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Read more about Australian Politics and Policy - Senior

Australian Politics and Policy - Senior

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Chen, Barry, and Butcher

Publisher: Sydney University Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is a broad introduction to Australian politics and public policy. This field of study is important for Australians to understand the exercise of political power, their history and the scope for change. It is also important for analysts outside Australia looking for comparative cases. Within this volume are diverse topics and perspectives, demonstrating that the study of Australian politics and policy is not ‘fixed’. Rather, it is a contested field of academic scholarship. Indeed, the volume’s editors do not all agree on the content of this introduction!

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Read more about Principles of Macroeconomics - 2020-A

Principles of Macroeconomics - 2020-A

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Curtis and Irvine

Publisher: Lyryx

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Principles of Macroeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, and presents a complete and concise examination of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy suitable for a first introductory course.

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Read more about Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Curtis and Irvine

Publisher: Lyryx

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Principles of Microeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, which provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment.

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Read more about The Balance of Personality

The Balance of Personality

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Allen

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This open access textbook was developed as an upper division undergraduate textbook for theories of personality. Its intended audience are students from Portland State University enrolled in Psychology 432 Personality course. The chapters are shorter than some personality textbooks and in this particular course Psy 432 the textbook is combined with other readings including scientific articles on personality. This open access textbook may be of interest to other courses interested in teaching about theory and research on personality.

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Read more about Child, Family, and Community

Child, Family, and Community

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Laff and Ruiz

Publisher: College of the Canyons

License: CC BY

Over the years researchers have found the necessity to develop theories of behavior that are specific to family settings. These theories have been developed by people with a variety of areas of emphasis, from family therapists to gerontologists to child development specialists. In this chapter we will briefly discuss six such theories: Bioecological Model, Family Systems, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Psychological Perspectives.

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Read more about Psychology: The Science of Human Potential

Psychology: The Science of Human Potential

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Levy

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

The first chapter provides an overview of the textbook and reviews the history of psychology and its methodology. Psychology is described as a science studying how hereditary (nature) and experiential (nurture) variables interact to influence the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals. The remainder of the text will be organized in sections entitled “Mostly Nature” (Biological Psychology; Sensation & Perception; Motivation & Emotion), “Mostly Nurture” (Direct Learning; Indirect Learning (i.e., observational learning and language); Cognition), and “Nature/Nurture” (Human Development; Personality; Social Psychology; Maladaptive Behavior; Professional Psychology and Human Potential).

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Read more about Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools

Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Berardi and Morton

Publisher: George Fox University Library

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook represents the combined insight and experience of Morton, a k12 educator, and Berardi, a psychotherapist, both of whom are also university educators with extensive work experience serving districts and their teachers seeking to incorporate trauma-informed principles into their school culture and classroom. The authors identify that the field of education is now ready to deepen its level of response to the paradigm shift created by advances in neuroscience and traumatology. Hence, the primary focus is on identifying and applying trauma-informed educator competencies needed to transform districts, schools, educators, classrooms, and the field of education itself, while also including community members such as parents and board members in these processes - a total system makeover. At the conclusion of this text, the student, educator, or mental health professional will have a deeper understanding of what trauma-informed practice requires of them. This includes practical strategies on how to transform our learning communities in response to the devastating effect of unmitigated stress and trauma on our student's ability to learn and thrive throughout the lifespan.

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Read more about Child Growth and Development

Child Growth and Development

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Paris, Ricardo, Rymond, and Johnson

Publisher: College of the Canyons

License: CC BY

Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

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Read more about Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century

Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Poldrack

Publisher: Russell Poldrack

License: CC BY-NC

Statistical thinking is a way of understanding a complex world by describing it in relatively simple terms that nonetheless capture essential aspects of its structure, and that also provide us some idea of how uncertain we are about our knowledge. The foundations of statistical thinking come primarily from mathematics and statistics, but also from computer science, psychology, and other fields of study.

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Read more about Wellbeing in Educational Contexts

Wellbeing in Educational Contexts

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Carter and Andersen

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Wellbeing in Educational Contexts

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