The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) has collected and analyzed seven million English-language syllabi from 80 countries. A total of 193,201 of these syllabi are from psychology courses. Let’s take a look and see what we can learn.
- Three of the top ten most frequently assigned texts are authored or co-authored by David Myers. Maybe SIOP’s Getting I-O into Intro Textbooks (GIT SIOP) Task Force should reach out to him specifically.
- The most frequently assigned intro textbook–which appears in 2,298 syllabi–costs over $200 on Amazon.
- A methods text doesn’t appear until #14 (Methods in Behavioral Research, Paul Cozby).
- A stats text doesn’t appear until #36 (Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics, Andy Field).
- A non-textbook primary source doesn’t appear until #49 (Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl).
- An IO text doesn’t appear until #133 (Psychology Applied to Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Paul Muchinsky).