33 Psychology

Introduction to Psychology, 1st Canadian Ed.

This textbook is an adaptation of the open Introduction to Psychology book. A psychology professor from Royal Roads University adapted it as part of the B.C. Open Textbook Project and added several case studies, examples, and sections. This textbook, and its original version, have both been successfully adopted and well reviewed.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, case studies, exercises and critical thinking problems, test bank

Psychology, 2nd ed. (OpenStax)

This textbook covers all of the standard first-year psychology concepts. As an OpenStax textbook it includes many student and instructor resources. Many reviews are available.

Includes: Applications, instructor resources, student resources, animations and simulations, critical thinking and reflection exercises, test bank

Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text

This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor’s manual, PowerPoint presentation, test items, adaptive student quiz, and reading anticipation guide. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, discussion questions, summaries

Introduction to Psychology: The Full Noba Collection

This textbook represents the entire catalog of Noba topics. It contains over 100 learning modules covering every area of psychology commonly taught in introductory courses. This book can be modified: feel free to rearrange or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to log in to download the textbooks. Reviews are available.

Includes: Review questions, ancillary materials

Research Methods in Psychology: 2nd Canadian Edition

This open textbook introduces students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. It connects research being generated in Canada as well as provide an accurate picture of the Canadian context for ethical human research. This textbook is an adaptation of one written by Paul C. Price (California State University, Fresno). Reviews available.

Includes: Exercises, key takeaways, glossary

Developmental Psychology: A Canadian Perspective

This book is an adaptation done by Dinesh Ramoo at Brandon University, building upon an adaptation done at Concordia, itself based on a textbook that has been extensively reviewed on the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Interactive activities

Data Analysis in the Psychological Sciences

This open resources textbook contains 10 Units that describe and explain the main concepts in statistical analysis of psychological data. In addition to conceptual descriptions and explanations of the basic analyses for descriptive statistics, this textbook also explains how to conduct those analyses with common statistical software (Excel) and open-source free software (R).

Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice

This textbook showcases psychology projects conducted in partnership with communities.

The Psychology Commons

A dynamic and growing library of open, online, learning resources in Psychology.

Together: The Science of Social Psychology

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed by peers. It covers introductory concepts in sociology, from the science of social psychology to organizational behaviour. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, vocabulary, discussion questions

Principles of Social Psychology: 1st International Edition

The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective.

Includes: Index, glossary, and exercises

Introduction to Applied Statistics for Psychology Students

The book was written to meet the needs of University of Saskatchewan psychology students at the undergraduate level, and features SPSS lessons.

Includes: Definitions, datasets used in SPSS lessons

Learning Statistics with R: A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners

This book was designed to teach introductory statistics to psychology students using R. Reviews are available.

Includes: Chapter summaries

Human Development

This open textbook is designed for Human Development, providing a bird’s eye view of major milestones and developmental tasks during each age period, starting at conception and ending with old age. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, optional reading

Psychological Adjustment

This textbook for Psychological Development was created by Dr. Tori Kearns and Dr. Deborah Lee. Topics covered include: Theories of Humanistic and Personality Psychology; Coping and Mental Illness; Interpersonal Communication; Sexuality; Understanding Gender; Work and Choosing a Career; Coping with Death and Loss; and Finding Meaning.

Includes: Learning objectives, reflection questions

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Intended to introduce both graduate and senior undergraduate students to the foundations of cognitive science, Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field: What are the core assumptions of the three different schools? What are the relationships between these different sets of core assumptions? Is there only one cognitive science, or are there many different cognitive sciences? Reviews are available.

What is Cognitive Psychology?

Beginning with the basics of information processing, Dawson explores what experimental psychologists infer about these processes, and considers what scientific explanations are required when we assume cognition is rule-governed symbol manipulation. From these foundations, psychologists can identify the architecture of cognition and better understand its role in debates about its true nature.

OER in Psychology: A Starter Pack

This list of OER in Psychology was created by Rajiv Jhangiani, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Brock University.

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