It truly takes a village to create an open textbook! This project was made possible by the efforts of many people over the past year – there are many thank-yous to give.

Thank you to Lisa Berg, Program Manager at the Distance Education Unit, and Gordon Sarty, Department Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, for their support of this project.

Thank you to Lee Sanders for your co-authorship and preparation of the PSY120 sections of this book.

This project was made possible by an Open Textbook Creation/Adaption Fund grant from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching & Learning and the University of Saskatchewan. Thank you!

Thank you to Heather Ross (Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching & Learning) for her unwavering confidence in this project and accompanying pep talks when needed, her enthusiasm, and her wisdom navigating open resources and helping us connect with the available resources that already exist.

Thank you to Julie Maier, Instructional Designer (Distance Education Unit) extraordinaire! This project could not have happened without your organization, amazing eye for detail, skills, and knowledge of how to maximize the success of the learning experience of students who will use this book. Thank you as well for building this book in Pressbooks and your “we’re almost there!” emails.

Thank you to Robb Larmer (Distance Education Unit) for your assistance with the test bank build and, as always, your Blackboard expertise.

Thank you to Rob Butz for your cover design, and to Rob and my parents for your encouragement over the past year as I navigated this new professional experience and worked a ridiculous number of evenings and weekends.

Thank you to Ryan Banow (Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching & Learning) for your lesson on writing multiple choice questions for our test bank adventure.

Thank you to the authors whose work is used in this book. Without your work and willingness to share it openly, this book could not have happened.

Thank you to the graduate students without whom the ancillary resources would not have been possible: Amanda Sinclair, Jessica Campoli, Kirstie Gibson, Kathrina Mazurik, Christianne Rooke, and Austen Smith. You were fabulous company for multiple choice question writing.

Thank you to Cailey Strauss for assisting with copy editing by finding and fixing typos and other minor errors.


–Jorden A. Cummings


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