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Psychology

Introduction to Psychology – First Canadian Edition Canadian Content

By Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, and Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

This textbook is an adaptation of the open Introduction to Psychology book by Charles Stangor, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland. A psychology professor from Royal Roads University adapted it as part of the B.C. Open Textbook Project and added several case studies, examples, and sections. This textbook, and its original version, have both been successfully adopted and has over a 4.5/5 rating from several professors.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, case studies, and exercises and critical thinking problems.

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Introduction to PsychologyCanadian Content

By Jorden A. Cummings and Lee Sanders, University of Saskatchewan

Introduction to PsychologyThis textbook is an adaptation of existing open materials (Introduction to Psychology – 1st Canadian Edition, Research Methods in Psychology – 3rd American Edition, and The Noba Project) along with new content. 

Includes: Interactive H5P activities

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Psychology: OpenStax

By: Rose M. Spielman

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.

Includes: applications, instructor resources, student resources, animations and simulations, as well as content, critical thinking, and reflection exercises.

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Discover Psychology 2.0 – A Brief Introductory Text

Edited by: Edward Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener (eds)

This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology.

Includes: instructor resources, external resources, applications, discussion questions, and summaries.

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Research Methods in Psychology: 2nd Canadian EditionCanadian Content

By: Paul Christopher Price, I-Chant A. Chiang and Rajiv Jhangiani

Research Methods in PsychologyThis peer-reviewed open textbook introduces students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. It connects research being generated in Canada as well as provide an accurate picture of the Canadian context for ethical human research. This textbook is an adaptation of one written by Paul C. Price (California State University, Fresno).

Includes: exercises, key takeaways and glossary.

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Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

By: Jorden A. Cummings, University of Saskatchewan

This text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from several open educational resources.  

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Social Psychology

Together: The Science of Social Psychology

By Robert Biswas-Diener

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.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, summaries, and real-world applications.

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Principles of Social Psychology: 1st International Edition

By: Charles Stangor, Rajiv Jhangiani and Hammond Tarry

Principles of Social PsychologyThe first international edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective.

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Addiction

Theories and Biological Basis of Addiction

Theories and Biological Basis of AddictionBy: Audrey Begun, Ohio State University

Includes: Embedded interactive activities

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Statistics

Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple

By: Allen B. Downey

This statistics text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in Bayesian statistics, from computational statistics to dimensions.

Includes: student resources, summaries, examples, problems, and real-world applications.

Attribution: Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple  by Allen B. Downey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

 

 

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