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Culture of Growth: Growth Mindset
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Much of what EL Education knows about the mindsets of adults and students was learned through more than 20 years of experience and, more recently, from Carol Dweck's book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. This is an excellent resource. You will see where we have drawn from this resource and others throughout our materials.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
10/15/2018
Intellus Open Course - Psychology - Lecture Presentations
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Accessible presentation files created for the Psychology - Intellus Open Course. Intellus Open Courses are curated by academic subject-matter experts in partnership with Macmillan Learning’s editorial teams.
Licensed under CC-BY: https://go.intelluslearning.com/attribution

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Author:
Intellus Learning
Date Added:
10/04/2018
Peer-supported self-management for people discharged from a mental health crisis team: a randomised controlled trial
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High resource expenditure on acute care is a challenge for mental health services aiming to focus on supporting recovery, and relapse after an acute crisis episode is common. Some evidence supports self-management interventions to prevent such relapses, but their effect on readmissions to acute care following a crisis is untested.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Special Education
Psychology
Social Work
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Data Set
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
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Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Alyssa Milton
Beth Paterson
Brynmor Lloyd-Evan
Claire Henderson
Danielle Lamb
David Hindle
David Osborn
Gareth Ambler
Jonathan Piotrowski
Kathleen K elly
Liberty Mosse
Louise Marston
Marina Christoforou
Mel Lean
Michael Davidson
Monica Leverton
Nicky Goater
Nicola Morant
Oliver Mason
Rachael Hunter
Rebecca Forsyth
Sarah Sullivan
Sonia Johnson
Stephen Pilling
The Lancet - UK -
Date Added:
09/06/2018
Human Growth and Development: Question Library
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This set of questions for use with quizzes and tests was created under a Round Four ALG Textbook Transformation Grant with an accompanying PowerPoint lecture set. The course uses the free and open Human Development sections of Boundless Psychology. Topics covered include:

Nature vs. Nurture
Piaget
Attachment
Freud
Erikson
Kohlberg
Childhood Development
Adolescent Development
Adulthood Development
Late Adulthood

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Ellen Cotter
Gary Fisk
Judy Orton Grissett
Date Added:
06/22/2018
Research Methods in Psychology Ancillary Set
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The purpose of this project was to create a set of ancillary materials for the open textbook Research Methods in Psychology, a textbook intended to be used for psychology research methods courses. At the start of this grant, the textbook was available through the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Library (open.lib.umn.edu/psychologyresearchmethods/) and could be found in most open material repositories. Since this grant was proposed, however, a more recent version of the text has been released by Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, and Cuttler (https://opentext.wsu.edu/carriecuttler/). The resources developed for this grant can be used for the new edition of the text, although they were written for the earlier version.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Judy Orton Grissett
Date Added:
06/21/2018
Introduction to Human Development (GHC) (Open Course)
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This open course for Introduction to Human Development is an adaptation of PsychologyWiki materials and was created under a Round Nine Textbook Transformation Grant.

Authors' Description:

In our transformation of PSYC 2103 Human Development we decided to divide the content into three units.

Unit 1: Overview, History and Biological Beginnings
Unit 2: Early Childhood to Adolescence
Unit 3: Young Adulthood to Death
Each unit includes:

Learning objectives
Things to consider: questions students should be thinking about while engaging with the content
PowerPoint Presentation
Readings from a variety of open text books
Activities
Supplemental readings and videos
If you have questions or would like access to the question/test bank please contact either

Elizabeth Dose, edose@highlands.edu

Katie Bridges, kbridges@highlands.edu

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Elizabeth Dose
Katie Bridges
Date Added:
06/21/2018
Introductory Psychology
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This course is designed to provide an engaging introduction to the essential topics in psychology, including perception, emotion, learning, child development, personality, psychopathology and social interaction. Students will explore how such knowledge relates to debates about nature versus nurture, free will, and consciousness. Students are also exposed to the historical development of the biological, evolutionary, cognitive and psychoanalytic theoretical perspectives, with a focus on the importance of scientific methods and the principles of research design, throughout this course.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
SUNY OER Courses
Author:
William Pelz
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Openstax Psychology for General Psychology classes
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Openstax Psychology for General Psychology classes. Presented by Dr. Mark Hatala, Professor of Psychology at Truman State University, these videos cover topics from the Openstax textbook for Psychology chapter by chapter.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Author:
Dr. Mark Hatala
Date Added:
04/20/2018
Special Needs Education
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This module should be studied alongside the following other modules: Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Learning Psychology, Guidance and Counseling and Educational Testing and Evaluation. The module is an introductory course for teacher education trainees. It is advisable before studying this module for the student to acquaint himself or herself with principles in general psychology because many concepts in the area of special needs education are based on psychological principles. Therefore, the student needs to understand the contribution of psychology to the theory and practice of education, to be conversant with self-assessment procedures, to have good knowledge in his or her subjects and to know about the personality of learners. It is also important to know about learners’ individual differences, moral, social, and cognitive development, theories of learning, guidance and counseling and educational testing and evaluation.

