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Psychopharmacology
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Psychopharmacology is the study of how drugs affect behavior. If a drug changes your perception, or the way you feel or think, the drug exerts effects on your brain and nervous system. We call drugs that change the way you think or feel psychoactive or psychotropic drugs, and almost everyone has used a psychoactive drug at some point (yes, caffeine counts). Understanding some of the basics about psychopharmacology can help us better understand a wide range of things that interest psychologists and others. For example, the pharmacological treatment of certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease tells us something about the disease itself. The pharmacological treatments used to treat psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia or depression have undergone amazing development since the 1950s, and the drugs used to treat these disorders tell us something about what is happening in the brain of individuals with these conditions. Finally, understanding something about the actions of drugs of abuse and their routes of administration can help us understand why some psychoactive drugs are so addictive. In this module, we will provide an overview of some of these topics as well as discuss some current controversial areas in the field of psychopharmacology.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
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Noba
Author:
Susan Barron
Date Added:
11/01/2022
History of Psychology
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This module provides an introduction and overview of the historical development of the science and practice of psychology in America. Ever-increasing specialization within the field often makes it difficult to discern the common roots from which the field of psychology has evolved. By exploring this shared past, students will be better able to understand how psychology has developed into the discipline we know today.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
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Noba
Author:
David B. Baker
Heather Sperry
Date Added:
10/28/2022
Why Science?
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Scientific research has been one of the great drivers of progress in human history, and the dramatic changes we have seen during the past century are due primarily to scientific findings—modern medicine, electronics, automobiles and jets, birth control, and a host of other helpful inventions. Psychologists believe that scientific methods can be used in the behavioral domain to understand and improve the world. Although psychology trails the biological and physical sciences in terms of progress, we are optimistic based on discoveries to date that scientific psychology will make many important discoveries that can benefit humanity. This module outlines the characteristics of the science, and the promises it holds for understanding behavior. The ethics that guide psychological research are briefly described. It concludes with the reasons you should learn about scientific psychology.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Edward Diener
Date Added:
10/28/2022
Psychology, Communication, and the Canadian Workplace
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In this resource, readers will learn about key topics related to professional communication using a psychological lens. Readers will have the opportunity to examine how communication and workplace behaviours are influenced by individual differences in emotion motivation, learning, memory, decision-making behaviour, and personality as they relate to communication and interpersonal relationships in the Canadian workplace.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Laura Westmaas
Date Added:
10/15/2022
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Thriller Remix -- Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations I
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This is a remix from Dr. Jennifer Burns -- Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations I, is an exploration of the small-group process through participation, interpretation and study. Major focus is on the class itself as an interacting group providing for personal, interpersonal, and intellectual challenge.The modules are designed for undergraduate students to become familiar with group dynamics. This resource has a syllabus, OpenStax text chapters, TedTalks and group activities. 

Subject:
Psychology
Social Work
Material Type:
Data Set
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Date Added:
10/07/2022
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PSYCH 001--Introduction to Psychology: Open for Antiracism (OFAR)
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This is a 2-part assignment designed to help students to explore how culture can impact one's view of mental health and mental disorders. In part 1, students are invited to explore how culture impacts mental health, for example how mental disorders are regarding in different communities and the potential cultural stigmas regarding mental disorders and treatments. Using their own identified culture, students will explore how mental health & well-being are approached by that culture. In part 2, students will focus on a particular psychological disorder and how that disorder is perceived in their chosen culture. Students will provide a short write-up/recording of their findings and also create an infographic or visual targeted toward members of their culture.Students are encouraged to be creative in designing their visual and are also encouraged to create a multilingual visual, if appropriate.

