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31/03/21

Year 11 Revision Resources: https://t.co/HVXzEH0dDi

10/03/21

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03/03/21

Academy Reopening: March 2021 update. https://t.co/uoZWHIrw7F

23/02/21

Mental Health Matters. We’ve produced a series of videos for our students to provide some tips on staying mentally healthy. https://t.co/msSWzGeZgR

11/02/21

An article about our cooking and baking challenge https://t.co/jlnZAlAOu7

04/02/21

Writing your feelings down can be an effective method of processing complex emotions. Poem, lyric and story writing can help encourage stress release and improve mental health

03/02/21

Physical activity is crucial in maintaining good mental health. Why not look at what are doing to promote well-being through exercise?

02/02/21

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Chloe has set a very high standard for cake week. Check out her Mt Vesuvius that took 2 days to make. It includes chocolate sponge cake, butter, chocolate and glacé icing, plus flames created out of coloured melted lollypops https://t.co/yiZfMuZwFf

02/02/21

Engaging in dramatic arts is a fantastic way to relieve stress and to communicate complex thoughts and emotions. Why not ask about the benefits of Drama?

02/02/21

One way young people can express themselves is through artwork. Drawing, painting or creating can be a great way of processing complex emotions without words.

01/02/21

This has the theme “Express Yourself”. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing different ways that students can share feelings, thoughts and ideas. Here is a video from The Duchess of Cambridge to kick start the week. https://t.co/20lyenw56g

01/02/21

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22/01/21

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21/01/21

Our MFL students have been exploring different cultures through a cooking challenge! Why not take a look at the contributions via ? https://t.co/QbJQf71UTN

21/01/21

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15/12/20

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30/11/20

Today we’ve launched our Wellbeing First Aid service. More opportunities for students to express themselves can only be a good thing.

20/11/20

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Psychology - Wider Sixth Form Reading

There are a lot of interesting resources - try BBC Radio 4 and BBC iPlayer (e.g. The Modern Monkey), plus journals such as Scientific American and New Scientist.


Books

Opening Skinner’s Box – Lauren Slater
A Very Short Introduction to Psychology
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The Lucifer Effect – Philip Zimbardo

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour – Richard Goss

Goss is a first rate writer for Psychology, and one that a lot of undergraduates rely on. This is a weighty tome, but it will cover all the major domains of Psychology in 50 very clear chapters. Pay particular attention to the links between different areas of Psychology and the case studies used.

Musicophilia – Oliver Sacks

Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University looks at the healing effect of music on the brain. This is a very interesting interdisciplinary approach to Psychology.

How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker

A brilliantly fun read, this is like a freakonomics for Psychology. From questions ranging from why do fools fall in love, why does salary increase with height and how do optical illusions give us an insight into the human soul, this is a really interesting book. It’s certainly not simple though, so don’t worry if you have to go over the more challenging things more than once. Another interesting book by Pinker for Psychologists is The Language Instinct. You can see our graduate’s review to the right.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Documents the experiment with a simulated prison environment and its effects on behaviour at Stanford University in 1971, with lots of further reading and parallels with contemporary incidents.

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

Very interesting 2011 exploration of cognitive psychology in contemporary society by Nobel Prize winner Kahneman. Explores the way in which intuitive thought often takes precedence over conscious deliberation, leading to self-delusion.

Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work – Paul Babiak

A really enthralling book of case studies showing how psychopathy can be advantageous in business. It has an interesting take on how psychological problems are not always seen as problems.

Phantoms in the Brain – V S Ramachandran

Another book of case studies of bizarre neuro/psych phenomena (for example, phantom limbs) with the biological knowledge and background on causes. A great conversation piece for interviews.

Statistics Without Tears – Derek Rowntree

This book explains statistics using words rather than numbers. An excellent book if you are unsure about your confidence with statistics, and in case a maths question does come up at interview.

Mindwatching– H J and M W Eysenck

This is a very readable book, which introduces a number of areas in psychology, and giving details of experiments. It is useful to remember some experiments that are of interest, since they can be used for discussion in the interview (i.e. what experiments aimed to show, what techniques were used, what was found etc).

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks

Short stories about some of the strangest neurological conditions the author has treated as a clinical neurologist. If you like this, you can also try Musicophilia, also by Sacks: this considers the relationship between music and the brain, also approached through a series of case studies.

Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology – Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

This is a textbook, and therefore too long to read from cover to cover, but useful for the introductory sections and chapter summaries. It may also be useful to look at areas that the tutor interviewing you specialises in.