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Study Skills for Psychology

Study Skills for Psychology
Succeeding in Your Degree

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May 2006 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'For anyone starting a degree this is a useful concise guide to what's in store throughout the first year and beyond' - The Psychologist  

Study Skills for Psychology has been shaped around a typical Psychology student's journey. Beginning with an overview of the nature of the degree and advice about what needs to be sorted out in the first few weeks of the course, this book tackles how to get the most from your lectures, exam preparation and project development, right through to contemplating and investigating future career options.

This highly accessible guide is designed to help you meet the challenges and reap the rewards of your degree by introducing a range of study skills and providing you with ways to practice those skills. This book should accompany you throughout your degree course as a resource that you can use whenever you need help.

Key features of Study Skills for Psychology include:

  • Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter to highlight key areas
  • Text boxes throughout to reaffirm understanding
  • Numerous examples and illustrations
  • Exercises and learning aids to enable practice of important skills
  • A structure based around the PDP (Personal Development Planning) model, providing a framework through which you can understand what and how you learn, enabling you to plan, review and take responsibility for your own learning, performance and achievements.

An essential companion for any student, Study Skills for Psychology will give you the skills to enjoy your time studying for and succeeding in your Psychology degree.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

So You Want To Do a Psychology Degree?
Managing Yourself and Others
Doing Psychology
Teaching Situations
Using Resources Effectively
The Psychology Project
Future Directions


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"Freeman and Stone describe study skills for psychology students in Britain based around the themes of organization, communication, and reflection- needing to be organized, reflection on what was learned, and being receptive to the communication of ideas. They present an overview of the psychology degree, ways to manage relationships, time, and personal issues; explanations of research and the scientific method; how to be prepared in classroom and other learning situations and assessments; how to use resources; projects and dissertations; and careers. References are incorporated within the text."

Reference & Research Book News

Freeman and Stone provide clear and helpful guidance for the uninitiated in psychology. Students are given a heads-up on key academic aspects of psychology - the useful tips on academic assessment alone, particularly the section on 3rd year projects, justify this as a valuable student resource.

Dr Damien Litchfield
Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University
September 18, 2012

This book has proved very useful for our first-year undergraduates. It contains all the essential elements to help familiarise them with their Psychology degree, from settling in to dealing with assignments to looking ahead to their Project. It is also written in a user-friendly and helpful manner, well structured and easy to find a relevant short section if needed - which are all valuable criteria when recommending reading for new students.

Ms Jane Keeton
Psychology , Wolverhampton University
June 10, 2011

Highly recommended for Psychology students

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
BA (HONS) Degree in Social Work, North East Worcestershire College
March 14, 2011

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