Updating search results...

Search Resources

313 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Lecture Notes
Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain modelling) - Applications (hydrographic survey planning and navigation, coastal engineering) - Current and future developments.

Subject:
Engineering
Oceanography
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
dr.ir. M. Snellen
Date Added:
02/09/2016
Advanced Device Physics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.First non-ideal characteristics of MOSFETs will be discussed, like channel-length modulation and short-channel effects. We will also pay attention to threshold voltage modification by varying the dopant concentration. Further, MOS scaling will be discussed. A combination of an n-channel and p-channel MOSFET is used for CMOS devices that form the basis for current digital technology. The operation of a CMOS inverter will be explained. We will explain in more detail how the transfer characteristics relate to the CMOS design.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
R.A.C.M.M. van Swaaij
Date Added:
02/20/2016
Advanced Solid State Physics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This course is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Y.M. Blanter
Date Added:
02/03/2016
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (Basic)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth‰ŰŞs carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as inhabitants of this planet, are part of a complex and integrated global system, where and how should we begin this transformation? And how can we also ensure that our transformation efforts will lead to a sustainable world? LSSTS and the ecosystems that they are embedded in are known to be Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). According to John Holland CAS are "...a dynamic network of many agents (which may represent cells, species, individuals, firms, nations) acting in parallel, constantly acting and reacting to what the other agents are doing. The control of a CAS tends to be highly dispersed and decentralized. If there is to be any coherent behavior in the system, it will have to to arise from competition and cooperation among the agents themselves. The overall behavior of the system is the result of a huge number of decisions made every moment" by many individual agents. Understanding Complex Adaptive Systems requires tools that themselves are complex to create and understand. Shalizi defines Agent Based Modeling as "An agent is a persistent thing which has some state we find worth representing, and which interacts with other agents, mutually modifying each other‰ŰŞs states. The components of an agent-based model are a collection of agents and their states, the rules governing the interactions of the agents and the environment within which they live." This course will explore the theory of CAS and their main properties. It will also teach you how to work with Agent Based Models in order to model and understand CAS.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. Ir. I. Nikolic; Dr.ir. I. Bouwmans
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Algoritmiek
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This course treats various methods to design and analyze datastructures and algorithms for a wide range of problems. The most important new datastructure treated is the graph, and the general methods introduced are: greedy algorithms, divide and conquer, dynamic programming and network flow algorithms. These general methods are explained by a number of concrete examples, such as simple scheduling algorithms, Dijkstra, Ford-Fulkerson, minimum spanning tree, closest-pair-of-points, knapsack, and Bellman-Ford. Throughout this course there is significant attention to proving the correctness of the discussed algorithms. All material for this course is in English. The recorded lectures, however, are in Dutch.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
M. de Weerdt
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

An introductory course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers. Topics include: Review of analog design basics; linear and non-linear analog building blocks: harmonic oscillators, (static and dynamic) translinear circuits, wideband amplifiers, filters; physical layout for robust analog circuits; design of voltage sources ranging from simple voltage dividers to high-performance bandgaps, and current source implementations from a single resistor to high-quality references based on negative-feedback structures.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Date Added:
02/19/2016
Art Appreciation (ART 100)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. The course includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative process and thought. Visual and performing arts are part of the Humanities: academic disciplines that study the human condition and, in addition to the arts, include languages, literature, law, history and religion. This course will teach students to develop a five-step system for understanding visual art in all forms based on description, analysis, meaning, context and judgment.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

Subject:
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Atomic theory and 3 laws that support it
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource aligns with OpenStax Chemistry 2e section 2.1 and includes a mini-lecture on Atomic Theory and the 3 Laws that supported its acceptance by the scientific community and a Ted Ed video: the 2.400-year search for the atom (Theresa Doud)

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Amy Petros
Date Added:
08/20/2020
Bio Inspired Design
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

