Discover Psychology 2.0 – A Brief Introductory Text
As part of the Noba project for free textbooks, this text was written by psychology professor Dr. Diener and his son Dr. Biswas-Diener. The textbook covers all of the material of introductory psychology and combines the works of many contributors.
Includes: instructor resources, external resources, applications, discussion questions, and summaries.
History of Psychology
This module provides an introduction and overview of the historical development of the science and practice of psychology in America. Ever-increasing specialization within the field often makes it difficult to discern the common roots from which the field of psychology has evolved. By exploring this shared past, students will be better able to understand how psychology has developed into the discipline we know today.
Introduction to Applied Statistics for Psychology Students
Author: Gordon E. Sarty
Description: Introduction to Applied Statistics for Psychology Students, by Gordon E. Sarty (Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan) began as a textbook published in PDF format, in various editions between 2014-2017. The book was written to meet the needs of University of Saskatchewan psychology students at the undergraduate (PSY 233, PSY 234) level.
In 2019-2020, funding was provided through the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, along with technical assistance from the Distance Education Unit, to update and adapt this book, making it more widely available in an easy-to-use and more adaptable digital (Pressbooks) format. The update also made revisions so that the book could be published with a license appropriate for open educational resources (OER).
OERs are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others” (Hewlett Foundation). This textbook and other OERs like it are openly licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various digital and e-book formats free of charge.
Introduction to Psychology – First Canadian Edition
This textbook is an adaptation of the open Introduction to Psychology book by Charles Stangor, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland. 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 has over a 4.5/5 rating from several professors.
Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, case studies, and exercises and critical thinking problems.
Mind, Body, World – Foundations of Cognitive Science
This textbook emphasizes on introducing the key ideas that serve as the foundations for each school of thought in cognitive science. An attempt is made to consider whether differences among these key ideas can be used to inform conceptions of the cognitive architecture.
Principles of Social Psychology: 1st International Edition
This sociology text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in sociology, from government and politics to health, medicine, and society.
Includes: index, glossary, and exercises.
Psychology – H5P Edition
Editors: Rose M. Spielman, Kathryn Dumper, William Jenkins, Arlene Lacombe, Marilyn Lovett, and Marion Perlmutter
Description: Psychology – H5P Edition is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.
This OpenStax textbook written by a professor of psychology covers all of the first year psychology concepts. It has been successfully adopted and was written with diversity, both of the discipline and of the students taking the courses, in mind.
Includes: applications, instructor resources, student resources,animations and simulations, as well as content, critical thinking, and reflection exercises.
Research Methods in Psychology: 2nd Canadian Edition
This peer-reviewed 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).
Includes: exercises, key takeaways and glossary.
Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple
This statistics text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in Bayesian statistics, from computational statistics to dimensions.
Includes: student resources, summaries, examples, problems, and real-world applications.
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 phycology to organizational behaviour.
Includes: instructor resources, student resources, summaries, and real-world applications.