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Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Edward Ntare Rutondoki
Date Added:
03/10/2018
Learning Psychology
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Welcome to this module titled Learning Psychology. In this module our focus will be on human learning. Human learning is not an entirely new topic to you since it was discussed at introductory level in the General Psychology unit and also in Developmental Psychology. Learning is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of psychology for the simple reason that most, if not all, human behaviour is either learned or is influenced by learning. A basic understanding of the behaviour of human beings therefore calls for basic knowledge of the basic psychological principles, concepts and approaches in classroom teaching and learning. The other factors that influence learning are inheritance, but this is beyond the scope of this module.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Catherine W. Denyeko
Date Added:
03/10/2018
Introduction To General Psychology
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You are welcome to this module that introduces you to General Psychology first and later Educational Psychology. There are four units in all. A total of 120 hours is given which we think should be adequate for you to complete the module. The hours given should also cover the different activities as well as doing the readings that are included. A summary of the major tasks in each unit is presented for your benefit:

Unit one introduces you to the meaning, definition, origin and development of Psychology as a field of study, the different branches, concepts and its relevance to educational process. Finally the unit introduces you to the concepts, and different methods of study that are used in Educational Psychology.

Unit two discusses the relationships between Psychology and Education, and their implications to a practicing teacher. The contributions of Educational Psychology to educational practice are also presented.

Unit three presents to you issues of methods of study used in conducting studies in Educational Psychology. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are also discussed. Unit four introduces you to the benefits of Educational Psychology to the teacher, and to educational process/practice in a school setting and society in general.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Aumo Okumu
Date Added:
03/10/2018
Human Computer Interaction
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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of the principles and methods with which one builds effective interfaces for users. HCI is a field of study that evolves to changes in the technological landscape. During the past decade, the emergence of personal mobile devices, agent-based technologies, and pervasive and ubiquitous computing is motivated by the technique of human computer interaction which has profoundly changed the way people use technology for work and leisure. This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of developing user interfaces. Practical hands-on will be balanced by discussion of relevant literature of computer science e.g. graphics, user interface design, multimedia and visual design of HCI, cognitive psychology, and scientific information design.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Kebbeh Saffiong
Date Added:
02/22/2018
PSY13 - Psychology - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Industrial-Organizational Psychology" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone !

This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Module
Reading
Simulation
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
12/22/2017
PSY12 - Psychology - Social Psychology
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Social Psychology" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone !

This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Module
Reading
Simulation
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
12/22/2017
PSY10 - Psychology - Emotion and Motivation
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Emotion and Motivation" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Module
Reading
Simulation
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
12/12/2017
PSY09 - Psychology - Lifespan Development
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Lifespan Development" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Module
Reading
Simulation
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
12/11/2017
PSY08 - Psychology - Memory
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Memory" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
10/11/2017
PSY07 - Psychology - Thinking and Intelligence
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Thinking and Intelligence" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
10/11/2017
PSY06 - Psychology - Learning
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Learning" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
10/11/2017
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset: Critical Thinking
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This is a brief overview of the concepts of Fixed and Growth Mindset that explores how navigating the way we think impacts our ability to examine life critically. A brief reflection assignment is included at the end to help students assess the parameters of mindset they currently operate within.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Nina-Louise Alsbrook-Jackson
Date Added:
09/28/2017
PSY05 - Psychology - Sensation and Perception
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Sensation and Perception" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
09/16/2017
PSY04 - States of Consciousnes
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - States of Consciousnes" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
09/08/2017
PSY02 - Psychological Research
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Psychological Research" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
09/07/2017
PSY01 - Psychology - Introduction to Psychology
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Introduction to Psychology" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
09/07/2017
PSY03 - Biopsychology
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Psychology - Biopsychology" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
03. EBook
04. HTML5 Interactive Activities
05. Question-Answer Discussion Forum
06. Single Week duration with Study Plan for each Day
07. Fully Randomized Examination with Negative Marking, which is Open Book and Open to Discussion among peer students / teachers
08. Online Certificate generation after student achieves minimum 40% score.
09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

Subject:
Higher Education
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Virtual EUniversity
Author:
Dr D S Janbandhu
Dr Manoj Killedar
Date Added:
08/31/2017
Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Contemporary Psychology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Appreciate the diversity of interests and foci within psychologyUnderstand basic interests and applications in each of the described areas of psychologyDemonstrate familiarity with some of the major concepts or important figures in each of the described areas of psychology

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Social Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/09/2017
Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction
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Opening image caption:Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. (credit "background": modification of work by Nattachai Noogure; credit "top left": modification of work by U.S. Navy; credit "top middle-left": modification of work by Peter Shanks; credit "top middle-right": modification of work by "devinf"/Flickr; credit "top right": modification of work by Alejandra Quintero Sinisterra; credit "bottom left": modification of work by Gabriel Rocha; credit "bottom middle-left": modification of work by Caleb Roenigk; credit "bottom middle-right": modification of work by Staffan Scherz; credit "bottom right": modification of work by Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team)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. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.