The course Bio-Inspired Design gives an overview of non-conventional mechanical approaches in nature and shows how this knowledge can lead to more creativity in mechanical design and to better (simpler, smaller, more robust) solutions than with conventional technology. The course discusses a large number of biological organisms with smart constructions, unusual mechanisms or clever sensing and processing methods and presents a number of technical examples and designs of bio-inspired instruments and machines.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. P. Breedveld
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Biomedical Engineering Design
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This course presents a design philosophy and a design approach, dedicated to rehabilitation technology. This field was selected because of human-machine interaction is inherent and vital. Illustrative examples will be discussed by their entire design process

Subject:
Allied Health
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
D.H. Plettenburg
Date Added:
02/03/2016
Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition, 2019, was created to provide free open-access teaching and learning resources for two Introduction to Biotechnology courses at Austin Community College, Biotechnology Program (Intro to Biotech I BIOL1414 & Intro to Biotech II BIOL1415). This book provides the foundation of chemistry, biology, and microbiology needed to build biotechnology laboratory science workforce skills. The goal of this book is to encourage both faculty and student adoption and active, engaged use in the classroom and provide the resources students need to succeed as entry-level laboratory technicians.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Biomedical
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
12/15/2020
Breakwaters and Closure Dams
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. Functional requirements, determination of boundary conditions, spatial and constructional design and construction aspects of breakwaters and dams consisting of rock, sand and caissons.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. H.J. Verhagen
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This textbook was written to meet the needs of a twenty-first century student. It takes a systematic approach to helping students learn how to think and centers on a structured process termed the PUPP Model (Plan, Understand, Perform, and Present). This process is found throughout the text and in every guided example to help students develop a step-by-step problem-solving approach.

This textbook simplifies and integrates annuity types and variable calculations, utilizes relevant algebraic symbols, and is integrated with the Texas Instruments BAII+ calculator. It also contains structured exercises, annotated and detailed formulas, and relevant personal and professional applications in discussion, guided examples, case studies, and even homework questions.

Subject:
Business
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Textbook
Provider:
Lyryx Learning
Author:
Jean-Paul Olivier
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Business Statistics (BUSI.2305) Visual Module Template
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource is a Visual Template that can be used for providing the content and assignments for a module in a course.  This template has links for all of the required assignments that the student needs to complete in one visual document.

Subject:
Business Administration
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Rosemond Moore
Date Added:
05/31/2022
Calculus: Early Transcendentals
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable text provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses.
To practice and develop an understanding of topics, this text offers a range of problems, from routine to challenging, with selected solutions. As this is an open text, instructors and students are encouraged to interact with the textbook through annotating, revising, and reusing to your advantage. Suggestions for contributions to this growing textbook are welcome.

Lyryx develops and supports open texts, with editorial services to adapt the text for each particular course. In addition, Lyryx provides content-specific formative online assessment, a wide variety of supplements, and in-house support available 7 days/week for both students and instructors.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Textbook
Provider:
Lyryx Learning
Author:
D. Guichard
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Calculus III (MATH 153)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This contemporary calculus course is the third in a three-part sequence. In this course students continue to explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Calculus II (MATH 152)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This contemporary calculus course is the second in a three-part sequence. In this course students continue to explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Calculus I Lecture Notes
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Topics in the lecture notes are aligned with section titles in Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th edition, by James Stewart (Cengage Learning). With the exception of a few application problems, all materials in these lecture notes are original. These notes are self-contained and may be used as a stand-alone, free, open-source text. These materials were funded by the THECB OER Development and Implementation Grant, 2021.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
My Linh Nguyen
Bentley Garrett
Mieczyslaw Dabkowski
Rabin Dahal
Vladimir Dragovic
Viswanath Ramakrishna
Jigarkumar Patel
Date Added:
03/08/2022
Calculus I (MATH 151)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This course is an introduction to contemporary calculus and is the first of a three-part sequence. In this course students explore the concepts, applications, and techniques of Calculus - the mathematics of change. Calculus has wide-spread application in science, economics and engineering, and is a foundation college course for further work in these areas. This is a required class for most science and mathematics majors.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

Subject:
Calculus
Functions
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Caleidoscoop
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Tijdens de cursus Caleidoscoop worden verschillende aspecten belicht waarmee de eerstejaarsstudenten worden voorzien van basisvaardigheden en basiskennis die noodzakelijk zijn voor het succesvol volgen van een studie in de wiskunde.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. K.P. Hart
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Canvas Commons OER course - ECON 2301: Principles of Macroeoconomics
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

