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OER Subject Guides

This guide is a collection of Open Educational Resources across disciplines relevant to the Touro College community. A work-in-progress!

Psychology OER

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

psychology textbook


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.

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.


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.

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.

For faculty reviews of this textbook, click here

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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the science of social psychologyDiscover psychologyintroduction to psychology

Noba's resources are licensed under  the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License. Users may reuse, redistribute, and remix the content.

Behavior Analysis OER

Abnormal Psychology OER

Child Psychology OER

Developmental Psychology OER

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