To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.
You will be given far more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.
In the meantime, you may want to prepare with the following suggested reading list:
- Field, A. (2018). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2013). Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners. London: Sage [ebook available via EHU library catalogue]
- Howitt, D. (2010). Introduction to qualitative methods in psychology (1st edition). Essex, UK: Prentice-Hall. [ebook available via EHU library catalogue]
- Willig, C. (2008). Introducing qualitative research in psychology (1st ed). Berkshire, UK: McGraw Hill. [ebook available via EHU library catalogue]
- Bee, H.L., & Boyd, D. (2013). The developing child. Harlow: Pearson.
- Berk, L.E. (2017). Development through the lifespan. Boston: Pearson.
Personality and Individual Differences
- Maltby, J., Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2010). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall
- Funder, D. C. (2013). The Personality Puzzle. Norton & Company; NY
- Pinel & Barnes (2018) Biopsychology (10th ed)
- Aronson, E., Wilson, T., & Akert, A. (2007). Social Psychology (6th edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall
- Hogg, M.A. & Vaughan, G.M. (2005) Social Psychology (4th edition). Harlow: Pearson.
- Eysenck, M. W., and Keane, M. T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook. Psychology Press. or the previous edition (2010)
All of the above texts will be available in the Catalyst library, whether the specified volume or more recent. If you do want purchase any textbooks, we suggest buying older editions as these will generally be much cheaper.
Useful twitter accounts
Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following twitter accounts:
- The Psychologist: @psychmag
- British Psychological Society @BPS Official
- BPS Student Members @BPSStudent
BPS divisional Twitter accounts:
Things to do
To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to try the following activities:
Join the Psychology department SONA system to be able to take part and experience different psychological studies currently being run by academics in the department