Drawing students into psychology using a unique magazine-style format, Rod Plotnik's modular, visually-oriented approach to the fundamentals makes even the toughest concepts engaging and entertaining. Incorporating the latest research updates, the text breaks concepts down into small, easily digested chunks that allow students and instructors great flexibility in their approach to the subject. For students, this means the flexibility to learn at their own pace; for instructors, the flexibility to assign as much or as little as they like. This Seventh Edition expands upon Plotnik's commitment to teaching by extending the text's approach into its comprehensive ancillary package. For students, Learning Links features in the text connect them to the newly updated PowerStudy 2.0 CD-ROM (see below for details). In addition, students have free access to a Book Companion Web Site that now includes personalized Self-Study Assessments-giving them even further assistance in reviewing and prioritizing study time for maximum effectiveness. For instructors, a detailed ancillary package centered around a comprehensive Instructor's Resource Manual provides everything needed for easier, more effective course preparation.