Psychology

SUNY OER Courses

SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Psychology courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Title Source License  Notes
Noba Psychology The Noba Project CC-BY-NC-SA
  • contains detailed information on content for over 100 modules. Easily customizable. Many instructor resources also available (discussions, in-class activities, and powerpoints)
Psychology OpenStax CC-BY
  • this is the foundation text for SUNY OER Service’s template course, Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology Boundless CC-BY-SA
  • Peer-reviewed journal
  • Open access
  • all articles published with open licensing
Psych 101: Introduction to Psychology  Saylor varied
  • mostly a compilation of OpenStax and Noba texts with a few additions
  • licenses explained here: https://learn.saylor.org/mod/page/view.php?id=8021
Psych 110: Introduction to Psychology Yale CC-BY-NC-SA
  •  Lectures by Paul Bloom
Intro to Psychology MIT CC-BY-NC-SA
  •  Lectures by John Gabrieli
Psych 406: Gender and Sexuality Saylor CC-BY
  • older course consisting of links to various readings, lectures, and YouTube videos
Educational Psychology Kelvin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton CC-BY
  • this book was the foundation for the Educational Psychology course in SUNY OER Services
Adolescent Health and Development JHSPH Open courseware CC-BY-NC-SA
  • Robert W. Blum course consists of a compilation of audio lectures and slides
Social Intelligence from Noba CC-BY-NC-SA
  • SUNY OER Services course compiled from Noba materials
Sociology 150: Social Psychology lectures UC Berkeley: Robb Willer CC-BY-NC-SA
  • engaging, but full-class length lectures

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.