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NOBA Psychology Modular Textbooks
Free, high-quality, flexibly structured modular textbooks and educational materials, written by psychology experts. Includes a platform for editing/customizing.
Pre-prints in the psychological sciences.
Psychology (OpenStax, Rice University) by
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.
Introduction to Psychology by
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.
PSYC 3374 Development Psychology
Human Development by
This open textbook is designed for Human Development, a core Psychology course. This course provides a bird’s eye view of major milestones and developmental tasks during each age period, starting at conception and ending with old age.
Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being by
This book provides an overview of lifespan developmental tasks (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional) examined from individual and family theoretical perspectives. It covers topics related to families, diversity, individual and family health and well-being, and reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors.
PSYC 3381 Social Psychology
Principles of Social Psychology by
This textbook is based on a critical thinking approach, and its aim is to get students thinking actively and conceptually – with a greater focus on the forest than the trees. Yes, there are right and wrong answers, but the answers are not the only thing. What is perhaps even more important is how students get to the answers – the thinking process itself.
Together: The Science of Social Psychology (NOBA) by
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. Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentation, test items, adaptive student quiz, and reading anticipation guide (instructor must contact NOBA and verify status to receive the test bank). Please note that the publisher requires you to login (free) to access and download the textbooks.
PSYC 3401 Research Methods
PSYC 3402 Psychological Statistics