A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology by Thomas M Heffernan

By Thomas M Heffernan

Now in its 3rd version, this highly regarded consultant to learning psychology continues to be a useful device for college kids at either undergraduate and pre-degree point, in addition to these figuring out even if to take psychology as an educational topic. supplying insights into the main severe elements of learning psychology, A Student's advisor to learning Psychology is exclusive from different texts by way of its effortless to stick to layout and useful nature. subject matters lined comprise: * views inside of psychology* profiting from seminars, tutorials and lectures* how one can write essays and empirical experiences* instructions on examination training and approach* details on careers in psychology and suggestions for making use of for jobs, together with tips to write your individual curriculum vitae. For this absolutely up-to-date 3rd variation, new recommendation is integrated on web-based learn and referencing. topic insurance is improved to incorporate modern study traits in cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and confident psychology. moreover, new fabric investigates postgraduate specialisms together with neuropsychology, psychotherapy and recreation psychology.

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If you really do not have a clue what the answer might be, admit it and ask if others might make a contribution. In some institutes attendance at seminars will be monitored by the tutor taking a register, in others it may not. In most cases you will be asked to present perhaps only once or twice throughout the particular course (or module), such as an Introduction to Psychology course in your first year—but you are expected to attend all seminar sessions. In some institutes, seminar presentations are marked and contribute to your overall assessment on a particular course.

It is felt that attending and contributing to seminars and tutorials will help you develop learning skills that cannot be acquired in the traditional lecture setting, and will therefore help you to improve your performance in your coursework (and examinations). , a journal article) into a manageable form • relate the information you (and your fellow students) have read to the specific question/topic under consideration • express yourself clearly and coherently when taking part in discussions • discuss related topics not necessarily covered in lectures, such as applied aspects or everyday aspects of the phenomena.

On a joint project or seminar presentation) is actively encouraged on psychology courses, and can lead to the development of leadership skills. 8. Organisation and self-discipline. The ability to organise your study time and discipline yourself to attend learning sessions, work independently, and meet deadlines, are actively encouraged when studying for a degree in psychology. 9. Self-evaluation. Being able to judge your own abilities and progression, and knowing where and how improvements in your performance can be achieved, are all encouraged on a course and specifically dealt with in relevant study skills sessions.

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