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Open Educational Resources: Psychology

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General Psychology

Dozens of introductory psychology texts from PressBooks

Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text (Noba/Open Textbook Library)

Introduction to Psychology (Open Textbook Library)

Introduction to Psychology (Boundless/Lumen Learning)

Introduction to Psychology: The Full NOBA Collection (Noba/Open Textbook Library)

Psychology (OpenStax)

Psychology as a Biological Science (Noba/Open Textbook Library)

OpenStax Psychology textbook

Peer-reviewed open textbook with supplementary instructor materials like powerpoint slides, test banks etc.

Boundless Psychology (via Lumen Learning)

Introductory psychology course developed by Boundless, hosted by Lumen Learning platform. Organized into thematic modules, including Learning, Memory, Psychological Disorders, etc. Each module includes learning objectives and key takeaways.

Noba Psychology

Module topics include development, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, social, and more. Textbook options -- which currently include Intro to Psychology, Discover Psychology 2.0, and Intro to Social Psychology -- include instructor manual, PowerPoint presentations, and test banks.

Introduction to Psychology (Univ. of Minnesota)

Peer-reviewed textbook has 14 modules that each include real-world case studies, research close-ups, critical thinking exercises, and chapter summaries. Textbook "utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students."

Introduction to Psychology (Lumen course)

A complete, open course adapted from OpenStax's Psychology textbook. Instructor resources include test banks, lecture slides, instructor manual, and links to additional content.

OpenStax Psychology

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.

Introduction to Psychology (2019)

Introduction to Psychology, by Cummings and Sanders (Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan), has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from several open educational resources. It is intended for a first-year, introduction to Psychology course.

Introduction to Psychology

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.

Discover Psychology: A Brief Introductory Text

An introductory Psychology text with modules on various major topics, including Developmental Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Consciousness, Learning, Memory, and Psychological Disorders, among others.

Specific topics in Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Principles of Abnormal Psychology (Noba)

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology (Saylor Foundation/Open Textbook Library)

Social Psychology

Principles of Social Psychology (Open Textbook Library)

Psychology as a Social Science (Noba/Open Textbook Library)

Together: The Science of Social Psychology (Noba/Open Textbook Library)

 Introduction to Community Psychology: Becoming an Agent of Change

This textbook will show you how to comprehensively analyze, investigate, and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. It will provide you with perspectives and tools to partner with community members and organizations to promote a fair and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities.

Together: The Science of Social Psychology

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.

Principles of Social Psychology

The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research.


Personality Theory in a Cultural Context (OpenStax CNX/Open Textbook Library)

Research and Statistics

Collaborative Statistics (OpenStax)

Introductory Statistics (OpenStax)

Learning Statistics with R: A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners (Open Textbook Library)

Research Methods in Psychology, 3rd American edition (Open Textbook Library)

Research Methods in Psychology, 4th Edition (2019)

This textbook introduces students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher in the contemporary world of psychology research.

Learning statistics with R: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners

Learning Statistics with R covers the contents of an introductory statistics class, as typically taught to undergraduate psychology students, focusing on the use of the R statistical software.

Answering Questions with Data

This is a free textbook teaching introductory statistics for undergraduates in Psychology. This textbook is part of a larger OER course package for teaching undergraduate statistics in Psychology, including this textbook, a lab manual, and a course website.