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The Student’s Guide To Studying Psychology (BOOK REVIEW)

There are two types of students

Eric Fromm distinguished two types of students: Those who adapt a “having mode” of studying and others who are in the “being mode” of studying.

The first mode describes students who merely obtain a body of knowledge through a relatively passive mode of study: the lecturer imparts a body of knowledge on a subject; the student listens, takes notes, and reproduces part of that body of knowledge for some future event, such as an examination.

The being mode refers to students who become actively involved in the material being presented, thinking through the material, making notes of relevant points from the material presented, and posing questions that allow her or him to develop an understanding of the concepts and issues involved in the topic, as well as its relation to other subject matter.

If you identify as “the being mode of student”, then this book is a perfect reading accompaniment to improve the way you aproach your personal studies of psychology.

What guidance do you need during psychology studies?

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 choose your 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 student encounters throughout their degree, including:

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  • Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right!
  • Guidelines for ethical research when 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!
  • …Plus, a great reference section

While we recommend this book because it features 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.

Why Do We Recommend This Book?

“The Student’s Guide To Studying Psychology” book covers all aspects of studying psychology and is an excellent companion for students during their undergraduate program. Heffernan presents you detailed advice on careers and opportunities after graduation (including substance abuse or addiction counseling). This book will prepare you to get the best out of the psychology program you’re taking, and makes the process less daunting and more approachable.

Wondering where you can find “The Student’s Guide to Studying Psychology”? To buy, download and read the book, check this link http://www.amazon.com/The-Students-Guide-Studying-Psychology/dp/1848720793.  Additionally, if you are left with any questions about this book, we ask you to post them in the section below. We also welcome your feedback if you’ve read the book, and would like to comment and share your opinion.

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About the author: 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.

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