Subject:
Social Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/08/2017
Tao of Positive Psychology
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This is an OER textbook for Positive Psychology. It takes an historical approach and includes a section on areas in which a positive approach to psychology is most needed (e.g., the field of disability studies).

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Mark Kelland
Date Added:
07/16/2017
Chapter Summaries and Updated Powerpoints
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This is a link to a folder that contains summaries for each of the chapters plus modified/updated powerpoints based on the provided powerpoints from OpenStax.
Link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AnkKqP3iLfYOnp1J9sLv-VegrH1TDA

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Date Added:
07/03/2017
Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Society
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This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 202. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-society/paperback/product-22882321.html.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Adam John Privitera
Date Added:
06/13/2017
Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Body
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This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 201. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-body/paperback/product-22882311.html.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Adam John Privitera
Date Added:
06/13/2017
PSY101 - Topic 13 - Therapy and Treatment
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Topic 13: Therapy and TreatmentTextbook readings: p. 607; pp. 614-629.Watch:Discovering Psychology: Discovering Psychology: Psychotherapy (Program 22)Psychotherapy is the twenty-second program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. It explores different therapeutic approaches as well as the relationships among theory, research, and practice. You'll learn how some historical, cultural, and social forces have influenced approaches to the treatment of psychological disorders.Watch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all descriptions are from the series website. The Mind: Treating Depression: Electroconvulsive Therapy (Module 34)Provides a clear and dramatic presentation of the process and some of the effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).The Brain - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all descriptions are from the series website.The Brain: Schizophrenia: Pharmacological Treatment (Module 28)Dr. Arnold Scheibel reviews the various ways in which schizophrenia has been treated since the 1950s, ranging from the use of physical restraints and cool baths to the administration of antipsychotic drugs. He and other psychiatrists elaborate on the ways in which drugs alter the chemistry of the brain. Drugs that are effective seem to reduce the levels of dopamine in the brain — to provide amelioration and stabilization, not a cure.Watch:The World of Abnormal Psychology - Produced by Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc., and Toby Levine Communications. 1992, all descriptions are from the series website.The World of Abnormal Psychology: Psychotherapies (Program 12)This program allows viewers to "sit-in" on five distinctly different kinds of psychotherapy: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, couples, and group. Theory and practice are intertwined as these patients progress through therapy, sometimes trying alternative models for the same problem. Learning objectives:1.      Distinguish between psychotherapy and biomedical therapy.2.      Explain the main goal and main components of psychoanalysis (Freud’s psychotherapy which includes “free association” and “dream analysis” techniques); behavior therapy which includes “exposure” technique, “aversive conditioning”, “counter-conditioning” and “token economy” technique); cognitive therapy (originated by Beck); cognitive-behavioral therapy (which incorporates both cognitive and behavioral techniques); and biomedical therapies (which include psychotropic medications and ECT: electroconvulsive therapy).3.      Distinguish between these “modalities” (formats) of psychotherapy: play therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. 

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101- Topic 12 - Psychological Disorders
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Topic 12: Psychological DisordersTextbook readings: pp. 545-546; pp. 549-550; pp. 555-581; pp. 590-596.Watch:  Discovering Psychology: Discovering Psychology:  Psychopathology (Program 21)Psychopathology is the twenty-first program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. Through glimpses of the original theories of Philippe Pinel, this program explores the biological and psychological components of mental illness, as well as the role of genetics and cultural factors. It also takes a closer look at a few of the major mental illnesses like depression, neurosis, manic-depressive disorders, and schizophrenia.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all descriptions are from series website.The Mind:  Mood Disorders: Mania and Depression (Module 31)Presents vivid examples of the mood fluctuations of patients who suffer from periodic affective episodes.The Mind: Mood Disorders: Hereditary Factors  (Module 32)Illustrates the findings of a 10-year study that involved 12,000 volunteers in an Amish community and represents a careful analysis of genetic factors related to manic-depressive disorders.The Mind:  Mood Disorders: Medication and Talk Therapy (Module 33)Shows the effectiveness of combining drug therapies with traditional psychotherapy.Watch:The Brain - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all descriptions are from series website.The Brain: Schizophrenia: Symptoms (Module 26)In this module, mental health professionals observe a patient named Jerry, a classic schizophrenic. Jerry's case and medication schedule are described, and his disordered speech and behavior are shown. Prominent psychiatrists describe schizophrenia and the prognosis for those diagnosed with this disease; a locked psychiatric ward provides a graphic illustration.The Brain: Schizophrenia: Etiology (Module 27)This module covers the history of attitudes, beliefs, and theories about the etiology of schizophrenia. While the illness was long thought to be environmentally caused, this module emphasizes the scientific evidence in support of its organic origins. Dr. Arnold Scheibel of UCLA Medical Center describes cellular pathology in the hippocampus and speculates on the possible role of viruses. A genetic component is also demonstrated.The Brain: Autism (Module 29)This module opens with statistics and a description of autism and how the disorder has been viewed historically. Studies now support the theory that autism results from a lack of normal neural growth during prenatal development. Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University, severely autistic as a child, is presented as someone who overcame her autism and managed to use her way of perceiving the world to her advantage.Learning objectives:1.      Define psychological disorder and psychopathology.2.      State the main features of psychological disorders according to the APA (American Psychiatric Association).3.      Describe how the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is used to classify or categorize disorders.4.      Explain the biological and the “diathesis-stress” models of psychological disorders.  5.      Describe main features (symptoms) of these psychological disorders: Anxiety Disorders (and within this category, “phobia” and “panic disorder” and “social anxiety disorder”); Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (and within this category, “body dysmorphic disorder”), PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), Mood Disorders (and within this category, “major depressive disorder” and “bipolar disorder”), Schizophrenia; ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.6.      Discuss major theories that seek to explain what “causes” Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

