Versioning History

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Version Date Change Details
1.00 October 17, 2014 Added book to B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
2.00 January 17, 2017 Book edited for accessibility. Substantial edits were done to make this book conform to web accessibility standards. These edits include things like adding and editing things like alt tags, long descriptions, headings, link text, and table markup.
2.01 March 20, 2018 Corrected licence type in chapters 2 and 16 from CC BY to CC BY-NC-SA
2.02 May 28, 2019 Updated broken link. The link to the “Why Einstein’s Brain?” reference in Chapter 4.3 was replaced with an updated link.
2.03 June 11, 2019 Updated the book’s theme. The styles of this book have been updated, which may affect the page numbers of the PDF and print copy.
2.04 January 16, 2020 Error corrected and the book’s Front Matter updated.
  • In Chapter 1.2 The Evolution of Psychology: History, Approaches, and Questions, “Halifax, New Brunswick” was corrected to “Halifax, Nova Scotia.”
  • Copyright information was edited to conform to the revised BCcampus style guide
  • The “About the Book” page was renamed “About BCcampus Open Education” and the content of the page was replaced with updated information.
2.05 December 15, 2021 Updated language. In chapters 7, 10, and 13, language was updated to either replace or contextualize the outdated and offensive use of “mental retardation.” When replaced, intellectual disability is used instead.


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