Introduction to Psychology: Australian Edition
Introduction to Psychology: Australian Edition

Introduction to Psychology: Australian Edition

Lead Author(s): Meaghan Altman, Dawn Darlaston-Jones, Maddie Boe, Pat Dudgeon

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Introduction to Psychology: Australian Edition presents material such as methods, memory and states of consciousness in an engaging way. As a result, students will be able to understand and synthesise the content better. This book is written with the principles that underlie learning and memory - the goal is to provide an exciting experience for students to help them retain information in the long term. The Australian edition features newly developed Indigenous Content and has been edited by our team of Australian editors.

Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's interactive Introduction to Psychology text! We hope you have a great experience with this course and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your lecturer, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer and then click "Submit". If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question.

Multiple Choice Example

Which of the following is not part of the scientific method?




Gathering information


Analysing data



2) Word Answer: Just type your answer into the textbox and click "Submit".

Word Answer Example

This is a textbook written about ______________.

3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.

Numeric Answer Example

Which year was the DSM-5 originally published?

4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left-hand column, and then click on its match in the right-hand column to align them.  The remaining options in the right-hand column will reshuffle. 

Matching Example

Match each neuotransmitter with its function.




Learning and movement




Elevation / depression of mood




Learning reward and pleasure

5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by an image. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. Often you will find that the images in these questions will have "hotspots" or targets on them. Make sure when you submit your answer that your selection is over the hotspot so you get credit if your answer is correct.

Click on Target Example

Click on the occipital lobe.

6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order.

Sorting Question Example

Sort these psychologists in chronological order.


William James


Edward B. Titchener


Wilhelm Wundt

7) Discussion Question: These are typed responses that are submitted and read by the professor. 

Discussion Question Example

What are the consequences of groupthink?

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