Ohio Open Ed Collaborative Introduction to Psychology

This content was created as part of an Ohio Department of Higher Education Innovation Grant to create Open Educational Resources for high enrollment courses. A team of faculty content collaborators, a librarian, and a faculty review team worked together to curate this content and assure that it meets the Transfer Assurance Guidelines for this course. The Introduction to Psychology Course Content is designed to help the instructor teach all of the objectives of the course and can be used as a whole or in pieces or modules. The full course is entitled Introduction to Psychology Course Content. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2018. Please visit ohioopened.org for more information about this initiative.

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The Introduction to Psychology course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2018. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named OSS015. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadVincent Granito                                    Lorain County Community CollegeContent ContributorsNicole Brandt                                       Columbus State Community CollegeLynne Gabriel                                      Lakeland Community CollegeJackie Sample                                     Central Ohio Technical CollegeLibrarianRachel Dilley                                       Columbus State Community CollegeReview TeamMelissa Beers                                      Ohio State UniversityBrian Gerber                                        Stark State College

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Psychology
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06/29/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Emotion, Emotion - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the topic of emotions. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThe chapter on emotion is usually presented with motivation, but for this OER project, it is presented as a separate concept.  Most of the chapters in the recommended resources cover much more information then should be presented in an introduction class, so faculty may want to choose what pieces work best.  The most comprehensive covering of this topic come from the various chapters in the NOBA project, but to assign all of these to students might be information overload. Faculty will need to pick and choose what sections work best for their approach.  Remember that Emotion falls within Pillar 4: Social and Personality, which also includes Social, Personality, Emotion, Multicultural, Gender, and Motivation. Social and Personality are both required topics under the Ohio TAG, so instructors should only plan to add Emotion if time permits.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
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12/14/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Gender and Sexuality, Gender and Sexuality: Course Map and Recommended Resources
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 How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course.  All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section covers the topic of gender and sexuality.  Gender and Sexuality falls under Pillar 4: Social and Personality. In the Ohio TAG, the topics of Social and Personality are required, which meet the expectation of two topics in this pillar. However, if you have time to include this topic it would not only enhance this Pillar, it is an important enhancement to the cross-cutting themes of Variations in Human Functioning and Social Diversity.If time does not permit covering a separate unit on Sexuality and Gender, these topics can also be folded into other units as supplementary content in Human Development (e.g., the development of gender identity) as well as Motivation (sexual motivation).

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
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12/13/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Human Development, Human Development - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching human development across the life span in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.  According to the TAG, Lifespan Development falls within Pillar 3 (Development) and is a required topic for all Ohio Introduction to Psychology courses, along with Learning. These two chapters meet the APA recommendations for Strengthening General Psychology (Gurung, et al., 2016). In approaching this topic, you may want think about what Learning and Development have in common by emphasizing learning across the lifespan.IntroductionThis section will explore human development across the life span. This section provides an overview of physical development, cognitive development, and socioemotional development from conception to death.

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Psychology
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12/07/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Intelligence, Intelligence - Course Map & Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on instroducting the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course.  All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section will explore intelligence. In line with the APA recommendations and the Ohio TAG, Intelligence falls in Pillar 2 (Cognitive) along with Cognition, Memory, and Perception. Memory is required in Ohio TAG courses, so courses that cover Intelligence in addition to Memory have met the requirement for that pillar. Thus, it may not be necessary to cover Intelligence as a full topic in your course if you already cover Cognition or Perception.  

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Psychology
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11/28/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Language, Language - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this Guide This guide provides information and resources on introducing the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course.  All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section covers the topic of language.  We will explore how psychologists define language as well as the key components of language. In addition, will describe how language develops. 

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Psychology
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12/07/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Learning, Learning - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching learning concepts in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.According to the TAG, Lifespan Development falls within Pillar 3 (Development) and is a required topic for all Ohio Introduction to Psychology courses, along with Lifespan Development. These two chapters meet the APA recommendations for Strengthening General Psychology (Gurung, et al., 2016).IntroductionThis section introduces students to the basic principles that govern learning.  Specifically, students will be introduced to the concepts of classical and operant conditioning.

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Psychology
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12/17/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Motivation, Motivation - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use This GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course.  All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section covers the topic of motivation.  We will define motivation and explore the 4 major theories:  Evolutionary, Drive Reduction, Optimum Arousal, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  In addition, we will distinguish intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Finally, we will discuss our motivation for hunger and sex.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
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12/07/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Nature/Nurture (Genetics & Evolution), Nature/Nurture (Genetics & Evolution) - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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 How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching learning concepts in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.Although nature/nurture is not specifically addressed as a topic that falls under a Pillar, according to the TAG, these concepts can be applied across a number of required topics, such as Brain and Behavior, Lifespan Development, and Intelligence.   IntroductionThis section introduces students to the concepts of nature and nurture, and provides examples of psychological topics in which an understanding of the impact of both nature and nurture is crucial.  