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Education
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Homework/Assignment
Author:
Open for Antiracism Program (OFAR)
Date Added:
09/27/2022
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Psychology 101 Syllabus: Open for Antiracism (OFAR)
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By the end of the course, it is anticipated that you will learn how:1. To identify the basic parts and functions of the neuron and lobes of the brain.2. To identify different parenting styles and their effect on human development and3. To identify major psychological disorders, key symptoms, and the main strategies used for treatment.Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:1. discuss the development of psychology as a science.2. identify the major biologic response systems of the human body and discuss their influence on behavior.3. discuss the difference between sensation and perception, giving one illustration of each.4. define consciousness and describe how sleep, psychoactive substances and other stimuli affectconsciousness.5. identify and describe the major theories of human development and discuss how growth and development affect behavior.6. discuss the processes by which humans learn and store skills and information.7. discuss major theories of personality, their assumptions and implications.8. outline the nature, causes, and treatments of abnormal behavior.9. discuss the ways in which the social milieu affects human behavior.10. identify major theories of emotion and motivation.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Open for Antiracism Program (OFAR)
Date Added:
09/27/2022
The Food We Eat Can Have a Positive Impact on Climate Justice
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Does the food on my plate impact my happiness and/or climate change, and if yes, how and what can I do about it?

(Note: this resource was added to OER Commons as part of a batch upload of over 2,200 records. If you notice an issue with the quality of the metadata, please let us know by using the 'report' button and we will flag it for consideration.)

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Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Agriculture
Biology
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Deepti Karkhanis
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Psychology 101 Syllabus
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By the end of the course, it is anticipated that you will learn how:1. To identify the basic parts and functions of the neuron and lobes of the brain.2. To identify different parenting styles and their effect on human development and3. To identify major psychological disorders, key symptoms, and the main strategies used for treatment.Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:1. discuss the development of psychology as a science.2. identify the major biologic response systems of the human body and discuss their influence on behavior.3. discuss the difference between sensation and perception, giving one illustration of each.4. define consciousness and describe how sleep, psychoactive substances and other stimuli affectconsciousness.5. identify and describe the major theories of human development and discuss how growth and development affect behavior.6. discuss the processes by which humans learn and store skills and information.7. discuss major theories of personality, their assumptions and implications.8. outline the nature, causes, and treatments of abnormal behavior.9. discuss the ways in which the social milieu affects human behavior.10. identify major theories of emotion and motivation.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Alex Gavilan
Date Added:
08/02/2022
Psychologists who are Minorities assignment
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Thought paper on those who became Psychologists and contributed to the development of the field but are not commonly known or given the recognition due to minority status.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Open for Antiracism Program (OFAR)
Roxanne Morales
Date Added:
07/20/2022
OFAR Module
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This chapter we will be acknowledging and bringing awareness to the historical discrimination that has barred education and research access to those in the Psychological field due to color, gender and other racial biases. Only by understanding this prejudice and racial discrimination can we discover the root causes of inequity and recognize those in the field that had a direct and positive contribution to the development of the field of Psychology.

Subject:
U.S. History
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Open for Antiracism Program (OFAR)
Roxanne Morales
Date Added:
07/20/2022
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PSYCH 001: Introduction to Psychology
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This is a 2-part assignment designed to help students to explore how culture can impact one's view of mental health and mental disorders. In part 1, students are invited to explore how culture impacts mental health, for example how mental disorders are regarding in different communities and the potential cultural stigmas regarding mental disorders and treatments. Using their own identified culture, students will explore how mental health & well-being are approached by that culture. In part 2, students will focus on a particular psychological disorder and how that disorder is perceived in their chosen culture. Students will provide a short write-up/recording of their findings and also create an infographic or visual targeted toward members of their culture.Students are encouraged to be creative in designing their visual and are also encouraged to create a multilingual visual, if appropriate.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Amy Coren
Date Added:
06/22/2022
Lifespan Development: A Topical Approach
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A topical approach to lifespan development. Chapters include the study of development, psychological approaches, research methods, prenatal development, physical development in childhood & adolescence, cognitive development in childhood & adolescence, psychosocial development in childhood & adolescence, physical & cognitive development in adulthood, psychosocial development in adulthood, and death & dying.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Nicole Arduini-VanHoose
Date Added:
06/16/2022
OER Course Conversions at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
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This website features many of the OER conversion projects completed at John Jay College over the past few years. Class conversions using the Blackboard platform are not represented because of the BB firewall. These are not the actual LibGuides, but content from the LibGuides, using the LibGuide platform for access. The entire website is public.

