes such as the module on drugs has been moved to Chapter 3 (rather than in Chapter 15) to help explain synapses and their relationship to an important aspect of behavior.
Another change includes the module on research methods which has been consolidated to emphasize the significance of techniques such as MRI, MEG, lesions, fMRI, PET and EEG in the area of research, and has been moved from the beginning of Chapter 4 to the end.
More reasons why you need to use the new edition… Professor: Course/Section:
The module on attention has been revised , expanded , and moved from Chapter 7 to Chapter 14 ("Cognitive Functions").
The research methods module now includes a new section on the research relating intelligence to brain anatomy.
After the very positive feedback about the "Try It Yourself" exercises, this new edition has expanded the online opportunities by also incorporating "Try It Yourself" into the website to help you understand concepts better.
Approximately 30 multiple-choice test items for each chapter.
Many chapters include informational diagrams, and crossword puzzles to test key terms and ideas.
Students Please Read… If your textbook doesn’t already come with the helpful study aids we’ve discussed, go to your local college bookstore or go on-line to the textbook URL … http://www. thomsonedu . com/psychology/kalat Professor: Course/Section: