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A student's guide to studying psychology

Author: Thomas M Heffernan
Publisher: Hove [U.K.] ; New York : Psychology Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"For many students it is the more practical aspects of their degree that cause problems and prevent them from communicating their knowledge and gaining a good degree. This new edition of the popular guide to studying psychology, now updated and extended, 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."  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Heffernan
ISBN: 1841693936 9781841693934 1841693944 9781841693941 9786610150762 6610150761 9780203015827 0203015827
OCLC Number: 56421999
Description: xi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Preface to third edition --
1. Introduction to psychology --
What is psychology? --
Perspectives and methods in psychology --
The psychoanalytic perspective --
The biological perspective --
Developmental psychology --
Humanistic psychology --
Behaviourism --
The cognitive perspective --
Social psychology--
Twenty-first century psychology --
Finally --
2. A study guide to lectures, seminars, and tutorials --
Skills developed on a psychology course --
Practical classes --
Contact time --
Lectures --
Seminars --
Tutorials --
Effective note taking --
Reference materials --
Summarising a piece of work --
3. A guide to essay writing and referencing --
Stages in essay writing --
Example : a completed coursework essay --
Important points about coursework essays --
A guide to writing style / Neil McLaughlin Cook --
A guide to referencing / Sue Thomas and Keith Morgan. 4. A guide to research methods --
The quantitative/qualitative distinction --
Sampling procedures --
The experimental method --
The quasi-experimental method --
The non-experimental method --
Data, statistical analysis and causal inference --
Qualitative approaches --
5. Ethics in research --
Ethical considerations when testing humans --
Ethical considerations when testing animals --
6. Empirical research report writing --
Structure of the report --
Title page --
Abstract --
Method --
Results --
Discussion --
References --
Appendices --
Summary --
Example : a practical write-up --
Additional guidelines for second-year practicals --
Additional guidelines for the third-year practical --
When using an observational method --
Writing a qualitative report --
Presenting research at a conference --
Example : a research article --
7. A guide to preparing for examinations --
Examinations --
Revising for the examination --
Taking the examination --
Example : a first-year examination essay --
Critical assessment --
Example : a second-year examination essay --
Critical assessment --
After the examination --
Failing an examination --
How essays are marked. 8. After the degree : opportunities for a psychology graduate --
Graduate status --
Postgraduate training and research --
British Psychological Society --
Applied psychology --
Clinical psychology --
Educational psychology --
Occupational/organisational psychology --
Criminological/forensic psychology --
Health psychology --
Counselling psychology --
Research and teaching --
Other areas (non-accredited) --
Other specialisms --
preparing your curriculum vitae (CV) --
Some important points about the CV --
References --
Author index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Heffernan.
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