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Psychology
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Annemarie Roscello
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06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 11 - Stress
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Topic 10: StressTextbook readings: pp. 493-494; pp. 504-510; pp. 523-528.Watch: The Brain - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all descriptions are from the series website.The Brain: Emotions, Stress, and Health (Module 21) Commentary from scientists, dramatic reenactments, and graphic illustrations show the consequences of prolonged stress on health. Animated diagrams show the brain releasing hormones, followed by a role-playing situation illustrating on-the-job stress that may set this process in motion. Researchers explain how low-level stress leads to the breakdown of frontal lobe functioning.Learning objectives:1.      Define stress and stressors, and also describe different types of stressors.2.      Differentiate between “problem-focused” coping and “emotion-focused” coping to regulate stress. 3.      Explain “perceived control” and “learned helplessness”, and their relation to stress.4.      Explain how “social support” and “relaxation response technique” can reduce stress.

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Psychology
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Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 10 - Social Psychology
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Topic 10: Social PsychologyTextbook readings: pp. 409-410; pp. 417-418; pp. 428-429; pp. 441-443.Watch: [Descriptions from the website]Milgram Obedience Study - Why should you question authority? The answer lies within this ground breaking social psychology experiment by Stanley Milgram regarding human behavior and authority.The Stanford Prison Experiment - The Stanford Prison Experiment, a dramatic simulation study of the psychology of imprisonment and one of the best known psychology experiments ever undertaken.Dr. Zimbardo takes us through the Stanford Prison Experiment, in which healthy college students are transformed into unstable prisoners and brutal prison guards within days by the power of the situation in which they found themselves.Learning objectives:1.      Define social psychology.2.      Describe Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment and its results. Note how social roles, norms and scripts may have affected human behavior in this study.3.      Describe Milgram’s Obedience to Authority Experiment and its results.4.      Describe how the “bystander effect” and “diffusion of responsibility” may have influenced the Kitty Genovese event.5.      Describe how prosocial behavior, altruism and empathy are related to one another.

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Psychology
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Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 9 - Personality
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Topic 9: PersonalityTextbook readings: pp. 367-368; pp. 371-373; pp. 392-393.Watch: [Descriptions taken from the website]Sigmund Freud: Id, Ego, Superego- Psychodynamic- Psychoanalytic Personality Theory Explained! - A summary of Sigmund Freud's theory of mind- the Id, Ego, and Superego, as well as their relationship to the unconscious, preconscious, and conscious levels of the mind. Freud theory: id, superego, and ego - Freud's id, superego, and ego theory relating to Children's books and showsConscious vs. subconscious thinking - The Sentis Brain Animation Series takes you on a tour of the brain through a series of short and sharp animations. The sixth in the series explores how our brain operates -- at conscious and subconscious levels. This helps us to save precious brain energy and is how our attitudes, habits and memories form. This interesting animation demonstrates how relying on our subconscious can be both helpful and unhelpful and how more conscious thinking can benefit us. Learning objectives:1.      Define personality.2.      Describe Freud’s theory of personality, including concepts of “conscious” vs. “unconscious” (“subconscious”) mind; and id, ego and superego parts of personality.3.      Describe the “Five Factor Model” of personality.

