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Last update: Oct 22/20

Collections

Psychology as a Science (CC BY-SA)

A Pressbooks containing a collection of links to resources (textbooks, videos, activities, and more) organized by topic.

Teach Psych Science (CC BY)

A website devoted to peer-reviewed resources for teaching research, statistics, and writing for psychological science.

Courses

Introduction to Psychology (CC BY-NC-SA)

Introduction to Psychology offers students an engaging introduction to the essential topics in psychology. Throughout this study of human behavior and the mind, you will gain insight into the history of the field of psychology, as well as explore current theories and issues in areas such as cognition, motivation, and wellness. The importance of scientific methods and principles of research design is emphasized throughout this course and presented in a way that will enrich your study of individuals as thinking, feeling, and social beings.

Lifespan Development (CC BY)

An open textbook covering human development over a lifespan with accompanying lecture notes, power point slides, and other resources.

Psychology Research Methods (CC BY)

Often overlooked as the less interesting-side of studying Psychology, research methods take centre stage in this set of engaging lesson plans. These lesson plans contain several practical activities and experiments. Students complete research methods worksheets alongside each experiment, encouraging them to consider how research is planned, recorded, and conducted.

Supplementary Materials

Attention and Advertising Tactics (CC BY)

This resource covers examination of popular culture, the media, and peers, in addition to ones own attitudes and values, and how these can affect and impact an individuals actions.

Introduction to the Brain (CC BY)

This resource includes an introductory information pack for high school students and an activity with printable materials. It addresses the following learning outcomes: Name and locate the different lobes of the brain, understand the functions of each brain, and their real-life applications, actively work in a team with a common goal, and understand the implications of brain damage, such as the case of Phineas Gage.

Introduction to Psychology Study Guide This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC)

This study guide is designed to accompany the Introduction to Psychology – 1st Canadian Edition open text by Jennifer Walinga and Charles Stangor. For each chapter, it summarizes the learning objectives and presents multiple-choice, true-false, and fill-in-the-blank tests of the material covered. It provides links to resources to enable students to deepen their understanding of key topics and to explore related issues. Finally, it offers suggestions for hands-on activities relevant to each chapter.

Prejudice Reduction Strategies (CC BY)

This resource identifies stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, where they arise from, and how to recognise and respond to these types of behaviours and comments in a constructive way.

Scientific Reasoning MCAT Modules (CC BY)

A series of eight modules developed by Oregon State University and designed to be used by instructors teaching introductory psychology courses to teach scientific reasoning skills.

Textbooks

B.C. Open Textbook Collection: Psychology This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks on various topics relating to psychology.

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology – 1st Edition (CC BY-NC-SA)

This textbook tackles the difficult topic of psychological disorders in eight chapters. After the first three foundational chapters, a discussion of psychological disorders ensues to include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, and personality disorders.

This is a Canadian created resourceIntroduction to Psychology (CC BY-NC-SA)

From the University of Saskatchewan, this introductory text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications.

This is a Canadian created resourceIntroduction to Psychology & Neuroscience (CC BY)

The foundation of this book is built upon Psychology 2e from OpenStax. In addition to the core content from Psychology 2e from OpenStax, this book is a combination of original material and resources, and selected works from Introduction to Psychology by Cummings & Sanders (University of Saskatchewan), Discovery Psychology 2.0 from Noba Project, and various upper-level Psychology courses from Lumen Learning.

Noba Project (CC BY-NC-SA)

A collection of psychology open textbooks. The Noba platform also allows you to customize textbooks or build your own. Many modules include instructor manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and test banks.

Psychology as a Biological Science (CC BY-NC-SA)

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on biological aspects of psychology. This includes more content related to neuroscience methods, the brain and the nervous system.

The Psychology of Human Thought (CC BY-SA)

The book is intended to be used as a textbook in courses on higher processes, complex cognition, human thought, and related courses. Chapters include concept acquisition, knowledge representation, inductive and deductive reasoning, problem solving, metacognition, language, expertise, intelligence, creativity, wisdom, development of thought, affect and thought, culture, and sections about history and about methods.

Websites

Abnormal Psychology (CC BY-NC-SA)

A wiki on abnormal psychology developed by Dr. Caleb Lack and his students at the University of Central Oklahoma and Arkansas Tech University.

R Psychologist (CC BY)

A blog about R, statistics, psychology, open science, and data visualization.

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