A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Psychology - 230 pages

Now in its third edition, this very popular guide to studying psychology remains an invaluable tool for students at both undergraduate and pre-degree level, along with those deciding whether to take psychology as an academic subject.

Providing insights into the most critical aspects of studying psychology, A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology is distinguished from other texts by its easy to follow format and practical nature. Topics covered include:

  • Perspectives within psychology
  • Making the most of seminars, tutorials and lectures
  • How to write essays and empirical reports
  • Guidelines on exam preparation and technique
  • Information on careers in psychology and tips for applying for jobs, including how to write your own curriculum vitae.

For this fully updated third edition, new advice is included on web-based research and referencing. Subject coverage is expanded to include contemporary research trends in cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and positive psychology. In addition, new material investigates postgraduate specialisms including neuropsychology, psychotherapy and sport psychology.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to psychology
1
2 A study guide tolectures seminars and tutorials
19
3 A guide to essaywriting and referencing
36
4 A guide to research methods
64
5 Ethics in research
87
6 Empirical research report writing
92
7 A guide to preparing for examinations
127
Opportunities for a psychology graduate
150
References
173
Author index
185
Subject index
194
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About the author (2005)

Thomas M. Heffernan is Senior Lecturer at the University of Northumbria. He has taught psychology for over 12 years, as well as carrying out research in the discipline.

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