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Psychology
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Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Unit 8 - Motivation and Emotion
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Topic 8: Motivation and EmotionTextbook readings: pp. 331-338; pp. 342-343; p. 352.Watch:Discovering Psychology: Motivation and EmotionMotivation and Emotion is the twelfth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. Based on the early research of Sigmund Freud and Abraham Maslow, this program explores the sources of motivation, causes of behavior, and interplay between motivation and action. It examines societal and individual motivation, sexual motivation, and cumulative effects of optimism and pessimism in human life.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology. It argues that there are five stages of human needs that motivate our behaviour. Learning objectives:1.      Discuss these two types of “motivation”: extrinsic and intrinsic.2.      Explain how these factors can help explain “motivation”: instinct, drive theory, arousal theory, self-efficacy, and Maslow’s theory of “hierarchy of needs”.3.      Describe how hunger and eating are regulated.4.      Define anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.5.      Define emotion.

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Psychology
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Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 7 - Memory
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Topic 7: MemoryTextbook readings: pp. 255-280.Watch: Discovering Psychology: Remembering and ForgettingRemembering and Forgetting is the ninth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program looks at the complexity of memory: how images, ideas, language, physical actions, even sounds and smells are translated into codes that are represented in the memory and retrieved as needed.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all descriptions are from series website.The Mind: Life Without Memory: The Case of Clive Wearing, Part 1  (Module 10)Raises many questions about the nature of memory and its importance to human existence. Introduces the viewer to Clive Wearing, who is incapable of making new memories due to viral encephalitis.The Mind: Clive Wearing, Part 2: Living Without Memory (Module 11)Presents an extraordinary example of the relationship between brain damage and memory function by reintroducing the viewer to Clive Wearing 13 years after his appearance in part one.Watch:The Brain - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all descriptions are from series website.Living With Amnesia: The Hippocampus and Memory (Module 18)Amnesia appears in many different forms. This module shows how the extent and location of damage can result in varying levels of memory impairment. Footage of Mike, an amnesic individual, demonstrates the result of an injury to the hippocampus. Mike's reaction to his memory deficit and drastic coping measures underscore the importance of memory to everyday functioning.Alzheimer's Disease (Module 19)When this program was first filmed, Eleanor, age 51, was in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This module follows Eleanor's physical and mental decline after the initial filming. Pathology in the brainstem and other regions in the brains of Alzheimer's patients are shown to interfere with acetylcholine release, resulting in neuronal atrophy. The module discusses our current knowledge of the disease and the direction of future research.Learning objectives:1.      Discuss these three functions of memory: encoding, storage and retrieval, and also the role played by the “hippocampus” in memory.2.      Describe these three stages of memory storage: sensory memory, short term memory, and long term memory.3.      Differentiate among procedural memory, declarative memory and episodic memory.4.      Differentiate among recall, recognition and relearning (all forms of retrieval).5.      Explain these problems with memory: anterograde amnesia, retrograde amnesia, reconstruction, suggestibility, eyewitness misidentification, and false memory syndrome.6.      Describe theories of “forgetting”, specifically encoding failure; memory errors, proactive interference and retroactive interference.7.      Explain how these processes can enhance (improve) memory: chunking, elaborative rehearsal, mnemonic devices, level of processing, exercise and sleep.

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Psychology
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Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Unit 6 - Cognition and Intelligence
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Unit 6 - Cognition and IntelligenceTextbook readings: pp. 219-220; pp. 235-248.Watch: Discovering Psychology: Cognitive ProcessesCognitive Processess is the tenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program explores the evolution of cognitive psychology and how we take in information. Cognitive psychology spans a vast range of study, from the parts of the brain used in reading to the computer's impact on the study of how humans think.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedDiscovering Psychology: Testing and IntelligenceTesting and Intelligence is the sixteenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program explores the history of intelligence tests, based on the work of Alfred Binet. You'll also explore the field of psychological assessment, potential biases in testing, and the influence of cultural beliefs and stereotypes on test performance.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedAll descriptions come from Annenberg Learning.Learning objectives:1.      Define cognition and intelligence.2.      Explain these different types of intelligence: crystallized & fluid; the three types of intelligence in Sternberg’s “triarchic” theory; “multiple intelligences” in Gardner’s theory; and “emotional intelligence” according to Goleman.3.      Define “I.Q. score” and explain how it is measured.4.      Explain how “normal” intelligence is identified.5.      Define learning disability.6.      Define “intellectual disability” and describe the different subtypes.7.      Explain how intelligence may be influenced by both “nature” and “nurture”.

