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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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19/11/20

Our Virtual Sixth Form open evening is now live on our website.

19/11/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will go live from 6pm!

05/11/20

We are pleased to announce that our Sixth Form’s virtual open evening and application process will be live from the 19th November

14/10/20

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13/10/20

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10/10/20

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09/10/20

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09/10/20

Today is the day! Join us on our website (link in bio) from 4pm for our Virtual Open Evening. We can’t wait to share our Academy with you. https://t.co/iwagayQcLs

09/10/20

Looking forward to our Year 11 Futures Event today. Fantastic opportunity to discuss our 6th Form, A Levels, BTEC courses and apprenticeship routes with our students. Exciting to help them map out their pathways.

08/10/20

It’s tomorrow! We are really excited about our Virtual Open Evening. Join us from 4pm on Friday 9th October via our website for more information. https://t.co/IEfEWk2s1r

07/10/20

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13/08/20

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22/07/20

It’s our last day of what has been one of the most turbulent academic years in history. A huge thank you to our students, parents & staff for their relentless hard work and support. Have a well deserved break & we cannot wait to see you in September!

03/07/20

Our second Year 6 transition bulletin has been sent out. This week, hear from our Head of Academy; Mr Glees. Also read the top tips from Jack in Year 7. All Y6 Bulletins will also be available on our website. https://t.co/kKdcmhQwJT

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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.