The left navigation panel displays the academic departments with the overview and objective of the department. Also, navigation to the specific departmental classes, with corresponding OER content, are found at the bottom of the academic department pages. You can also directly navigate to the specific converted class, by clicking on the course title under the department tab. When clicking on a specific class (e.g. Science 110), the link takes you to the course description, learning outcomes of the course and a link to the OER content for the specific course. The OER content features creative commons OER Textbooks, vetted open Internet sites, academic journal articles and library owned streaming video, requiring a login to the John Jay Library. Each academic department features a link to "Discussion and Comments". In addition all pages have navigation arrows to previous pages and next pages. On many of the OER content pages, the class calendar by week is featured with links to the reading assignments. In addition to the specific OER content by class, there is a link at the top of the main page to access generic OER by subject and/or topic.

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Computer Science
Art History
Criminal Justice
Higher Education
History
General Law
Biology
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Author:
Vee Herrington
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Cocaine Addiction Effects of the Brain: Binge and Craving
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Cocaine afflicts many individuals and is potently addictive. Originally hailed as a wonder-drug in the late 19th century, cocaine is now considered an illegal substance. Cocaine’s addictive properties can be attributed to changes in the dopamine reward pathway of the Ventral Tegmental Area and Substantia Nigra, Prefrontal Cortex, Dorsal Striatum, Nucleus Accumbens, Amygdala, Globus Pallidus, and Hippocampus. This drug affects the brain in two processes: binge and crave. The binge process highlights cocaine’s ability to block dopamine reuptake from the synapse resulting in hyperstimulation of the postsynaptic neuron in the dopamine reward pathway. The crave process promotes drug-seeking behavior through conditional and contextual cues. Understanding the effects of cocaine in the brain may grant insight in creating future medication and therapies to treat individuals addicted to this drug.

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Visual Arts
Life Science
Biology
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
Apte, Advait
Cahn, Anna
Chen, Ching-Jung
Cheng, Katie
Eng, Timmy
Hypolite, Lenn
Malik, Rafay
Oviedo, Hysell
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Introduction to Psychology 1st Ed.
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This textbook is an introduction to psychology and intends to highlight the relevance of psychology in students' lives. It was created for the course Psych 1100 - Introduction to Psychology at the College of DuPage.

This resource will be updated as needed. For the most recent version, visit: https://cod.pressbooks.pub/introductiontopsychology/

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of DuPage
Author:
Elizabeth Arnott-Hill
Ken Gray
Or'Shaundra Benson
Date Added:
05/30/2022
Syllabus Biopsychology Signature project
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The syllabus used for the University College Groningen course Biopsychology in Spring 2021. This syllabus outlines the general lesson plan for the course, but focuses most heavily on the main assessment method used in the course: the Signature project. For this project, students worked together in small teams to create an interdisciplinary webpage on a Biopsychology topic. These resulting research-based, peer-reviewed webpages cover a range of topics, and contain active learning assignments for others to use. The webpages were tied together to create another open educational resource, found related to this syllabus.

The syllabus outlines in detail how the project was created and graded, and can be used as inspiration for others to create their own active learning assignment which results in the creation of open educational resource.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Psychology
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Chris May
Date Added:
04/06/2022
Biopsychology: Interdisciplinary Explorations
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This is an Open Educational Resource created by University College Groningen (The Netherlands) students taking the course Biopsychology in Spring 2021.

In small teams, students were tasked with creating, composing, and curating an online portfolio dedicated to an interdisciplinary exploration of a topic of their choice. Their portfolio needed to be grounded in neuroscience, incorporate peer-reviewed research, and propose active learning exercises for future students and viewers.

Included topics:
- A trip through the world of psychedelics
- Alzheimer's disease
- Animal minds
- Biopsychological aspects of sexuality
- Consciousness
- Go with the flow: an interdisciplinary exploration of the flow state
- Happiness and well-being
- Hypnosis
- Intergenerational trauma
- Lucid dreaming
- Machine learning for mind reading
- Social and cultural neuroscience of prejudice
- Our sense of self
- Out of body experiences
- You and aesthetics

Please enjoy exploring their work!

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Psychology
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Module
Author:
Chris May
Date Added:
04/06/2022
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
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Introduction to psychology through such topics as the scientific method in psychology, survey of different fields in psychology, heredity and environment, intelligence, emotions, motivation, nervous system, and learning processes.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Yavapai College
Author:
Mark Whiteley
Date Added:
03/23/2022