AllPsych is dedicated to the education of psychology and we have published free e- textbooks representing some major courses in the field of psychology. Each of these texts covers the related theories, research, and psychological phenomena on the topic. Consider these overviews of the course; while they provide a good synopsis, they do not replace a traditional college credit course in psychology. Click one of the titles below to continue.
Ten-chapter online text covering all of the major theories and components of general psychology. From Research to Reinforcement, Emotion to Extinction, you will learn about the study of human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Now includes links to detailed biographies for the major theorists as well as an online dictionary for additional information on important terminology.
Five part series covering the basics of statistical description and inference. Includes sections on distributions, graphing, central tendency, standard deviation, and correlations. Also discusses the basics of research, validity, reliability, hypothesis testing and Type I and Type II Errors. This online presentation simplifies statistics and gives an overview of the major topic areas covered in an introduction to statistics course.
This twelve-chapter online text represents an overview of personality theory. Discusses the major theorists from the biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, trait, and humanistic perspectives. Now includes links to detailed biographies for the major theorists as well as an online dictionary for additional information on important terminology.
Ten chapter research methods text for education, psychology, and the social sciences. Includes chapters on research design, such as single subject, experimental, historical, developmental, and qualitative designs as well as two chapters on statistics. Also details the professional research report, data collection techniques, and a guide for doing research from developing your theory through publication.