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Psychology
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Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 5 - Learning
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Topic 5 : LearningTextbook readings: pp. 185-193; 197-202; 208-211.Watch: Discovering Psychology: Learning (Program 8) Learning is the eighth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program discusses the basic principles of how we learn; classical, instrumental, and operant conditioning; and the role that stimuli and consequences play in learned behavior and habits. You'll explore how renowned researchers Ivan Pavlov, B. F. Skinner, Edward Thorndike, and John B. Watson contributed to what we know about human and animal learning. ©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: Little Albert ExperimentLearning objectives:1.      Define reflex and learning, as well as these three types of learning: Classical Conditioning; Operant Conditioning; and Observational Learning (also called “social learning” or “modeling”).2.      Explain what happened in Pavlov's dog study; Watson's "Little Albert" study; and Bandura’s observational learning study.3.      Describe the following concepts in Classical Conditioning: conditioned and unconditioned stimuli; and conditioned and unconditioned responses.4.      Describe the following concepts in Operant Conditioning: positive reinforcement; negative reinforcement; positive punishment, negative punishment, shaping and behavior modification.5.      Explain the steps involved in “modelling”

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Psychology
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Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 4 - States of Consciousness
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Topic 4: States of ConsciousnessTextbook readings: pp. 111-140.Watch: The Mind Hidden and Divided -  is the fourteenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. Based on the pioneering research of Sigmund Freud, this program explores how the events and experiences that take place in the subconscious manifest themselves in our conscious lives. You'll learn about repression, the distinction between discovered and false memory syndrome, hypnosis, and split-brain cases.  ©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedWatch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all decriptions are from series website. Alcohol Addiction: Hereditary Factors  (module 29)Deals with alcoholism, addiction, biological evidence for hereditary traits, and how science progresses through replication and the development of new technologies.Treating Drug Addiction: A Behavioral Approach (module 30)Provides an example of how drug therapies incorporate the results of research on several levels of behavior, and shows how patients learn to deal with environmental triggers for cravings.Watch: The Brain - Series Homepage Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all decriptions are from series website.The Brain: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms  (module 13) This module covers our natural rhythms and the stages that occur during sleep. It shows the brain's electrical activity over the course of a normal night's sleep, with its REM and non-REM cycles. The remainder of the module is devoted to an experiment conducted by Michel Siffre, a French cave explorer, in which Siffre spends seven months in a Texas cave. Without external cues, the body is shown to have its own built-in clock.The Brain: Sleep: Brain Functions (module 14)What is the purpose of sleep? This module sets out to answer this question by exploring the patterns of a woman's sleep and dream cycles in the setting of a sleep laboratory. Characteristics of the five stages of sleep and the typical 90-minute cycle are explained. The module also covers sleep disorders and the current techniques used to treat them.The Brain: REM Sleep and Dreaming (module 15)This module probes deeper issues relating to sleep and dreaming. The uniquely individual experience of dreaming requires researchers to look beyond conventional methods of study. Dream specialist Dr. J. Allan Hobson discusses the function of dreams, explaining his theory of the biological mechanism behind the phenomenon and reflecting on the contribution of dreaming to human creativity.*All descriptions come from Annenberg LearningLearning objectives:1.      Define consciousness, circadian rhythm, melatonin, and jet lag.2.      Define sleep and describe possible effects of insufficient sleep (sleep deprivation).3.      Describe two theories (“adaptive” & “cognitive function”) about why we sleep.4.      Describe the different stages of sleep.5.      Describe the symptoms of various sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleepwalking, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.6.      Explain the difference between physical dependence and psychological dependence in “substance use disorders”.7.      Delineate the different categories of commonly abused drugs. For each category describe potential effects of those drugs on mind and behavior.8.      Define hypnosis and meditation, and explain their relationships to consciousness.

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Psychology
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Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/08/2017
PSY101 - Topic 3 - Biopsychology
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Topic 3: BiopsychologyTextbook readings: p. 73; p. 76; pp. 80-101.Watch: The Mind - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1999, all descriptions are from series website.Unraveling the Mysteries of the Mind (module 1) - Explores such fundamental questions as "What is the mind?" and "What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?" Summarizes various views on the brain/mind connection. Endorphins: The Brain's Natural Morphine (module 5) - Provides diagrammatic action graphics of neural networks, synaptic junctions, and neurotransmitter sites. Also touches on topics of consciousness, drug addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and nerve functioning.The Frontal Lobes: Cognition and Awareness (module 7) - Explains the importance of the frontal lobe in human functioning, and covers brain function, diagnostic assessment, cognitive function, evolution, and comparative behavior.Watch: The Brain - Series Homepage  Produced by Colorado State University. 1997, all descriptions are from series website.Organization and Evaluation of Brain Function (program 1) - This module introduces the general external topography of the brain. To illustrate the relationship between specific behaviors and brain function, the module begins by showing a racecar driver exercising his skill, and then presents graphic illustrations of the internal activity of his brain. The module reviews several methods of studying brain activity including the CAT scan, PET scan, EEG, and MRI.The Divided Brain (program 5) - This module begins with graphic representations of the cerebral hemispheres' specialized functions. It continues with a description of the brain's asymmetry, showing diagrams of how the two halves communicate. The extreme case of a patient who has undergone split-brain surgery for treatment of epilepsy illustrates the role of hemispheric organization in sensory perception and verbal skills.Learning objectives:1.      Neurons are the basic cell of the “nervous system”. Identify the basic parts of the neuron, and explain how neurons communicate with one another.2.      Define neurotransmitters and describe how some neurotransmitters (specifically, acetylcholine, dopamine, GABA, norepinephrine and serotonin) affect behavior.3.      State the difference between the central and peripheral nervous system.4.      Explain the functions of the spinal cord, and of the right and left hemispheres of the cerebral cortex (outermost layer of the brain).5.      Label the 4 lobes of cerebral cortex and identify the function(s) of each lobe.6.      Explain why the brain’s limbic system (which includes the structures hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus) is important.7.      Describe how these methods provide images of the brain: CT scan, PET scan, MRI, and EEG.8.      Explain how hormones of the endocrine system affect the body.

