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19/04/22

The Take Care Fair is in full swing. Lots of students learning about how to care for themselves, their relationships and their community. https://t.co/5m40OxSE07

30/03/22

Culture Day displays ready to go! Amazing to see so many of our students wearing cultural dress today. Celebrating diversity within our Academy Community. https://t.co/VfNJ1EWmCF

30/03/22

Our Enrichment led to some fantastic looking cakes being baked! We also saw a brilliant Knitting Class provide a group of Year 11 with a https://t.co/nd4gvqnwYZ

18/03/22

Year 10 enjoying a performance of Macbeth this morning! https://t.co/0hFURAYxM0

22/02/22

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parents and students, our careers and futures fair is now live!!! Join us between 5-8pm on the school website and don’t forget to sign in for the live webinar https://t.co/70ICJs6rEZ

22/02/22

Our Careers and Futures Fair is LIVE https://t.co/o1LOllS7Q7

21/02/22

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parents and students - Join us online tomorrow between 5-8pm for our Virtual Careers & Futures Fair 2022 via the school website https://t.co/d2q6baVehJ

21/02/22

Information about our Virtual Careers Fair tomorrow. More to follow! https://t.co/dmZGpc3f7r

24/01/22

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16/12/21

Due to a steady rise in Covid cases this week and following advice from Public Health, late this afternoon, we have reluctantly decided to close HACH on 17/12/21. An email will follow this evening detailing the independent work to be completed by all students at home via Teams.

15/12/21

A quiet day at HACH in store… just Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, the Year 12 Christmas fayre and the Head Student elections!

08/12/21

Our A Level Drama students had a fantastic time watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The Theatre Manager said how fantastically well mannered our kids were and that they were a credit to us. Thanks to Mr Waikh and Drama! https://t.co/lRtCnqBqtj

08/12/21

Delighted to have Thurrock School Wellbeing Service at HACH today, training our first group of student elected Mental Health Champions.

02/12/21

The HACH Christmas fayre is about to get underway! Thanks to all students and staff involved. https://t.co/uycz0gncOG

01/12/21

The annual Winter Show is going to be LIVE streamed this year. Our talented students will perform a variety of festive performances including dance, music, song and drama 14/12/21 18:00 - 19:30 Tickets are £3 and can be purchased by following the link: https://t.co/iBTUgIc2EO

29/11/21

Year 12 History students have taken part in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. They heard from a survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The students took part in a virtual tour of Auschwitz and they have completed wider reading and research. https://t.co/hKIAn6erRL

25/11/21

Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!

25/11/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Well done to those Year 8/9 students who took part in Lee Valley Athletics tonight. Thank you for giving up your afternoon/evening on an INSET day to compete for the academy 👏🙌🤛

24/11/21

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We are very excited to announce that will be the very first Harris Academy to be introducing A level Ancient History course next academic year. This is due to the great support received by https://t.co/neE9JdvAzw

24/11/21

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So well deserved; students have a sophisticated understanding of their peers' rights. https://t.co/wT109hZJBU

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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.