12 Psychology

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 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.



Description: Published by OpenStax College, Psychology is designed to meet the scope and sequence for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. For many students, this may be their only college-level psychology course. As such, this textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of psychology and understand how those concepts apply to their lives. The authors strive to make psychology, as a discipline, interesting and accessible to students. A comprehensive coverage of core concepts is grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research, including coverage of the DSM-5 in discussions of psychological disorders. The text incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.

Psychology: OpenStax

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.


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