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Read more about Essentials of Exercise and Sport Psychology: An Open Access Textbook

Essentials of Exercise and Sport Psychology: An Open Access Textbook

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Zenko and Jones

Publisher: Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology

License: CC BY

This text represents the collaboration of more than 70 authors from multiple countries. Essentials of Exercise and Sport Psychology: An Open Access Textbook brings this diverse set of experts together to provide a free, open, accessible textbook for students studying exercise and sport psychology. Primarily directed at undergraduate students, this well-referenced book is also appropriate for graduate students.

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Read more about Psychologia

Psychologia

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Spielman, Jenkins, Lovett, and Czarnota-Bojarska

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Psychologia powstała z myślą o studentach jednosemestralnego kursu wstęp do psychologii. Podręcznik jest obszernym omówieniem wszystkich podstawowych zagadnień w ujęciu klasycznym z uwzględnieniem wiedzy najnowszej. Książka zawiera również opis zaburzeń psychicznych i wprowadza terminologię zgodną z DSM-5 oraz ICD. Wydanie jest polską adaptacją wydania drugiego aktualizowanego Psychology 2e OpenStax.

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Read more about Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice: A Global Lens

Case Studies in Community Psychology Practice: A Global Lens

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Palmer, Rogers, Viola, and Engel

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

There is no better way to demonstrate the work and impact of community psychologists and allies than by showcasing actual projects conducted in partnership with communities. This textbook displays this work in a dynamic case study format that will ignite students' desire and passion to study and become future community psychologists or those whose heart beats with the beloved community. You can find community psychologists and allies partnering with communities to change racist policies, end health disparities, create alternate settings for youth, foster community-based models to heal trauma, evaluate programs, and much more!

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Read more about The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Machin, Machin, Jeffries, and Hoare

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Despite psychology being one of the most popular undergraduate programs, students often report not knowing how training in psychology relates to careers. With chapters written by experts across Australia, this book explores just some of the many ways that students can apply their training in psychological science across a variety of careers and sectors.

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Read more about Human Development

Human Development

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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

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Read more about Arguments in Context

Arguments in Context

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Robinson

Publisher: Muhlenberg College

License: CC BY-NC

Arguments in Context is a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking that covers all the basics in student-friendly language. Intended for use in a semester-long course, the text features classroom-tested examples and exercises that have been chosen to emphasize the relevance and applicability of the subject to everyday life. Three themes are developed as the text proceeds from argument identification and analysis, to the standards and techniques of evaluation: (i) the importance of asking the right questions, (ii) the influence of biases, cognitive illusions, and other psychological factors, and (iii) the ways that social situations and structures can enhance and impoverish our thinking. On this last point, the text includes sustained discussion of disagreement, cooperative dialogue, testimony, trust, and social media. Overall, the text aims to equip readers with a set of tools for working through important decisions and disagreements, and to help them become more careful and active thinkers.

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Read more about Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Jhangiani, Tarry, and Stangor

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Helping students organize their thinking about social psychology at a conceptual level.

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Read more about General Psychology for Honors Students

General Psychology for Honors Students

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Votaw

Publisher: University of Missouri - St. Louis

License: CC BY-NC-SA

What are the most effective methods to study for a test? What are the meanings of dreams? How do illusions work? With whom are you most likely to fall in love? These are just a few of the questions that have been asked by psychologists since the birth of the field as an area of scientific research in the 1870’s. This text surveys the basic concepts, theories, and pivotal findings over the past 100 years in the science of Psychology, with special emphasis on contemporary concepts and findings focused on the relation of the brain to normal and pathological behaviors. Psychology has long evolved past the psychodynamic influence to include biological, social, learning, motivational, and developmental perspectives, to name a few. Contemporary psychologists go beyond philosophical or anecdotal speculation and rely on empirical evidence to inform their conclusions. Similarly, readers will push beyond pre-existing schemas and misconceptions of the field of psychology to an understanding of contemporary quantitative research methods as they are used to predict and test human behavior.

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Read more about Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Wrench, Punyanunt-Carter, and Thweatt

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The writing team of Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, and Katherine Thweatt incorporates the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side”. The writing takes on a purposefully informal tone to engage readers. Each chapter is broken into different sections that have unique instructional outcomes, key takeaways, and exercises, and concludes with real-world case studies and sample quiz questions. Also included is an extensive glossary with over 350 definitions.

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Read more about Abnormal Psychology - 2nd Edition

Abnormal Psychology - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Bridley and Daffin Jr.

Publisher: Washington State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Abnormal Psychology is an Open Education Resource written by Alexis Bridley, Ph.D. and Lee W. Daffin Jr., Ph.D. through Washington State University. The book tackles the difficult topic of mental disorders in 15 modules. This journey starts by discussing what abnormal behavior is by attempting to understand what normal behavior is. Models of abnormal psychology and clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are then discussed. With these three modules completed, the authors next explore several classes of mental disorders in 5 blocks. Block 1 covers mood, trauma and stressor related, and dissociative disorders. Block 2 covers anxiety, somatic symptom, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Block 3 covers eating and substance-related and addictive disorders. Block 4 tackles schizophrenia spectrum and personality disorders. Finally, Block 5 investigates neurocognitive disorders and then ends with a discussion of contemporary issues in psychopathology. Disorders are covered by discussing their clinical presentation and DSM Criteria, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and treatment options.

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