About BCcampus Open Education
Psychology was originally published by OpenStax in 2014 under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. It has since been replaced by a second edition. You can access the original OpenStax version for free at https://openstax.org.
In 2019, BCcampus Open Education cloned the first edition of OpenStax’s Psychology into Pressbooks to make it easier for others to adapt and remix the book. That cloned copy was used to create this book. All of the original content is largely the same, but has been augmented to include a large collection of interactive activities, which were funded by an OER Grant provided by BCcampus Open Education.
BCcampus Open Education began in 2012 as the B.C. Open Textbook Project with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing students’ costs through the use of open textbooks and other OER. BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adapt and evolve their teaching and learning practices to enable powerful learning opportunities for the students of B.C. BCcampus Open Education is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and the Hewlett Foundation.
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that, through permissions granted by the copyright holder, allow others to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them. Our open textbooks are openly licensed using a Creative Commons licence, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or as printed books that are available at cost.
For more information about open education in British Columbia, please visit the BCcampus Open Education website. If you are an instructor who is using this book for a course, please fill out our Adoption of an Open Textbook form.