""The problem with the first year was I didn't know what I didn't know, and even when I thought there was something I was supposed to know I didn't know what to do about it."" This quote from a perplexed undergraduate student illustrates the plight of many first-years who feel overwhelmed by the demands made on them at university, combined with the expectation of lecturers and tutors that they will already know how to study independently.

'Study Skills for Psychology Students' is a light-hearted yet comprehensive guide to studying psychology at university. Covering topics such as using the library and other resources, making effective notes in lectures and successful revision skills, the authors provide a practical guide to help the new student get the most out of their psychology course. Finally, in addition to the generic information needed by all students embarking on a degree course, 'Study Skills for Psychology Students' includes psychology specific material on Ethics, Professional Data Acquisition and Interviewing Skills.

chapter 1|12 pages

Where are the Skills in Psychology?

chapter 2|11 pages

Reflection Skills

Reviewing and Evaluating, Adding Value to Your Degree

chapter 3|9 pages

Maximising Free Time

chapter 4|13 pages

Library and Electronic Resources

chapter 6|9 pages

Effective Reading

chapter 6|9 pages

Making Effective Notes

chapter 7|12 pages


chapter 8|14 pages

Constructing an Argument

chapter 9|20 pages

Effective Essay Skills

chapter 10|8 pages

Citations, References and Sources

chapter 11|7 pages

Listening and Interviewing

chapter 12|11 pages


chapter 13|8 pages

Oral Presentations

chapter 14|11 pages

Researching and Writing in Teams

It's Fun and Efficient

chapter 15|7 pages

Writing Practical Reports

chapter 16|5 pages

Abstracts and Executive Summaries

chapter 17|9 pages

Presenting Psychological Information

Diagrams,Tables And Graphs

chapter 19|7 pages


chapter 20|5 pages

Reviewing a Book

chapter 21|8 pages

Posters and Stands

chapter 22|9 pages

Revision Skills

chapter 24|10 pages


chapter 24|23 pages

‘Of Shoes, and Ships, and Sealing Wax …'

A Few Answers to things Psychology Students Ask

chapter 25|18 pages

Try This, Crossword and Quiz Answers

chapter 26|2 pages

Study Skills

A Mini Bibliograhy