All resources in OpenStax Psychology 2e

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

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.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Martha Lally, Suzanne Valentine-French

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

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

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