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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:
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.
'This has become my go-to guide when quick and clear answers are required. Heffernan offers useful advice to those considering a psychology degree, to people like me, who are halfway through their study, and to those wondering ‘where to next?’ upon completion of their degree.' - Michèle Mulqueen, The Psychologist
‘The fourth edition of Heffernan’s Student Guide to Studying Psychology should be every psychology student’s companion throughout their undergraduate career. It is an invaluable guide to all aspects of studying psychology, and provides excellent, detailed, and accessible advice on how to get the best out of your teaching, how to negotiate assessments, and what to do with your psychology degree when you graduate. A comprehensive and complete compilation of practical advice.’ - Graham C.L. Davey, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
‘Great advice on the nuts and bolts of psychology study, from essays to lab reports and from referencing to revision’. - Richard Stephens, School of Psychology, Keele University, UK
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