Thinking of psychology as a degree or just starting a course? Want to know what the subject is all about and the career paths available? Feel daunted by your studies and need guidance on how to make the most of your opportunities and abilities? The Psychology Companion eases you into this exciting and rewarding subject, and helps develop the skills that will help you excel. Detailed yet user-friendly, it will support you throughout your degree course. It features: / a broad range of psychology theories and thinkers, described in an accessible style / an introduction to different schools of thought including key terms, concepts and classic studies / a dedicated section on the study skills essential for success in psychology / a massive further reading section to help you dig deeper / a full breakdown of the variety of psychology-related career pathways, including information on how to become a Chartered Psychologist Packed full of information and guidance, this book is the survival manual every psychology student needs. It provides a sound foundation for your course and will help you make informed and effective decisions, every step of the way.
Contents: PART 1: STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY Context of Psychology Your Psychology Course Study Skills for Psychology PART 2: APPROACHES IN PSYCHOLOGY Ways of Looking at the Behaviour and Minds of People Core Approaches Other Approaches PART 3: KEY TERMS AND CONCEPTS PART 4: KEY THEORISTS AND STUDIES History and Philosophy of Psychology Alphabetical List of Key Theorists and Studies PART 5: RESEARCH METHODS Methodology and Ethical Issues Key Terms and Concepts in Research Methods and Statistics PART 6: CAREER PATHWAYS Further Study, Accreditation and Transferable Skills Psychology-related Careers PART 7: LEARNING RESOURCES Bibliography Website References Psychology Organisations and Institutions
Author Biography: BRIDGET ADAMS was, until recently, Principal Lecturer in Health Psychology at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK. She is now a full time author and tutor. During her 20 years at BCUC she was responsible for developing and facilitating the psychology content of nursing courses and helping to establish the college-wide programme of study skills, academic tutoring and professional development. Her previous publications include Psychology for Health Care (Palgrave Macmillan, 1998) and ABC of Communication Studies (Nelson Thornes, 1999), both of which she co-authored.
Review: 'This is a really helpful book, especially for A-level students or those who have just begun a psychology degree. ...[it] is likely to be a valuable resource for all psychology students throughout their degrees.' - Helen Galliard, Psych-Talk 'In a single volume, this book demystifies the divisions that bedevil psychology and also provides a dictionary of terms and concepts and an unbiased history of the discipline. This is the companion students will keep by them throughout their psychology course, and probably long after.' - Christopher Spencer, Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield, UK 'This book is a potential life-saver. I liked the way that names are linked to topics in a way that could speed up the initial research process. My students all liked the broadness of the book.' - Andrew White, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and teacher, running an A Level psychology course.
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