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Psychology
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Module
Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/07/2017
PSY101 - Topic 2 - Psychological Research
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Topic 2: Psychological ResearchTextbook readings: pp. 35-36; pp. 42-48; pp. 52-56; pp. 60-63.Watch: Understanding Research, Discovering Psychology Series - This program examines how we know what we know. You'll explore the scientific method, the distinction between fact and theory, and the different ways in which data are collected and applied, both in labs and in real-world settings.[©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights Reserved]Learning objectives:1.      Describe the purpose of research.Describe these common types of research “methods” in psychology: case study, naturalistic observation, surveys, correlational studies; and experimental studies.Identify and define important terms related to the “experimental” method, especially hypothesis, random assignment, sample, population, independent variable, dependent variable, experimental group and control group.Describe ethical principles that should be applied when conducting research.

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Psychology
Material Type:
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Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/07/2017
PSY101 - Topic 1 - Introduction to Psychology
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Topic 1 - Introduction to Psychology: Definition, Theoretical Perspectives, & SubfieldsThis course utilizes the OpenStax Psychology textbook provided by Rice University.  The book is available for free in many formats.  Use the links below to access the textbook in a format best suited to your needs.Textbook readings: pp. 5–7; pp.10-25.Watch:  Past, Present, and Promise is the first program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. It provides an introduction to and overview of psychology, from its origins in the nineteenth century to current study of the brain's biochemistry. You'll explore the development of psychology in general and some of the paths scientists take to determine relationships among the mind, the brain, and behavior.©2001 WGBH Educational Foundation All Rights ReservedLearning objectives:1.      Define psychology.2.      Describe how psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and multicultural perspectives view human behavior and mental process.3.      Define these current “subfields” in psychology: biopsychology, evolutionary, developmental, industrial-organizational, health, clinical, and forensic.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Annemarie Roscello
Date Added:
06/07/2017
PSY 201A
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This is an open psychology course that can be uploaded to an LMS. It is associated with the OpenStax Psychology textbook: https://openstax.org/details/psychology

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Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Kristen Kane
Date Added:
03/29/2017
Shrinking the economy
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In this podcast Dr Robert Hoffmann talks about how important psychology is to business and asks if we have talked ourselves into recession.

Dr Hoffmann is a member of the International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBR) within the Nottingham University Business School(NUBS). The centre has also recently opened a new extension at The University of Nottingham, Ningbo China.

The centre's research brings together a range of experts who share an interest in studying decision-making in economic and business contexts, in particular using theories and methods from management, economics and psychology.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Nottingham
Author:
Dr Robert Hoffmann
Date Added:
03/22/2017
Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective
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Developmental Psychology, also known as Human Development or Lifespan Development, is the scientific study of ways in which people change, as well as stay the same, from conception to death. You will no doubt discover in the course of studying that the field examines change across a broad range of topics. These include physical and other psychophysiological processes, cognition, language, and psychosocial development, including the impact of family and peers.

Subject:
Psychology
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Textbook
Provider:
College of Lake County
Author:
Martha Lally
Suzanne Valentine-French
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Introduction to Psychology
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When you teach Introduction to Psychology, do you find it difficult — much harder than teaching classes in statistics or research methods? Do you easily give a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system, a lecture on Piaget, and a lecture on social cognition, but struggle with linking these topics together for the student? Do you feel like you are presenting a laundry list of research findings rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge? Have you wondered how to ensure your course is relevant to your students? Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students. The author wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. Five or ten years from now, he does not expect his students to remember the details of most of what he teaches them. However, he does hope that they will remember that psychology matters because it helps us understand behavior and that our knowledge of psychology is based on empirical study.

This is a derivative of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution, which was originally released and is used under CC BY-NC-SA. This work, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Subject:
Psychology
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Discover Psychology 2.0 - A Brief Introductory Text
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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. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.

This book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Cara Laney
David M. Buss
David Watson
Edward Diener
Elizabeth F. Loftus
Emily Hooker
George Loewenstein
Henry L. Roediger III
Jeanne Tsai
Kathleen B. McDermott
Mark E. Bouton
Max H. Bazerman
Richard E. Lucas
Robert Siegler
Robert V. Levine
Ross Thompson
Sarah Pressman
Sudeep Bhatia
Susan T. Fiske
Yoshihisa Kashima
Date Added:
12/08/2016
Managing Groups and Teams
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It is often remarked that groups are everywhere, whether in our social lives, our work lives, or even our families. In each of these situations, sets of individuals decide to work collectively to achieve particular goals.