This is a Principles of Macroeconomics course utilizing exclusively Open Educational Resources and designed in Canvas. This course is mapped to the Learning Outcomes for ECON 2301 as established under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Academic Course Guide Manual. This course is based on Openstax Principles of Macroeconomics 2e textbook and incorporates key components from EDUC 1301: Learning Frameworks, designed to enhance the student’s experience as well as to improve overall student learning.
The course was developed by a faculty team from Collin College as part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board OER Course Development and Implementation Grant Program.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Gian Aryani
Joshua Arduengo
Lorena Rodriguez
Meenakshi Beri
Michael Latham
Date Added:
12/31/2021
Chapter 1 Guided Notes for use with Concepts of Biology by Open Stax
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource has been created for my students enrolled in my Fundamentals of Biology course at West Hills Community College in Lemoore, CA.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Bryon Spicci
Date Added:
06/03/2021
Chapter: Aggression and Violence (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Brad J. Bushman, The Ohio State University. This module discusses the causes and consequences of human aggression and violence. Both internal and external causes are considered. Effective and ineffective techniques for reducing aggression are also discussed. 

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Chapter: Aging (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Tara Queen and Jacqui Smith, University of Michigan.  Traditionally, research on aging described only the lives of people over age 65 and the very old. Contemporary theories and research recognizes that biogenetic and psychological processes of aging are complex and lifelong. Functioning in each period of life is influenced by what happened earlier and, in turn, affects subsequent change. We all age in specific social and historical contexts. Together, these multiple influences on aging make it difficult to define when middle-age or old age begins. This module describes central concepts and research about adult development and aging. We consider contemporary questions about cognitive aging and changes in personality, self-related beliefs, social relationships, and subjective well-being.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Chapter: Attachment Through the Life Course (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By R. Chris Fraley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.The purpose of this module is to provide a brief review of attachment theory—a theory designed to explain the significance of the close, emotional bonds that children develop with their caregivers and the implications of those bonds for understanding personality development. The module discusses the origins of the theory, research on individual differences in attachment security in infancy and childhood, and the role of attachment in adult relationships.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Chapter: Attraction and Beauty (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Robert G. Franklin and Leslie Zebrowitz, Anderson University, Brandeis University. More attractive people elicit more positive first impressions. This effect is called the attractiveness halo, and it is shown when judging those with more attractive faces, bodies, or voices. Moreover, it yields significant social outcomes, including advantages to attractive people in domains as far-reaching as romance, friendships, family relations, education, work, and criminal justice. Physical qualities that increase attractiveness include youthfulness, symmetry, averageness, masculinity in men, and femininity in women. Positive expressions and behaviors also raise evaluations of a person’s attractiveness. Cultural, cognitive, evolutionary, and overgeneralization explanations have been offered to explain why we find certain people attractive. Whereas the evolutionary explanation predicts that the impressions associated with the halo effect will be accurate, the other explanations do not. Although the research evidence does show some accuracy, it is too weak to satisfactorily account for the positive responses shown to more attractive people.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Chapter: Categories and Concepts (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Gregory Murphy,New York University. People form mental concepts of categories of objects, which permit them to respond appropriately to new objects they encounter. Most concepts cannot be strictly defined but are organized around the “best” examples or prototypes, which have the properties most common in the category. Objects fall into many different categories, but there is usually a most salient one, called the basic-level category, which is at an intermediate level of specificity (e.g., chairs, rather than furniture or desk chairs). Concepts are closely related to our knowledge of the world, and people can more easily learn concepts that are consistent with their knowledge. Theories of concepts argue either that people learn a summary description of a whole category or else that they learn exemplars of the category. Recent research suggests that there are different ways to learn and represent concepts and that they are accomplished by different neural systems.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Chapter: Cognitive Development in Childhood (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Robert Siegler, Carnegie Mellon University. This module examines what cognitive development is, major theories about how it occurs, the roles of nature and nurture, whether it is continuous or discontinuous, and how research in the area is being used to improve education.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Chapter: Conditioning and Learning (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Mark E. Bouton, University of Vermont. Basic principles of learning are always operating and always influencing human behavior. This module discusses the two most fundamental forms of learning -- classical (Pavlovian) and instrumental (operant) conditioning. Through them, we respectively learn to associate 1) stimuli in the environment, or 2) our own behaviors, with significant events, such as rewards and punishments. The two types of learning have been intensively studied because they have powerful effects on behavior, and because they provide methods that allow scientists to analyze learning processes rigorously. This module describes some of the most important things you need to know about classical and instrumental conditioning, and it illustrates some of the many ways they help us understand normal and disordered behavior in humans. The module concludes by introducing the concept of observational learning, which is a form of learning that is largely distinct from classical and operant conditioning.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Chapter: Conducting Psychology Research in the Real World (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Matthias R. Mehl, University of Arizona, Because of its ability to determine cause-and-effect relationships, the laboratory experiment is traditionally considered the method of choice for psychological science. One downside, however, is that as it carefully controls conditions and their effects, it can yield findings that are out of touch with reality and have limited use when trying to understand real-world behavior. This module highlights the importance of also conducting research outside the psychology laboratory, within participants’ natural, everyday environments, and reviews existing methodologies for studying daily life.Mehl, M. R. (2021). Conducting psychology research in the real world. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF publishers.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/18/2021
Chapter: Conformity and Obedience (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Jerry M. Burger, Santa Clara University. We often change our attitudes and behaviors to match the attitudes and behaviors of the people around us. One reason for this conformity is a concern about what other people think of us. This process was demonstrated in a classic study in which college students deliberately gave wrong answers to a simple visual judgment task rather than go against the group. Another reason we conform to the norm is because other people often have information we do not, and relying on norms can be a reasonable strategy when we are uncertain about how we are supposed to act. Unfortunately, we frequently misperceive how the typical person acts, which can contribute to problems such as the excessive binge drinking often seen in college students. Obeying orders from an authority figure can sometimes lead to disturbing behavior. This danger was illustrated in a famous study in which participants were instructed to administer painful electric shocks to another person in what they believed to be a learning experiment...

