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Open Educational Resources (OER): Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

A guide for educators and learners

Selected OER Resources

Knowledge Evolved NOBA Project
With faculty from the Universities of Kentucky and Illinois, the NOBA Project gives instructors and their students access to customized psychology content written by top experts in the field. 120 authors, including seven members of the UK faculty, puting together more than 80 chapters in 11 psychology topic areas. All content is completely free, and allows instructors to customize texts by selecting only those chapters pertinent to the goals of the class.

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology

PSY100 Explorations in Human Behavior             

PSY122 Child Growth and Development

Other OER Resources

MERLOT (psychology portal) 
MERLOT is a California State University initiative where a search of the academic discipline or subfield will yield many OA learning materials.

Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities
Search for open access psychology textbooks and other useful OERs

Free Online Course Materials | Brain and Cognitive Sciences | MIT OpenCourseWare
Excellent courses in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT

Open Textbook Library
This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed and many are reviewed by other experts in the discipline..Partner: U. Minnesota

Some OER Resources for Psychology

Jhangiani, R., & Dastur, F. (2014, Oct.). Opening up psychology: Adopting open textbooks, open pedagogy, and an open philosophy in the classroom. Symposium at the 2014 Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

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