Abnormal psychology textbooks can be very expensive. Thankfully, there have been efforts to make them more accessible to everyone through an initiative called “open access.” Textbooks that are open access are under a certain license that allows anyone to read, download, print, and distribute them for free. This means you are no longer forced to spend hundreds of dollars on an abnormal psychology textbook. If you are on the lookout for free abnormal psychology textbooks, you’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find a list of abnormal psychology textbooks you can download for free, as well as instructions on how you can gain access to them.
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Abnormal Psychology – 2nd Edition
Written by Alexis Bridley, Ph.D. and Lee W. Daffin Jr., Ph.D., both from Washington State University, Abnormal Psychology – 2nd Edition is an open access abnormal psychology textbook that is free to download online. The textbook is described as follows: “This journey starts by discussing what abnormal behavior is by attempting to understand what normal behavior is. Models of abnormal psychology and clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are then discussed. With these three modules completed, the authors next explore several classes of mental disorders in 5 blocks.” Kris Owens, an assistant professor at Grand View University, wrote a review of the book: “For an introductory textbook, it is very good.”
How to get a free copy: You can download a copy of Abnormal Psychology – 2nd Edition in different formats for free at the Open Textbook Library.
Abnormal Psychology by Jorden A. Cummings
This textbook is described as a “combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from existing open educational resources.” The creation of this abnormal psychology textbook was supported by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching & Learning at the University of Saskatchewan and is under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
How to get a free copy: You can download a copy of Abnormal Psychology in different formats at the University of Saskatchewan website.
This is admittedly a short list, but we are working to expand it. Do you know of other abnormal psychology textbooks that are open access and can be legally downloaded for free? We are on a mission to report on the best psychology books online. Help us out by sending us an email.