However, although groups are everywhere and we participate in them constantly, we do not understand them very well. Many of us can tell stories of groups that seemed perfect for a given task, but which failed. And we all have reasons (or excuses) that explain such failures.

But our experiences in groups suffer precisely because we are with them.

The study of groups as a phenomenon that is unique and different from other social phenomena is very active, reflecting both the importance it has and how much we still don't know about groups.

Subject:
Management
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Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Cognitive Psychology
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Cognitive Psychology is a psychological science which is interested in various mind and brain related subfields such as cognition, the mental processes that underlie behavior, reasoning and decision making.

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Psychology
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Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Lifespan Development
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Welcome to the study of human growth and development, commonly referred to as the “womb to tomb” course because it is the story of our journeys from conception to death. Human development is the study of how we change over time.  Although this course is offered in psychology, this is a very interdisciplinary course. Psychologists, nutritionists, sociologists, anthropologists, educators, and health care professionals all contribute to our knowledge of life span.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
Linda Overstreet
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Together: The Science of Social Psychology
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This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. The book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Allan Rossman
Bertram Malle
Beth Chance
Brad J. Bushman
Cynthia L. Pickett
Dan P. McAdams
David A. Schroeder
David Matsumoto
David M. Buss
Dennis L. Poepsel
Donelson R. Forsyth
Jennifer T. Kubota
Jerry M. Burger
Joel A. Muraco
Leslie Zebrowitz
Matthias R. Mehl
Neil Thin
Rajiv Jhangiani
R. Chris Fraley
Robert Biswas-Diener
Stephen Garcia
Tiffany A. Ito
Yanine D. Hess
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01/01/2016
Quantify Thyself
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How is psychology influenced by the digitalization of almost everything? What can frequent digital measurements and novel statistical techniques mean for 21st century psychology?

In this tutorial students conduct both an N=1 time-series case study and experiment, measuring some aspects of their daily life, such as mood, food intake, social activities, exercise, attention, alertness, sleep, or anything else they like. The experiment will result in (1) a linear graph depicting the effect of the chosen intervention through time and (2) a network depicting relationships between the chosen variables through time.

With this personal case study and experiment students get some insights into the new possibilities of frequently repeated measurements for studying (individual) human behavior.

Subject:
Applied Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Amsterdam
Author:
Max van der Linden and Alexander Savi
Date Added:
12/18/2015
Open Access Discussion Session - Psychology Graduate Course
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This OER Package includes a description, lesson plan, and materials for a discussion session addressing: Why are open research practices, open access, and author rights important to Psychology graduate students? How might tools and resources related to these impact choices graduate students may make in research design, research practice and documentation, and venues for sharing research results?

This session included a pre-class reading assignment and an in-class session with discussion and hands-on activities. The topics of focus were: open research practices, open access, and selecting publication venues for sharing research. These topics were discussed in the context of authorship as experienced by students in undergraduate and graduate programs, including course papers, theses and dissertations, conference presentations, and journal article publishing. Discussions were based on three readings completed prior to the in-class session that covered aspects of: open access, peer review, and open research practices. The class also discussed evaluation criteria to use when selecting a publication venue.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Virginia Pannabecker
Date Added:
11/17/2015
Personality Theory in a Cultural Context
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
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Written by Lansing Community College Psychology professor Dr. Mark Kelland, this book covers general personality theory, with an emphasis on cultural aspects affecting personality development. There is also a section focusing on making positive choices in the development of one's personality from a number of different cultural/philosophical perspectives.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Mark Kelland
Date Added:
11/04/2015
Statistics, Fall 2009
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The purpose of this course is to provide background in the ways in which psychologists evaluate data collected from research projects. A researcher may gather many pieces of data that describe a group of research subjects and there are common ways in which these pieces of information are presented. Secondly, statistical tests can help investigators draw inferences about the relationship of the research sample to the general population it is supposed to represent. As a student of psychology or any other discipline that uses research data to explore ideas, it is important that you know how data is evaluated and that you gain an understanding of the ways in which these procedures help to summarize and clarify data.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Laurel Wainwright
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Virginia Community College System OER Course Catalog
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
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The VCCS OER Course Catalog includes over 25 Creative-Commons licensed courses from member institutions of the Virginia Community College System and hosted in the Pressbooks format by Lumen Learning. Courses include the following topics: Art, OER, Biology, Business, Management Communication, Chemistry, Public Speaking, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Composition, American Literature, English Literature, History, Computer applications, Psychology, Algebra, Precalculus, Wellness, Sociology, and Writing.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Law
General Law
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Module
Reading
Syllabus
Date Added:
09/01/2015