Free online psychology textbook website by Russ Dewey, Ph.D. This textbook is made available online and used by Mike Nielsen in his own introductory psychology classes (Georgia Southern University) and at the University of Puerto Rico.
Like so many of the free online textbooks I’ve found, this one was built with the help of students. Dr. Dewey acknowledges the book took him 25 years and the help of over 20,000 students to complete. What makes this book a bit different is it starts with a Chapter Zero – it offers advice on how students should approach academic materials to really learn as opposed to temporarily memorizing study questions. Even if you are not a psychology student, the advice of “read well and enjoy learning” is universal.
Chapters in Psychology: an Introduction
- Chapter Zero: How to Study this Book
- Pyschology and Science
- The Human Nervous System
- States of Consciousness
- Senses and Perception
- Animal Behavior and Cognition
- Motivation and Emotion
- Abnormal Psychology
- Frontiers of Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Sex, Friendship, and Love
Read the Psychology Textbook entitled: Psychology: An Introduction