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Edexcel A Level Psychology ‘My Revision Notes’ book by Ali Abbas

This new book from Hodder Education is presented as a solid revision guide to support A Level students as they approach the final exams, but could just as easily be used to aid learning throughout the course. There is a focus on learning the content of the specification within this book that makes it a […]

Glyndwr University’s Distance Learning MSc in Teaching of Psychology

A new, and unique, oportunity to study a MSc Teaching of Psychology. The course will be delivered primarily through e-learning combined with an optional two-day residential workshop on selected modules. This programme provides excellent CPD for practising teachers of post-16 Psychology who wish to obtain a Masters level qualification to maximise progression through the teaching profession. […]

Review: Mind Habits – reduce stress levels and boost your confidence and self-esteem

In these days of interactive games, brain training, and other make ‘yourself better’ programs Mind Habits brings something to the table that is supported by research and looks at stress, self-esteem and confidence in a fun and practical way. Worrying about your next date or the big presentation to your boss? Feeling low? Instead of […]

OCR Psychology for AS with Dynamic Learning CD

Hodder Education presents OCR Psychology for AS a brand new text for the 2008 OCR AS Psychology specification, covering all 15 core studies, contextualising, presenting and evaluating each study in full, in order to make it relevant to the student. The textbook is highly accessible and readable, with useful guidance on comparing studies, applying themes, […]

Review: Psychology in a nutshell?

Introducing Psychological Research 3rd Edition It’s been 7 years since the last revision of Introducing Psychological Research (Banyard & Grayson) but what has this recent 3rd Edition brought us? They say: “This edition provides full summaries of the most important psychological research studies and includes an expanded section on methodology. The studies have been selected […]

OpenLearn from OU

The OU has just opened a great free resource, OpenLearn, to help ‘share the wealth‘ (so to speak) and there’s some interesting psychology related courses in there too which should be useful to teachers who want to broaden their knowledge or students who want to know a bit more about psychology before they trot off […]

The antenna is up!

Gareth over at PsychSplash has just opened the doors of a new site: PsychAntenna is an ever-growing showcase of psychology-related websites, blogs, podcasts and journals that utilize RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to broadcast their content. The goal is help clinicians, researchers and students in the field of Psychology utilize RSS more efficiently and locate […]

Tyranny and the tyrant (The Psychologist)

Last months ‘The Psychologist‘ had an excellent book review of Zimbardo’s recent work ‘The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil‘ written by Phil Banyard. The review highlights the very real holes and pitfalls in Zimbardo’s ‘it’s not my fault I was told to’ argument. The driving force for Philip Zimbardo to write The […]