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Hey I am currently in year 12 and thinking about studying psychology at uni, problem is is that i'm not actually taking psychology for a-level as my school doesn't offer it ( I know this won't disadvantage me ). Therefore I do not really know that much about the subject, other than a few bits I have read up on it .

Recently I read the book below, and although it was very informative it wasn't the most interesting book due to the fact it was so broad, but I can see the potential for me to be enjoy studying it.

Can anyone recommend any books for starters that would allow me to see if I actually have a genuine interest in the subject

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I read Nature via Nurture by Matt Ridley and absolutely loved it. I found it so interesting and I've read it 3 times but will read it again as it covers so much. It definitely confirmed that Psychology was the right course for me so maybe it'll do the same for you (or you could hate it and know that psychology isn't for you ).
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I read Nature via Nurture by Matt Ridley and absolutely loved it. I found it so interesting and I've read it 3 times but will read it again as it covers so much. It definitely confirmed that Psychology was the right course for me so maybe it'll do the same for you (or you could hate it and no that psychology isn't for you ).

thankyou ! it looks really interesting, I shall check it out
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Check out some of the stuff by Steven Pinker which is interesting I think!

You could always pick up a psychology textbook and have a read to find out what topics interest you the most and go from there!
You could also subscribe to the psychologist magazine by the bps or follow their blog for free. On the blog they have hyperlinks to articles for further reading which I've found very useful!

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Check out some of the stuff by Steven Pinker which is interesting I think!

You could always pick up a psychology textbook and have a read to find out what topics interest you the most and go from there!
You could also subscribe to the psychologist magazine by the bps or follow their blog for free. On the blog they have hyperlinks to articles for further reading which I've found very useful!

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I'd recommend this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Human-Mi...rds=human+mind

It isn't written by a psychologist though, i really enjoyed it!
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Psychology A Student's Handbook by Michael Eysenck is essential reading. You will thank me later.
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Hi

Would start subscribing to psychology digest (don't recall exact name) -its free! Run by Christian jarrett. Lots of current info on psychology studies.

Any books by oliver sacks - eg the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

Why love matters- Sue Gerhart. Child development

Irrationality - sutherland (cognitive)

Thinking fast and slow-daniel kahneman. (cognitive)

Anything by Dorothy Rowe writes a lot on mental health.

Bad science-ben goldacre-fab book about how we are misled by bad research/or bad reporting..

The boy who couldn't stop washing-rappoport. An old, but interesting book about OCD.

Anything by Simon baron-cohen-writes a lot on autism spectrum disorders (asd) and gender difference

Delusions of gender - cordelia fine (neuroscience)

The invisible gorilla-chabris. (perception /decision making)

Anything by Steven pinker-language

Anything by Paul broks - neuropsychology /neuroscience

Good luck!
Have fun!

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There's stuff here:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1353596
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