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/20/2021
Chapter: Cooperation (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Jake P. Moskowitz and Paul K. Piff, University of California, Irvine. Humans are social animals. This means we work together in groups to achieve goals that benefit everyone. From building skyscrapers to delivering packages to remote island nations, modern life requires that people cooperate with one another. However, people are also motivated by self-interest, which often stands as an obstacle to effective cooperation. This module explores the concept of cooperation and the processes that both help and hinder it.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/21/2021
Chapter: Creativity (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Dean Keith Simonton, University of California, Davis.  An idea or solution is considered creative if it is original, useful, and surprising. However, depending on who actually judges these three criteria, we must distinguish personal “little-c creativity” from consensual “Big-C Creativity.” In any case, psychologists who investigate creativity most often adopt one of three perspectives. First, they can ask how creators think, and thus focus on the cognitive processes behind creativity. Second, they can ask who is creative, and hence investigate the personal characteristics of highly creative people. Third, they can ask about the social context, and, thereby, examine the environments that influence creativity. Although psychologists have made major advances in the study of creativity, many exciting and important questions remain to be answered.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Chapter: Culture (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Robert Biswas-Diener and Neil Thin, Portland State University, University of Edinburgh. Although the most visible elements of culture are dress, cuisine and architecture, culture is a highly psychological phenomenon. Culture is a pattern of meaning for understanding how the world works. This knowledge is shared among a group of people and passed from one generation to the next. This module defines culture, addresses methodological issues, and introduces the idea that culture is a process. Understanding cultural processes can help people get along better with others and be more socially responsible.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/21/2021
Chapter: Culture and Emotion (NOBA)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

By Jeanne Tsai, Stanford University.How do people’s cultural ideas and practices shape their emotions (and other types of feelings)? In this module, we will discuss findings from studies comparing North American (United States, Canada) and East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) contexts. These studies reveal both cultural similarities and differences in various aspects of emotional life. Throughout, we will highlight the scientific and practical importance of these findings and conclude with recommendations for future research.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Maura Krestar
Date Added:
05/19/2021