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Psychology of Human Relations

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Scarbrough

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Understanding human relations is a valuable skill for anyone entering into the job market. The aim of this textbook is to aid readers in understanding their own behaviors and the behaviors of others with the intent of engaging in positive interactions in personal and professional spaces.

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Read more about ReCentering Psych Stats

ReCentering Psych Stats

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Bikos

Publisher: Seattle Pacific University Library

License: CC BY-NC-SA

To center a variable in regression means to set its value at zero and interpret all other values in relation to this reference point. Regarding race and gender, researchers often center male and White at zero. Further, it is typical that research vignettes in statistics textbooks are similarly seated in a White, Western (frequently U.S.), heteronormative, framework. ReCentering Psych Stats seeks provide statistics training for psychology students (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral) in a socially and culturally responsive way. All lessons use the open-source statistics program, R (and its associated packages). Each lesson includes a chapter and screencasted lesson, features a workflow for statistical decision-making, and includes all R code necessary to conduct the statistic. Research vignettes are drawn from the published psychology literature. When possible, these articles are authored by individuals who hold identities that have, been marginalized in the scientific literature; correctly use the statistic that is being taught in the lesson; and focus on issues of justice, equity, inclusion, or and diversity. When possible, lessons include interviews with researchers from the featured vignettes. Each chapter includes suggestions for practice that are graded in complexity, such that learners can choose the degree of challenge. ReCentering Psych Stats is perpetually-in-progress; suggestions for corrections or chapters are welcomed: ReCenteringPsychStats@spu.edu

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Read more about Fundamentals of Psychological Disorders - 3rd edition

Fundamentals of Psychological Disorders - 3rd edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Bridley and Daffin Jr.

Publisher: Washington State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Fundamentals of Psychological Disorders (formerly 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 and is updated through the DSM-5-TR. 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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Read more about Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective

Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Beel, Chinchen, Machin, and du Plessis

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective focuses on common mental health issues, such as grief and loss, anxiety, and depression, experienced by clients presenting for counselling. The focus throughout is on providing an Australian perspective, highlighting contemporary understandings, as well as suggesting practical and integrative responses to each common issue. All of the authors, reviewers, and editors work within Australian counselling settings, including private practice, not for profit organisations and academic contexts. By drawing on the authors’ extensive experience, and using a contextual rather than diagnostic approach, each chapter is brought to life with valuable insights and suggestions.

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Read more about Introduction to Biological Psychology

Introduction to Biological Psychology

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Hall

Publisher: University of Sussex Library

License: CC BY-NC

An open access textbook designed primarily for use by first and second year undergraduate students of British Psychological Society accredited Psychology degree courses in the UK.

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Read more about Trauma Informed Education

Trauma Informed Education

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Krishnamoorthy, Ayre, and Schimke

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC-SA

As an educator, have you ever wondered about students, “Why can’t she just control her behaviour?” or “Why did he do that?” The demands of the classroom, and the scrutiny of teachers, often leave little time for teachers to consider the complex needs of children experiencing traumatic stress. Drawing on their lived experience and professional expertise, the conversations with trauma-informed education experts in this unique book offer educators an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the needs of students and strategies for responding with compassion and empathy. In a time of rapidly emerging scientific discovery, and social and political challenges, this book encourages educational leaders to question the fundamental assumptions of dominant pedagogical practices and sets the foundations for innovation in education.

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Read more about Data Analysis in the Psychological Sciences: A Practical, Applied, Multimedia Approach

Data Analysis in the Psychological Sciences: A Practical, Applied, Multimedia Approach

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Castro and Mordkoff

Publisher: University of Iowa Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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).

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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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