Faculty of Arts

Department of Psychology

Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text

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. Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor’s manual, PowerPoint presentation, test items, adaptive student quiz, and reading anticipation guide.

Includes: Instructor resources, discussion questions, summaries

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Human Development

This open textbook is designed for Human Development, providing a bird’s eye view of major milestones and developmental tasks during each age period, starting at conception and ending with old age.

Includes: Learning objectives, optional reading

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Introduction to Applied Statistics for Psychology Students

The book was written to meet the needs of University of Saskatchewan psychology students at the undergraduate level, and features SPSS lessons.

Includes: Definitions, datasets used in SPSS lessons

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Introduction to Psychology [New]

This introductory text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications [Description from resource].

Includes: summaries, key terms, and self-tests

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Introduction to Psychology, 1st Canadian Edition

This textbook is an adaptation of the open Introduction to Psychology book. A psychology professor from Royal Roads University adapted it as part of the B.C. Open Textbook Project and added several case studies, examples, and sections. This textbook, and its original version, have both been successfully adopted.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, case studies, exercises and critical thinking problems, test bank

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection

Introduction to Psychology Study Guide [New]

This study guide is designed to accompany the Introduction to Psychology – Ist Canadian Edition open text by Jennifer Walinga and Charles Stangor. For each chapter it summarizes the learning objectives and presents multiple-choice, true-false and fill-in-the-blank tests of the material covered. It provides links to resources to enable students to deepen their understanding of key topics and to explore related issues. Finally, it offers suggestions for hands-on activities relevant to each chapter [Description from resource].

Includes: self-testing activities, additional resources, instructor activity suggestions

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Introduction to Psychology: The Full Noba Collection

This textbook represents the entire catalog of Noba topics. It contains over 100 learning modules covering every area of psychology commonly taught in introductory courses. This book can be modified: feel free to rearrange or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to log in to download the textbooks. Reviews are available.

Includes: Review questions, ancillary materials

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Intended to introduce both graduate and senior undergraduate students to the foundations of cognitive science, Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field: What are the core assumptions of the three different schools? What are the relationships between these different sets of core assumptions? Is there only one cognitive science, or are there many different cognitive sciences?

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: This is an open access text which restricts remixing and adapting).

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Principles of Social Psychology: 1st International Edition

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.

Includes: Index, glossary, and exercises

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Psychological Adjustment

This textbook for Psychological Development was created by Dr. Tori Kearns and Dr. Deborah Lee. Topics covered include: Theories of Humanistic and Personality Psychology; Coping and Mental Illness; Interpersonal Communication; Sexuality; Understanding Gender; Work and Choosing a Career; Coping with Death and Loss; and Finding Meaning.

Includes: Learning objectives, reflection questions

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Psychology, 2nd Edition (OpenStax)

This textbook covers all of the standard first-year psychology concepts. As an OpenStax textbook it includes many student and instructor resources.

Includes: Applications, instructor resources, student resources, animations and simulations, critical thinking and reflection exercises, test bank

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

Psychology of Language [New]

This course will provide students with the fundamentals of linguistic and psycholinguistic theory. Students will explore the nature of language and learn about the basic components studied by psycholinguists. They will also gain an understanding of language development as well as the biological basis of language. Language processes such as comprehension, reading, and speaking will also be explored, along with the current models of comprehension and production [Description from resource].

Includes: Facilitation plan, lecture slides, discussion topics, student assignments.

Licence: CC BY

Research Methods in Psychology, 4th Edition [New]

A comprehensive textbook for research methods classes. A peer-reviewed inter-institutional project.

This adaptation constitutes the fourth edition of this textbook, and builds upon the second Canadian edition by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and I-Chant A. Chiang (Quest University Canada), the second American edition by Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University-Texarkana), and the third American edition by Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University) and feedback from several peer reviewers coordinated by the Rebus Community [Description from resource].

Includes: Exercises, key takeaways, glossary

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Research Methods in Psychology: 2nd Canadian Edition

This open textbook introduces students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. It connects research being generated in Canada as well as provide an accurate picture of the Canadian context for ethical human research. This textbook is an adaptation of one written by Paul C. Price (California State University, Fresno). 

Includes: Exercises, key takeaways, glossary

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the ecampusOntario Open Library

Together: The Science of Social Psychology

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed by peers. It covers introductory concepts in sociology, from the science of social phycology to organizational behaviour.

Includes: Instructor resources, vocabulary, discussion questions

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library

What is Cognitive Psychology?

Beginning with the basics of information processing, Dawson explores what experimental psychologists infer about these processes, and considers what scientific explanations are required when we assume cognition is rule-governed symbol manipulation. From these foundations, psychologists can identify the architecture of cognition and better understand its role in debates about its true nature.

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: This is an open access text which restricts remixing and adapting).

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