All resources in OpenStax Psychology 2e


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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.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

Material Type: Full Course

Psychology, Psychological Research, Analyzing Findings

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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain what a correlation coefficient tells us about the relationship between variablesRecognize that correlation does not indicate a cause-and-effect relationship between variablesDiscuss our tendency to look for relationships between variables that do not really existExplain random sampling and assignment of participants into experimental and control groupsDiscuss how experimenter or participant bias could affect the results of an experimentIdentify independent and dependent variables

Material Type: Module

ELM Learning Center

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The ELM Learning Center is a collection of instructional materials on the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) databases organized into courses. These materials are created by librarians in the Reference Outreach and Instruction unit of Minitex. The ELM Learning Center can help you get to know ELM and provides as much information as you'd like on using ELM more effectively.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction

How to Create SUPER Slideshows!

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A colourful and fun superhero-themed slideshow presentation designed to teach students how to create effective slideshow presentations. A Google slides presentation that you can adopt / adapt for your classroom. Best suited for grades 5-8 but may work in higher grades too. Outlines 7 tips for effective slideshow presentations: 1. Fantastic Fonts 2. Stupendous Size 3. Terrific Text 4. Cool Colours 5. Glorious Graphics & Videos 6. Sensational Slides 7. *BONUS* Incredible Interactions

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson, Student Guide, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Kelly Brennan, Sarah Wendorf

Introduction to Psychology

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This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of psychology. It begins with a short overview of the discipline's development and principal methodologies. The subsequent units are arranged around broad areas of research, including emotion, development, memory, and psychopathology. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Identify the steps of the scientific method and explain how this method applies to psychological research methodology and statistical analyses; Demonstrate an understanding of the general history of the field; Explain the nature versus nurture argument and the current status of thinking regarding gene-environment interaction; Identify the basic components and mechanisms of the major biological systems often studied in psychology; Demonstrate an understanding of the basic findings within a variety of areas of psychology, including sensation and perception, memory and learning, development, social psychology, and psychopathology. (Psychology 101)

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Lecture, Reading, Syllabus

Passion-Driven Statistics ebook

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Here is the link to the new Passion-Driven Statistics e-book! Github book pdf version Passion-Driven Statistics is an NSF-funded, multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting data-driven research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics. The curriculum supports students to work with existing data covering psychology, health, earth science, government, business, education, biology, ecology and more. From existing data, students are able to pose questions of personal interest and then use statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, Python, Stata, SPSS) to answer them. The e-book is presented in pdf format for ease of use across platforms. For more information, contact Lisa Dierker, or check out the Passion-Driven Statistics website at

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Textbook

Authors: Kristin Flaming, Lisa Dierker

Marriage, Intimate Relationships and Families

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This introductory level course provides an overview of core concepts and theories which contribute to our understanding of intimate relationships and families. The text provides a structure and sequence of issues for the course, but the students will contribute much of the content. A heutagogical instructional design allows students in the course to provide much of the substantive content and teaching presence. Student led class discussions provide the opportunity for an engaging and personally relevant exploration of the material.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Edited by Professor Bill Pelz, Ron Hammond and Paul Cheney

Postcard Creator

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The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Sociology Pathway

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Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Life is social whenever we interact with others. Over time, patterns of interaction become embedded in the structure of society. Sociologists investigate and seek to understand the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Deanna Mayers

Development through the Lifespan – Simple Book Publishing

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Lifespan Development Textbook. age-based approach Psychology through the Lifespan by Beyer, A. & Lazzara, J. is a derivative of Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective by Lally, M. & Valentine-French, S., Lifespan Psychology. by Overstreet, L., Adolescent Development by Lansford, J., Emerging Adulthood. by Arnett, J. in R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology, and The Developing Parent by: Diener, M. and is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Revised, 3rd edition: June 2020 Also is a Canvas Course shell in Canvas Commons for instructors

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Authors: Alisa Beyer, Julie Lazzara

Personality Theory in a Cultural Context

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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.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading, Textbook

Author: Mark Kelland