All resources in OpenStax Psychology 2e

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

Strategy Guide: Think-Pair-Share Technique

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In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and classroom topics to encourage a high degree of classroom participation and assist students in developing a conceptual understanding of a topic through the use of the Think-Pair-Share technique. The Think-Pair-Share strategy is designed to differentiate instruction by providing students time and structure for thinking on a given topic, enabling them to formulate individual ideas and share these ideas with a peer. This learning strategy promotes classroom participation by encouraging a high degree of pupil response, rather than using a basic recitation method in which a teacher poses a question and one student offers a response. Additionally, this strategy provides an opportunity for all students to share their thinking with at least one other student which, in turn, increases their sense of involvement in classroom learning. Think-Pair-Share can also be used as in information assessment tool; as students discuss their ideas, the teacher can circulate and listen to the conversations taking place and respond accordingly.

Material Type: Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

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.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: 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

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

BA 224 - Human Resource Management

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This course explores the basics of human resource management including selection and hiring, performance appraisal, compensation, staff planning and job analysis. This course also addresses current HR issues such as job search in a difficult economy, discrimination and harassment, workplace violence and on-the-job drug abuse. Course Outcomes: 1. Upon completion of the course, students will have working knowledge of the role and human resources in the management of a business organization. 2. Students will understand the basic functions of human resource management and how the HR department interacts with the organization and with the individual employee.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Linn Benton Virtual College

Psychology Through the Lifespan

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age based approach textbook for lifespan developmental psychology courseUpdated summer 2020Google slides as well, slides developed by Fernando Romeromaterials here:**Course in Canvas Commons - Psychology Through the Lifespan Julie Lazzara**

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Alisa Beyer

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.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Author: Linda Overstreet

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

Psychology Student Discussion Guides

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These discussion guides for Psychology present videos or readings for students to evaluate, compare, and respond to. Suitable for individual or group use, they include learning objectives, discussion questions, and evaluation tables. The guides cover Emerging Adulthood, Enhancing Memory, Schizophrenia, and Growth Mindset. The authors also provide a template for the creation of additional guides. The Discussion Guides were authored by: Kelley Eltzroth, Mid Michigan College Sharon Griffin, San Jacinto College - Central Campus Patricia Adams - Pitt Community College Jean Cahoon - Pitt Community College

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: OpenStax, Rice University

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