Accurate, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate, Understanding Psychology is written to the new American Psychology Association National Standards for an introductory high school course. This course focuses on the big ideas with accessible text that uses essential questions and inquiry. Students develop critical thinking with Quick Case Studies and hands-on chapter projects. Understanding Psychology introduces students to scientific ideas with Psychology QuickLabs and the online laboratory. Students are presented with primary and secondary sources for analysis, including text excerpts, political cartoons, photographs, graphs, charts and more. Rigor is built-in using Document-Based questions and Extended Response Practice.