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21/09/21

Our Virtual Open Evening will be live via our website and linked from 16:30 on Thursday 23rd September. Join us to find out more about our Academy.

15/09/21

Express yourself, gain confidence! Drama Club starts next Thursday at 4:30pm. See Mr Waikh for more details.

15/09/21

Get active this Half Term! Our PE department are running the following student clubs. https://t.co/MjtxaBvLDc

01/09/21

A Welcome to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred from our Principal; https://t.co/72TkZwNV37

22/07/21

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Congratulations to Jay T and his team or winning the National 3 v 3 Basketball Championship. An incredible achievement https://t.co/jJauh8YZgj

20/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

The youngest Ancient Historians on a tour in London, discovering the ancient gems of Persia and Egypt https://t.co/OPeB0ZkPC3

20/07/21

to all students, staff and community members that are celebrating

20/07/21

Our first Character Pillar Day runs today: Kindness. https://t.co/eXSRXv6KDi

20/07/21

Retweetd From Mr Beezy

Looking forward to motivating the year 7, 8 and 9 students at myself and a member of my team will be running kindness workshops dealing with themes such as peer pressure and cancel culture

10/06/21

Latest Sports Results. Football Academy 7 Plume 4 MOTM Alfie H Netball Academy 16 Oaklands 31 Umpires player: Chichi N Coaches players: Leah C and Amber C

24/05/21

HACH Spring Show 2021! https://t.co/E972ePht78

12/05/21

Are you interested in training to become a teacher within the Essex region? Do you know someone who is interested in teaching as a career? Join us for a Train to Teach event 26th May – 4pm to 5.30pm Online Via Zoom Visit our website for more information: https://t.co/1Zd0tB01VT

31/03/21

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

10/03/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred –

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?

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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.