1st Edition

Study Skills for Psychology Students A Practical Guide

By Sylvie Collins, Pauline Kneale Copyright 2000
    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

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    ""The problem with the first year was I didn't know what I didn't know, and even when I thought there was something I was supposed to know I didn't know what to do about it."" This quote from a perplexed undergraduate student illustrates the plight of many first-years who feel overwhelmed by the demands made on them at university, combined with the expectation of lecturers and tutors that they will already know how to study independently.

    'Study Skills for Psychology Students' is a light-hearted yet comprehensive guide to studying psychology at university. Covering topics such as using the library and other resources, making effective notes in lectures and successful revision skills, the authors provide a practical guide to help the new student get the most out of their psychology course. Finally, in addition to the generic information needed by all students embarking on a degree course, 'Study Skills for Psychology Students' includes psychology specific material on Ethics, Professional Data Acquisition and Interviewing Skills.

    Where are the skills in psychology?
    Reflection skills, reviewing and evaluating, adding value to your degree
    Maximising free time
    Library and electronic resources
    Effective reading
    Making effective notes
    Constructing an argument
    Effective essay skills
    Interviewing skills
    Oral presentations
    Researching and writing in teams: it's fun and efficient
    Writing practical reports
    Acknowledging references and other sources
    Reviewing a book
    Abstracts and executive summaries
    Revision skills
    Presenting psychology information: tables and graphs
    Posters and stands
    Professional approaches to data acquisition
    'Of shoes and ships, and sealing wax...': a few answers to things psychology students ask.


    Pauline Kneale is Professor of Pedagogy and Enterprise and Director of The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth, UK.

    What they said about 'Study Skills for Geography Students': Of value throughout a degree programme. Every student should buy a copy.
    Dr G. P. Hollier, University of Strathclyde, UK

    A very good introductory text for Psychology students, which will continue to be a source of tips and advice throughout their degree programme. It does much to actually encourage the reader to enjoy their time at university.
    PLAT (Journal for Psychology LTSN)