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Introduction to Psychology

The peer-reviewed textbook below also provides ancillary resources such as PowerPoint slides, test banks, sample syllabus, etc.

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Psychology

Psychology 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.

 

Psychology by OpenStax is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0

introduction to psychologyIntroduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students. The author wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level.

License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA

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Cognitive Psychology

Mind, body, worldMind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Intended to introduce both graduate and senior undergraduate students to the foundations of cognitive science, Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field: What are the core assumptions of the three different schools? What are the relationships between these different sets of core assumptions? Is there only one cognitive science, or are there many different cognitive sciences? Giving the schools equal treatment and displaying a broad and deep understanding of the field, Dawson highlights the fundamental tensions and lines of fragmentation that exist among the schools and provides a refreshing and unifying framework for students of cognitive science.

License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA). It may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes, provided that the original author is credited.

Important: The textbook is free as a PDF (click on the tab Free PDF). The dollar price refers to the paperback version.

Research Methods

 

research methods in psychologyResearch Methods for Psychology

This textbook is an adaptation of one originally written by Paul C. Price (California State University, Fresno) and adapted by The Saylor Foundation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee.

This adaptation constitutes the Brooklyn College edition by Matthew J. C. Crump (Brooklyn College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York). This newest adaptation incorporates the second Canadian edition 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. And, incorporates the second U.S. edition authored by Dana C. Leighton (Southern Arkansas University) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Research Methods in Psychology - Brooklyn College Edition by Paul C. Price, Rajiv Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang, Dana C. Leighton, & Matthew J. C. Crump is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Read online: https://crumplab.github.io/ResearchMethods/

Or download the PDF: https://crumplab.github.io/ResearchMethods/Methods_Crump.pdf

Social Psychology

principles of social psychologyPrinciples of Social Psychology

This textbook is based on a critical thinking approach, and its aim is to get students thinking actively and conceptually – with a greater focus on the forest than the trees. Yes, there are right and wrong answers, but the answers are not the only thing. What is perhaps even more important is how students get to the answers – the thinking process itself. To help students better grasp the big picture of social psychology, and to provide you with a theme that you can use to organize your lectures, this text has a consistent pedagogy across the chapters.

License: Principles of Social Psychology by University of Minnesota is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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NOBA

Noba is a platform that provides high-quality textbooks and other educational materials. Instructor resources include manuals, PowerPoint presentations, test banks, teaching topic essays, quizzes, etc.

What sets Noba apart is the fact that their textbooks can be easily customized through their platform. Adding or removing modules to best suit your course is very intuitive.You might even customize your own textbook from scratch, but if you need a place to start,  Noba has a collection of ready-made textbooks to make things easier for you. Use them as they are or edit them to your liking.

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