Introduction to Developmental Psychology (University of Queensland via EdX)
“Learn how we develop over our lifetime, including our ability to think, communicate, and form social attachments.” — website
‘Talk to me’: Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults (Curtin University via EdX)
“As a student, parent, teacher, coach, or health professional, learn strategies to help improve the mental health of young people in your life, recognise concerning behaviours, and feel better prepared to have conversations about mental health.” — website
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (various open licenses) Editors: Dr Gerrit van Schalkwyk and Andreas Witt, Dipl.-Psych., Dr. phil.
“Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, the official journal of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, is an open access, online journal that provides an international platform for rapid and comprehensive scientific communication on child and adolescent mental health across different cultural backgrounds. CAPMH serves as a scientifically rigorous and broadly open forum for both interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange of research information, involving psychiatrists, paediatricians, psychologists, neuroscientists, and allied disciplines. The journal focusses on improving the knowledge base for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mental health conditions in children and adolescents, and aims to integrate basic science, clinical research and the practical implementation of research findings. In addition, aspects which are still underrepresented in the traditional journals such as neurobiology and neuropsychology of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence are considered.” — website
International Journal of Adolescence and Youth (various open licenses) Editor: Prof. Peter Appelbaum – Arcadia University, USA
“The International Journal of Adolescence and Youth aims to identify, examine and compare particular issues, problems and policies related to adolescents and youth throughout the world. Subject areas covered include psychological growth and development, health and medical care, delinquency, social policy, employment and unemployment, education and training, spiritual and physical development, leisure, family relationships, sex education, homelessness.” — website
International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (various open licenses) Editor-in-Chief: Doris Kakuru, University of Victoria, CA
“The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed,open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.” — website
Journal of Youth Development (CC-BY) Publisher: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
“Welcome to the Journal of Youth Development, an open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research. JYD serves applied researchers and evaluators as well as practitioners who work in youth-serving organizations or the intermediaries that support them.” — website
“Social Work and Society is dedicated to critical analysis of the relationship between social work, social policy, the state and economic forces. It provides a forum in which conventional views can be challenged, theories about the status and mission of social work in society can be developed and ways for social work to act politically and responsibly can be identified. The journal aims to engage in truly international debate by including discussants from countries all over the world. In doing so, it is committed to constructing discursive relationships between research, theory, education and practice. It aims at widening the scholarly discourse to critical, user-accessible debates on current developments concerning the broad field of social work and society in all parts of the world.” — website
Human Growth and Development Question Library by Cotter, Fisk and Grissett, 2018 – Galileo (CC BY-SA)
This set of questions for use with quizzes and tests was created under a Round Four ALG Textbook Transformation Grant with an accompanying PowerPoint lecture set. The course uses the free and open Human Development sections of Boundless Psychology.
Lifespan Development by Lumen Learning (Varied Licenses – terms of each page must be reviewed)
Includes: PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank, and Instructor Manual (Free registration and/or login required for all). This appears to be a complete book (although it does not appear to have a link that will facilitate download or printing). In addition to the faculty resources (which you can request access to), there are pre-recorded lectures and study guides. Finally, there are a variety of relevant videos.
Human Development by Callahan, Dose, Wright, Pace, Earl, and Nummerdor, 2020 – Georgia Highlands College (Varied Licenses)
Instructor resources – discussion questions, video links. Test bank available upon request
Child Growth and Development Canadian Edition (CC-BY-NC-SA) by Tanya Pye; Susan Scoffin; Janice Quade; and Jane Krieg
“This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through middle childhood. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first few stages of life. And finally, we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood.” — website
“This guide provides an overview of the different types of abuse, including signs to look for when a child is being abused or neglected. Legal responsibilities to identify and report suspected child abuse are also presented. This resource also contains case studies with interactive questions that allow for theory to be applied to practice.” — website
Human Growth and Development by Newton, 2022 – Pressbooks (CC BY)Students learn the stages of the human life span: prenatal, infancy, toddlerhood, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, late adulthood, and death/dying. For each stage of the life span, students examine cognitive, language, emotional, social, personality, and physical development. In addition, students explore the procedures used to conduct research about human development.
Introduction to Psychology: The Full Noba Collection (CC BY-NC-SA) by Robert Biswas-Diener and Ed Diener, University of Utah
“This textbook represents the entire catalog of Noba topics. It contains 90 learning modules covering every area of psychology commonly taught in introductory courses. This book can be modified: feel free to rearrange or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.” — website
Introduction to Sociology (CC-BY-SA) by various.
“The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, relevant study methodologies, and dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.” — website
The contents of this course are based on materials published in the Open Source Library by Linda Overstreet. These materials were originally published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution License (you can review the license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). The original version of
the materials as published as Psyc 200 Lifespan Development may be accessed for free at http://opencourselibrary.org/econ-201/. Significant enhancements and revisions have been made by the Lumen Learning Team.
Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective (CC BY-NC-SA) by Martha Lally, College of Lake County and Suzanne Valentine-French, College of Lake County. Chapter narration files (Andrea Pantoja Garvey, 2022) (CC BY-NC-SA) are available in Canvas Commons.
“This textbook introduces the idea of lifespan development from a psychological perspective.” — website
Psychology through the Lifespan by Alisa Beyer and Julie Lazzara, 2020 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
Downloadable and viewable at the site. Age-based approach textbook for lifespan developmental psychology course, updated summer 2020. Google slides (CC BY-NC-SA) developed by Fernando Romero are available.