Self-Guided Tour:  Blair-Broeker, Thinking About Psychology, 3e

Document created by Tracy Wegleitner on Aug 8, 2019Last modified by Classroom Compass Administrator on Feb 24, 2020
Version 2Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

BFW Self-Guided Course Tours are designed with your schedule in mind - they're on-demand, self-paced, and provide you with everything you need to know to get started using BFW materials successfully in your classroom.

Each course contains short videos that review the AP Exam (where applicable), the student edition, and teacher resources. The videos are brief, so they're easy to watch in-between classes, during prep, or whenever you need a refresher on your textbook program.

LaunchPad Training

To schedule a 1:1 LaunchPad training with a member of our Customer Experience team, go HERE

VitalSource Ebook Training



Written by a distinguished team of teachers, this fourth edition of Thinking About Psychology reflects up-to-date DSM-5 content and research, emphasizes psychology as a science, answers goal-oriented guiding questions, and provides a vast amount of assessment opportunities for students to regularly test their understanding.


Students are sure to be engrossed by the engaging and conversational tone of authors Charlie Blair-Broeker and Randy Ernst, who have a combined 54 years of high school teaching experience and have led Psychology workshops in more than 30 states!



Outstanding Authors
Both Charlie Blair-Broeker and Randy Ernst are highly accomplished high school psychology teachers with a wealth of experience and insight.  Randy was named the 2006 Outstanding Social Studies teacher in the state of Nebraska; Charlie was awarded both the University of Iowa Distinguished Teacher Award and the Grinnell College Award for Outstanding Teaching.  Both Randy and Charlie are recipients of the APA's Division 2 Teaching Excellence Award.
Standards-satisfying Coverage
Thinking About Psychology, Third Edition mirrors the newly revised APA National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology (
Flexible Modular Format
The 36 modules cover all key topics for the course but have been written to stand independent from one another—there are no unexplained cross-references and no knowledge prerequisites for any module. Teachers have complete flexibility to cover the modules they want in any order.


Revised Contents The book is now divided into seven domains and 36 modules. This new organization reflects the APA’s recent changes to the National Standards for High School Psychology, and the modular approach allows teachers maximum flexibility in how and when to cover particular topics.


New Coverage of Positive Psychology and Human Flourishing allows students to see the new advances psychological science has made in understanding and promoting human strengths.


New Design and expanded photo program appeals to students and reflects the interests and diversity of your students.


New Features 'Thinking Like a Psychological Scientist' engages students in critical thinking skills; 'Thinking about Positive Psychology' boxes highlight new developments in the field and showcase practical information for students to use in their own lives.


Expanded supplements and media package This edition boasts the first Thinking About Psychology interactive eBook, as well as additional support for ELL students. As with the previous edition, teachers receive a true wrap-around Teacher’s Annotated Edition and a new test bank in Examview Assessment Suite.