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Read more about Principles of Economics - 2e

Principles of Economics - 2e

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Taylor, Greenlaw, and Dodge

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Principles of Economics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

(6 reviews)

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Read more about Principles of Macroeconomics - 2e

Principles of Macroeconomics - 2e

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Greenlaw, Shapiro, and Taylor

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

(13 reviews)

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Read more about Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Taylor, Greenlaw, and Dodge

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Principles of Economics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

(16 reviews)

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Read more about Native Peoples of North America

Native Peoples of North America

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Stebbins

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter. The text includes suggested readings, videos, and classroom activities.

(7 reviews)

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Read more about Instruction in Functional Assessment

Instruction in Functional Assessment

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Desrochers and Fallon

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual's challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments. FA is mandated by federal law and is a recognized empirically based approach to treatment of individuals with challenging behaviors (e.g., disruptive, self-injurious, and aggressive behaviors). Instruction in FA is essential for students who will one day enter professions as educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, or mental health professionals.

(10 reviews)

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Read more about Psychology - 2e

Psychology - 2e

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Spielman, Dumper, Jenkins, and Lovett

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Psychology 2e 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.

(41 reviews)

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Read more about Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Dawson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field's immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science.

(6 reviews)

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Read more about Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Blackstone

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The author of Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Amy Blackstone, started envisioning this textbook while sitting in her own undergraduate sociology research methods class. She enjoyed the material but wondered about its relevance to her everyday life and future plans (the idea that one day she would be teaching such a class hadn't yet occurred to her).

(28 reviews)

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Read more about Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book's subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

(40 reviews)

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Read more about Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributors: Seifert and Sutton

Publisher: University of Manitoba

License: CC BY

Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

(16 reviews)

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