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The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

4th Edition

By Thomas M Heffernan

Psychology Press – 2015 – 240 pages

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Description

Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study.

Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including:

  • Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right.
  • Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals
  • An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods
  • Tips on how to approach and pass your exams
  • Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree

Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.

Contents

1. Introduction to psychology 2. A study guide to lectures, seminars, and tutorials 3. A guide to essay writing and referencing 4. A guide to research methods 5. Ethics in research 6. Empirical research report writing 7. A guide to preparing for examinations 8. After the degree: Opportunities for a graduate of psychology

Author Bio

Thomas M. Heffernan is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK. Tom has taught psychology to undergraduates for over 20 years and has supervised numerous undergraduate projects projects at first, second and third year. He wrote this book in response to the many enquiries he has received about studying psychology.

Name: The Student's Guide to Studying Psychology: 4th Edition (Paperback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Thomas M Heffernan. Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you...
Categories: Introductory Psychology - undergraduate, Critical Thinking & Study Skills, Introductory Psychology