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    Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

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    Contributor: Rafferty

    Publisher: James Cook University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This peer reviewed eBook introduces readers to foundational concepts in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, personality psychology and social psychology to help explain why conflict occurs, how it develops and how it may be managed and/or resolved.

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    Read more about Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

    Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

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    Contributor: Giovannini

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an introductory text in the field of Child and Family Studies. It provides a lens for understanding the evolving definition of “family” through socially constructed and ecological theory frameworks. It promotes strategies for culturally sustaining and deeply collaborative relationships between families, schools, and communities through the use of home-grown advocacy strategies based on community-driven data. Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an adapted OER text from Rebecca Laff’s and Wendy Ruiz’s Child, Family, and Community.

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    Read more about Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

    Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

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    Contributor: Attig

    Publisher: Bowling Green State University Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts is one of the first translation textbooks designed for Spanish/English speakers at an intermediate-high (B2) level. This book introduces students to the basic ideas of translation while addressing frequent pain points that recur when working bidirectionally. Additionally, a focus is placed on fostering metacognitive skills by encouraging creative translation from real-world environments such as narration, business, advertising, specialized contexts (including inclusive and queer language), and in situations when there are no clear translations available, such as sci-fi and fantasy works. Chapters alternate between Spanish and English as the languages of discussion, thus providing an equitable challenge for native speakers of both languages.

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    Read more about Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood

    Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood

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    Contributor: Rey

    Publisher: North Broad Press

    License: CC BY

    Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood explores the intellectual and cultural histories of two highly influential and essentially religious ideas, that of the zombie and that of the apocalypse. The former is a modern idea rooted in Haitian Vodou and its popular African and European religious antecedents, while the latter is an ancient one rooted in Zoroastrianism and the Bible and widely expanded in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and is arguably one of the most influential ideas in world history. Today the merger of the zombie and the apocalypse has pervaded popular culture, with the zombie surpassing the vampire and Frankenstein as the most prolific monster in popular American consciousness.

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    Read more about Unlocking the Digital Age: The Musician's Guide to Research, Copyright, and Publishing

    Unlocking the Digital Age: The Musician's Guide to Research, Copyright, and Publishing

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    Contributors: DeLaurenti and Copland

    Publisher: The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

    License: CC BY

    Based on coursework developed at the Peabody Conservatory, this book serves as a crucial resource for early career musicians navigating the complexities of the digital era. This guide bridges the gap between creative practice and scholarly research, empowering musicians to confidently share and protect their work as they expand their performing lives beyond the concert stage as citizen artists. It offers a plain language resource that helps early career musicians see where creative practice and creative research intersect and how to traverse information systems to share their work. As professional musicians and researchers, the authors’ experiences on stage and in academia makes this guide an indispensable tool for musicians aiming to thrive in the digital landscape.

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    Biological Psychology

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    Contributors: Hove and Martinez

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Biological psychology is the study of the biological bases of behavior and mental processes. It explores how biological factors like genes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and brain structures influence psychological components like thoughts, emotions, memories, and actions. This free and open textbook provides a wide ranging and up-to-date introduction to the main topics and methods of biological psychology.

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    Read more about Statistics Through an Equity Lens

    Statistics Through an Equity Lens

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    Contributor: Anthony

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This Open Educational Resource (OER) carries a significant responsibility by presenting statistics through an equity lens. The metaphor of a lens is used intentionally–as the glasses one wears can have a profound effect on what one sees. The book encourages further inspection of the ways in which data is collected, interpreted, and analyzed on a variety of social justice issues, such as health disparities, hunger and food insecurity, homelessness, behavioral health (mental health and substance use), and incarceration of males of color. It also attempts to reveal how the misuse of data can reinforce inequities, for example, by stigmatizing people and labeling neighborhoods as high poverty, violent, and having poor educational opportunities. Whether an intended or unintended consequence, irresponsible data use can contribute to racist impressions of people and communities.

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    Read more about Social Work Practice and Disability Communities: An Intersectional Anti-Oppressive Approach

    Social Work Practice and Disability Communities: An Intersectional Anti-Oppressive Approach

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    Contributors: Slayter and Johnson

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Designed as a main textbook for social work courses at the bachelor’s and master’s level or for social work practitioners in the field, this work moves beyond a traditional medicalized and segregated approach (i.e., chapters organized around impairments) to the exploration of disability-specific populations, instead taking a more intersectional approach in discussing specific service areas and practice issues while weaving in stories about the lived experiences of disabled people with a range of social identities. These issues include parenting, mass incarceration, ableism, aging, and employment, among many others.

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    Read more about Why Do I Have to Take This Course? A Guide to General Education

    Why Do I Have to Take This Course? A Guide to General Education

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    Contributor: Tracy

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Why Do I Have to Take This Course? A Guide to General Education developed out of many years of thinking about general education courses and curriculums. We, as university personnel, do not always succeed in explaining why we have certain requirements. Even though these courses make up a significant percentage of our college careers, there is not often time set aside to talk about general education and explore its purpose and goals. When we do not know the reason why we are doing something, it can sometimes lead to apathy and even resentment. Once we have an idea of the purpose, then we can start to appreciate and learn. It is worthwhile to spend some time thinking about these purposes, both “official” and personal ones, in order to maximize student learning.

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    Read more about "Overweight" Bodies, Real and Imagined

    "Overweight" Bodies, Real and Imagined

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    Contributor: Gilleman

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This compilation gathers OER sources on body weight, nutrition, and movement, and it also problematizes the cultural meaning of these readings. Roughly, this anthology is divided into two parts--informational and theoretical--in depicting how medical research and journalism influence and are influenced by social stereotypes, constructed ideas about bodies, food, and individual choices within social systems.

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