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Read more about Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Walinga

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section.

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Read more about Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Jhangiani and Chiang

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The present adaptation constitutes the second Canadian edition and was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and I-Chant A. Chiang (Quest University Canada) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions include the following:

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Read more about Learning Statistics with R: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners

Learning Statistics with R: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Navarro

Publisher: Danielle Navarro

License: CC BY-SA

Learning Statistics with R covers the contents of an introductory statistics class, as typically taught to undergraduate psychology students, focusing on the use of the R statistical software. The book discusses how to get started in R as well as giving an introduction to data manipulation and writing scripts. From a statistical perspective, the book discusses descriptive statistics and graphing first, followed by chapters on probability theory, sampling and estimation, and null hypothesis testing. After introducing the theory, the book covers the analysis of contingency tables, t-tests, ANOVAs and regression. Bayesian statistics are covered at the end of the book.

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Read more about General Psychology: An Introduction

General Psychology: An Introduction

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Kearns and Lee

Publisher: University System of Georgia

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The NOBA Project is a growing collection of expert-authored, open-licensed modules in psychology, funded by the Diener Education Fund. From these open modules, Tori Kearns and Deborah Lee created an arranged open textbook for her introductory psychology class. This textbook was created under a Round One ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

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Read more about Research Methods in Psychology - New Zealand Edition

Research Methods in Psychology - New Zealand Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Price and Jhangiani

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook is an adaptation of the Research Methods in Psychology that is available on this site in US and Canadian editions. This New Zealand edition is an adaptation to the New Zealand context. The main changes are in Chapters 1 and 3 and the spelling, grammar, and terminology are changed throughout. This textbook is adopted at the University of Waikato in our 200-level research methods in psychology class.

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Read more about Answering questions with data: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Students

Answering questions with data: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Students

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Crump

Publisher: Crump Lab

License: CC BY-SA

This is a free textbook teaching introductory statistics for undergraduates in Psychology. This textbook is part of a larger OER course package for teaching undergraduate statistics in Psychology, including this textbook, a lab manual, and a course website. All of the materials are free and copiable, with source code maintained in Github repositories.

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Read more about Introduction to Community Psychology

Introduction to Community Psychology

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Jason, Glantsman, and O'Brien

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

This textbook will show you how to comprehensively analyze, investigate, and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. It will provide you with perspectives and tools to partner with community members and organizations to promote a fair and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities.

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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 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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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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