AS Core Studies and Psychological Investigations, 3rd Edition
Psychology Press – 2013 – 264 pages
OCR Psychology, Third Edition, is endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR AS Psychology specification.
This book prepares students for all elements of the OCR Psychology AS exam. It covers both research methods and core studies, giving the who, what, where, and even the why of each study. It also looks at some of the work that followed the studies. Key features of the book include:
The book is presented in colourful and well-structured magazine-style spreads to aid the learning process. This 3rd edition has been completely revised, and is now accompanied by a companion website featuring an extensive range of online resources for both teachers and students, including answers to the questions posed in the book, glossary flash-cards, and multiple-choice test banks.
Praise for the second edition:
"This book is a truly excellent resource which will be invaluable to anyone taking OCR AS Psychology. It is well written, well organised, comprehensive, and easy to read. I just wish it had been available when I was a student! In short, a must-have and a must-read." - Professor Mark Griffiths, Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University
"The book captures the important sense of wonder about psychology…. It manages to emphasize the importance of skepticism and science while all the while keeping an eye on the bigger picture. This book makes a significant contribution to the standing of psychology by reaching out in a very appealing way to a wide audience." - Elizabeth F. Loftus, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine
1. Psychological Investigations. 2. Cognitive Psychology. 3. Developmental Psychology. 4. Physiological Psychology. 5. Social Psychology. 6. Individual Differences. 7. Approaches, Perspectives, Issues and Methods
Philip Banyard is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He has been involved in GCSE and A Level psychology for more years than he can count and has marked more exam papers than he has brain cells left.
Cara Flanagan is an experienced teacher and senior A Level examiner. She has written a wide range of articles and textbooks for A Level Psychology students, as well as editing the Foundations of Psychology Series (Routledge) with Philip Banyard. Her home is in the Scottish Highlands where she can write while enjoying the glorious landscape.