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Psychology
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12/17/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Personality, Personality - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the topic of Theories of Personality. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinksIntroductionTheories of Personality can be one of the more interesting sections covered in the Introduction to Psychology Class. Besides being one of the other Ohio TAG course, Personality falls within Pillar 4: Social and Personality, which also includes Social, Emotion, Multicultural, Gender, and Motivation.  Social and Personality are both required topics under the Ohio TAG, so instructors should plan to cover this along with social psychology, and other topics if time permits. There are several areas that can be covered in this section so faculty will have to be selective in how are what they cover in the Intro course.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Psychological Disorders, Psychological Disorders - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources for teaching psychological disorders in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.  IntroductionThis section will touch on a range of psychological disorders and an introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). Suicide will also be discussed.

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Psychology
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12/04/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Research Methods in Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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 How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the different research methods that have been used in the field of psychology. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.  IntroductionOne of the key takeaways from the Introduction to Psychology class should be that psychology is a science.  Our discipline can be distinguished from pseudo-science or common sense through the various research approaches in the field.  The instructor should provide a survey of the different methods, including examples and strengths and weaknesses to each approach.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/18/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Science of Psychology, Science of Psychology - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.  IntroductionThis is the introductory section for the class.  Most students come to the Introduction class with myths and ideas around the field. These resources most likely will be the first time students have had exposure to the field and will provide them how psychology can be applied to a wide range of contexts

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/18/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Sensation & Perception, Sensation & Perception - Course Map & Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching sensation concepts in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.According to the TAG, Sensation falls within Pillar 1 (Biological) and is an optional topic for Ohio Introduction to Psychology courses, along with the required topic of  Biology of Behavior. Perception falls under Pillar 2 (Cognitive), and is an optional topic for Ohio Introduction to Psychology courses, along with the required topic of Memory.  Together, these topics meet the APA recommendations for Strengthening General Psychology (Gurung, et al., 2016).IntroductionThis section introduces students to the basic processes of sensation and perception.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Social Psychology, Social Psychology - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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 How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the topic of Social Psychology. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinksIntroductionSocial Psychology can be one of the more interesting sections covered in the Introduction to Psychology Class.  In Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology falls within Pillar 4: Social and Personality, which also includes Social, Personality, Emotion, Multicultural, Gender, and Motivation.  Social and Personality are both required topics under the Ohio TAG, so instructors should plan to cover this along with personality, and other topics in this Pillar if time permits. There are several areas that can be covered in this section so faculty will have to be selective in how are what they cover in the Intro course.  Instructors might note that the full-length Introduction to Social Psychology course is also part of the Ohio TAG Module; looking at the objectives for the full-length course might also help you determine your focus and emphasis in terms of what to cover in this unit.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/13/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, State of Consciousness, States of Consciousness - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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 How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on state of consciousness for an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.  IntroductionThis section will explore states of consciousness with significant discussion on sleep. However, other altered states of consciousness due to psychoactive drugs, hypnosis, and meditation will be reviewed.According to the APA recommendations and Ohio TAG, this chapter also falls within Pillar 1 (Biological). This chapter is considered “optional” under the Ohio TAG, which requires Biology of Behavior and either Consciousness or Sensation to satisfy the requirements for Pillar 1: Biological. If you select to cover this chapter as your second topic within Biological, consider emphasizing the biological aspects of consciousness including the biology of consciousness and sleep, and the biological effects of drugs on consciousness (e.g., drugs as agonists and antagonists).

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
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11/19/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Stress and Health, Stress and Health - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the field of psychology as a science in an Introduction to Psychology course.  All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section covers the topic of Stress and Health. Following the Ohio TAG Guidelines, Stress and Health falls within Pillar 5: Mental and Physical Health (e.g., Abnormal, Health, Therapies). As an instructor, making the connections between physical and mental health you can strengthen the connection between the units within this pillar while emphasizing  the reciprocal influences of biological, psychological, and social/interpersonal/situational factors in health and wellness.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, The Brain and Nervous System, The Brain and Nervous System - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on teaching human development across the life span in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThis section introduces students to biological mechanisms that underlie behavior.  Specifically, students will be introduced to the structures and functions of the nervous system, and how the nervous system interacts with the endocrine system.Biology of Behavior is a core topic in the APA’s recommendations for Strengthening General Psychology, and is also a core topic in the Ohio TAG learning objectives. This topic is required for all Introduction to Psychology courses in Ohio as part of Pillar 1: Biological. Recall that the TAG requirements call for a second topic to be included from this pillar, which can be either Sensation or Consciousness or, time permitting in your course, both.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Therapy Approaches, Therapy Approaches - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources for teaching Therapy Approaches in an Introduction to Psychology course. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.  IntroductionThis section will provide an overview of different approaches to therapy, compare and contrast psychosocial therapies and biological therapies, and discuss the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist.

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Psychology
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Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/13/2018
Introduction to Psychology Course Content, Thinking, Thinking - Course Map and Recommended Resources
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How to Use this GuideThis guide provides information and resources on introducing the topic of thinking and cognition. All resources are Open Access and can be downloaded or added to a Course Management System (LMS) via the hyperlinks.IntroductionThinking is one of the smaller topics that make up cognitive psychology (along with perception, attention, intelligence, and memory). Faculty may want to first introduce Cognitive Psychology and discus how thinking fits into all the other areas.  This topic lends itself to several in-class activities to emphasize the different concepts. Faculty may also want to pair this section together with Intelligence and language development.

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Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/20/2018