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    Can anyone suggest books i could read beneficial for someone studying psychology? And does anyone know which textbooks are used in the first year of Psychology at Coventry University? Would be of so much help!

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    (Original post by Believe-In-Peace!)
    Can anyone suggest books i could read beneficial for someone studying psychology? And does anyone know which textbooks are used in the first year of Psychology at Coventry University? Would be of so much help!

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    My other half does psycology @ northampton so it may b dif but she recomends passer the science of the mind and behaviour or summat like that newayy?? Hope it helps??


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    Hi,

    I recommend these textbooks (although they are worthwhile for a casual read as well) for your abnormal psychology and cognitive psychology modules, respectively. They both can be used at A Level, but they extend well into first and second year psychology material:
    Abnormal Psychology by Ann Kring
    Cognitive Psychology by Michael W. Eysenck
    Also check out The Psychology of Science and Mind by Richard Gross, which is the one I'm using for A Level psychology but, as before, it extends into undergraduate psychology.

    As for textbooks specific to Coventry University, I can't really say as I don't know.
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    (Original post by Believe-In-Peace!)
    Can anyone suggest books i could read beneficial for someone studying psychology? And does anyone know which textbooks are used in the first year of Psychology at Coventry University? Would be of so much help!

    Thank Youuuu

    I will be starting second year psychology in September. All of your core books for each year of psychology at Coventry will be provided to you at the start of the year as part of the 'No hidden extras' scheme. The list of core textbooks for first year are as follows:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Psychology-D...st+4th+edition

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Mode...+of+psychology

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SPSS-Psychol...ords=spss+book

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Study-Skills...l+study+skills

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Applied-Psyc...ied+psychology

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Research-Met...+in+psychology

    As these books are supplied for free, I wouldn't recommend buying them. This list is just the essential reading for the course during first year and individual module guides list several other books that are recommended for wider reading. However, if I remember correctly, the majority of the books for wider reading are available in the library so I would wait to see if they are available as and when you need them before buying them because it soon becomes very expensive trying to buy all the books.

    Hope this helped and if you would like any more information on the books or anything else to do with the course or Coventry university in general just ask and I will try to help the best I can
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    Unfortunately at my uni we had to buy all our books - would recommend all of the above! But one that you definitely need is a book on SPSS! It'll be your bible on all your tricky stats classes - I'd recommend having a read through different ones in your uni library first as I know some suited different people within my year


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