All resources in OpenStax Psychology 2e

Psychology, Emotion and Motivation, Sexual Behavior

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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Understand basic biological mechanisms regulating sexual behavior and motivationAppreciate the importance of Alfred Kinsey’s research on human sexualityRecognize the contributions that William Masters and Virginia Johnson’s research made to our understanding of the sexual response cycleDefine sexual orientation and gender identity

Material Type: Module

Maslow's Hierarchy Twitter Activity

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This activity is designed to help students understand the representation of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in everyday communications. Students will first read about the concept, then explore a familiar environment -- Twitter -- for expressions of it. (The activity can be adapted quickly for use with other social media applications and communication sites.) This activity was created by Dr. Sally B. Seraphin, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: OpenStax, Rice University

WWHoA Psychology and Sociology Activity Collection

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This collection an be used as group or individual activities in psychology, sociology, communications, or related courses. The WWHoA model aims to first engage students in the "Why" of the concept or lesson, then moves them into the "what" and "how," before concluding with "assessments." The materials cover four lessons, and are intended to be used as is and also expanded upon for other concepts. These activities were created by Maria Gross, Psychology, Mid Michigan Community College; Kelley Eltzroth, Psychology, Mid Michigan Community College; Nicole Korzetz, Psychology, Lee College; Philip B. Terry-Smith,Ph.D, Sociology, Anne Arundel Community College; and Diane Miller, Communication, Mid Michigan Community College.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: OpenStax, Rice University

Noba Psychology Collection

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Noba is a high-quality, flexibly structured digital introduction to psychology resource for higher-ed classrooms and virtual classrooms. Noba consists of nearly 90 short (2500-4000 word) chapters authored by leading instructors and researchers including 7 winners of the William James Award. Chapters are organized in familiar categories (Development, Learning & Memory, Personality, etc.) for easy reference. All Noba materials are licensed through Creative Commons under the CC BY-NA-SA license terms. The Noba website allows anyone to combine chapters in any order to create unique psychology textbooks to suit virtually any curriculum. In addition to allowing users to build their own customized collections, Noba provides a series of "Ready-Made" digital textbooks curated from the Noba chapters to conform to the scope and sequence of some of the most commonly taught 100/200-level psych courses (Intro-to-Psych, Psych as a Biological Science, Psych as a Social Science, etc.). The Ready-made books can also be edited to add or remove chapters, or sections so that they better conform to the specific course an instructor will teach. Custom-made books, Ready-made books, or even individual chapters can be used online, downloaded as PDFs or shared withe learners via email and social media using easy-share tools built in to the website.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Authors: David Barlow, David Buss, Ed Diener, Elizabeth Loftus, Henry Roediger, Jeanne Tsai, Linda Bartoshuk, Max Bazerman, Peter Salovey, Robert Levine, Roy Baumeister, Susan Fiske

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

Strategy Guide: Using the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique

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In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and texts to allow for learning that meets the diverse needs of students but keeps student groups flexible. The research that originally gave credibility to the jigsaw approach—creating heterogeneous groups of students, diving them into new groups to become expert on a topic, and then returning them to their home groups—touted its value as a means of creating positive interdependence in the classroom and improving students’ attitudes toward school and each other.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Marriage, Intimate Relationships and Families

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Short Description: 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. Long Description: Heutagogy: Learner Determined Learning! The course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to learn the core concepts and theories relevant to the study of intimate relationships and families, and understand how those concepts and theories apply to their lives. Course design incorporates student-led class discussions that empower each student to contribute content which can reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe. Word Count: 79387 (Note: This resource's metadata has been created automatically by reformatting and/or combining the information that the author initially provided as part of a bulk import process.)

Material Type: Textbook

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

Psychological Adjustment Textbook

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Psychological Adjustment Textbook PSY 101 Psychology of Human Relations Psychology of Human Relations is the study of psychology from a living or personal point of view with emphasis on practical application. Attention is given to individual and group dynamics with focus on feelings and attitudes in relation to family, work and day-to-day experiences. The course includes an overview of topics including self-concept, perception, self-awareness, personality, values and communications in resolving interpersonal conflicts. The following text was created as part of an Open Oregon grant to promote the creation and use of Open Educational Resources for college students. The Mt Hood Community College version of “Psychological Adjustment” differs from the original text created by Tori Kearns and Deborah Lee at East Georgia State College in the following ways. First, content revisions were made in existing learning modules to better suit the needs of our department. Specifically, we removed the modules X. Understanding Gender, and XII. Loneliness and Solitude. Significant revisions were made to the modules on Stress, Communication, and Work/Choosing a Career with updated graphics and reading materials. Second, the authors created learning objectives and keyword lists that coordinated with the newly added materials. Finally, the authors made significant changes to how the materials were presented in the text to increase student accessibility. In the original Kearns & Lee text, the learning modules were populated with external links, some of which were broken or not available. Where appropriate, the authors translated materials from external sources into a PDF version of the current textbook, so that external links were no longer necessary to access the reading materials. Editable doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kd82c8j_V2kZ-hNCvTMbdIM7Oa7SsFNY/edit?

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Dawn Forrester, Jessica Scott, Joshua A. Herrington, Nancy Olson, Nicole Bragg-Scott