Results: 16 Open Textbooks
  • Together: The Science of Social Psychology

    Author(s): R. Biswas-Diener, Portland State University, E. Diener (Eds), Noba Textbook Series

    Updated: Apr 26, 2022

    Description: The science of social psychology investigates the ways other people affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an exciting field of study because it is so familiar and relevant to our day-to-day lives. Social psychologists study a wide range of topics that can roughly be grouped into 5 categories: attraction, attitudes, peace & conflict, social influence, and social cognition. This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 ...[more]

  • Research Methods in Psychology - 4th Edition

    Author(s): Rajiv S. Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang, Carrie Cuttler, Dana C. Leighton

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    Description: A comprehensive textbook for research methods classes. A peer-reviewed inter-institutional project.

  • Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Dr. I-Chant A. Chiang, Dr. Paul C. Price

    Updated: Apr 1, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Psychology, like most other sciences, has its own set of tools to investigate the important research questions of its field. Unlike other sciences, psychology is a relatively new field with methods and practices that are evolving at a rapid rate. With this textbook, we introduce students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. We also hope to connect wit...[more]

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  • Research Methods in Psychology

    Author(s): Paul Price, California State University, Fresno

    Updated: Mar 31, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. While Research Methods in Psychology is fairly traditional— making it easy for you to use with your existing courses — it also emphasizes a fundamental idea that is often lost on undergraduates: research methods are not a peripheral concern in our discipline; they are central. The overarching goal of this textbook is to present the basics of psychological research methods — focusing on the concepts a...[more]

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  • Psychology - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Rose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac University, William J. Jenkins, Mercer University, Marilyn D. Lovett, Spelman College, et al.

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    Description: Psychology - 2e 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...[more]

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  • Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Sally Walters, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Jan 27, 2022

    Description: This book is designed to introduce students to psychology. It is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the main perspectives and sub-fields, with a focus on the science of psychology. There is an explicitly Canadian perspective, and the book incorporates open access material from other experts. Readers are also shown how to approach learning about psychology while being given the content. This book is an adaptation of Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition (Stangor and Walinga) ...[more]

  • Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International H5P Edition

    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Dr. Hammond Tarry, Capilano University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 26, 2022

    Description: The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use. In 2...[more]

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  • Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 13, 2022

    Description: 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 secti...[more]

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  • Principles of Social Psychology

    Author(s): Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 12, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1ST 2022 AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR QUALITY STANDARDS. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCIPLINE DIRECTORY (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/psychology/). Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of pr...[more]

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  • Introduction to Psychology (Stangor)

    Author(s): Charles Stangor

    Updated: Jan 11, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This textbook includes learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises and critical thinking activities, and a marginal glossary of key terms. In short, I think that this book will provide a useful and productive synthesis between your goals and the goals of your students. I have tried to focus on the forest rather than the trees and to bring psychology to life—in ways that really matter—for the students. At the ...[more]

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