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Social Sciences - Recommended Open Educational Resources

Child Growth and Development

This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. Cognitive, physical, emotional, psychological and social changes are discussed. 

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

This book tackles the difficult topic of psychological disorders in 8 chapters. After the first three foundational chapters, a discussion of psychological disorders ensues to include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, and personality disorders.

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Introduction to Sociology: 2nd Canadian edition

In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. 

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Introduction to Psychology: 1st Canadian edition

This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books.

Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project.

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Together: The Science of Social Psychology

The science of social psychology investigates the ways other people affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an exciting field of study because it is so familiar and relevant to our day-to-day lives.

Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life

The book is supported by discussion of relevant theory and research in cultural sociology. It is expected the instructor will serve as the mediator between the content of this book and learners’ understanding of material on multiple and higher levels. 

Evaluating Sexualized Violence Training And Resources

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist B.C. Post Secondary institutions with evaluating and selecting resources to support their ongoing planning and delivery of training on sexualized violence.

Consent & Sexual Violence: Training and Facilitation Guide

A workshop and facilitation guide to support B.C. post-secondary institutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence and misconduct. Consent & Sexual Violence is a 90-minute workshop for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This training explores different understandings of consent, including the legal definition. Learners have the opportunity to develop skills related to asking for and giving consent in all relationships as well as discuss strategies for creating a “culture of consent” in campus communities.

Active Bystander Intervention: Training and Facilitation Guide

A workshop and facilitation guide to support B.C. post-secondary institutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence and misconduct. Active Bystander Intervention is a 90-minute workshop for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This training helps learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and intervene in an incident of sexual violence as well as discuss strategies for creating a safer campus community.

Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens

This openly licensed text, created with students, approaches contemporary families from an equity lens. It asks two questions relevant to the Difference, Power, and Discrimination outcomes at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University: “What do families need?” and “How do society and institutions support or get in the way of families getting what they need?"

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