Introduction to Psychology, by Jorden A. Cummings (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan) and Lee Sanders (Sessional Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan), has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from several open educational resources (OERs), including Source Chapters from:
- Introduction to Psychology – 1st Canadian Edition (Stangor & Wallinga, 2014), part of the B.C. Open Textbook Project, available at: https://opentextbc.ca/introductiontopsychology/, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
- The Noba Project (various authors), available at: https://nobaproject.com/, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
- Research Methods in Psychology – 3rd American Edition (Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, & Cuttler, 2017), available at: https://opentext.wsu.edu/carriecuttler/, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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