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    Are there any books you recommend me reading, so that i can show i am interested in Psychology, and i can talk about this in my personal statement? As I have not done any work experience, so further reading will be very important for me.
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    Work experience isn't important as this is an academic subject. Extra reading is though. Have a look at courses you're interested in to get an idea of what will be taught and read around those subjects.
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    I always recommend this one, but how about The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sachs?
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    If you have a particular university in mind, they may have their reading material listed in their programme guide online. You can often buy earlier editions of these for as little as £2 used and they would still be highly relevant. A book on Research Methods and Statistics would probably the best thing to read.
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    I always recommend this one, but how about The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sachs?
    he's written a bunch of interesting books (hallucinations, there's also one about music) but the man who mistook his wife for a hat is a really good one to start with

    other books which are books rather than really academic texts - temple grandin's books, 'thinks' (david someone), Luria - man with the shattered world, freud - psychopathology of everyday life, science and poetry (can't remember author)

    if you want something more academic then perhaps ask your psychology tutor at college for some suggestions?
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    I always recommend this one, but how about The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sachs?
    Unfortunately that one is incredibly common to mention, so not really worth it (it's an interesting book tho)
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    You could start subscribing to the Psychologist as an e-member or something like that. When I was still in college that is what I did and it was something like £10 a year and you got online copies of the magazine and then I looked for interesting articles I could mention and also to mention that I subscribed to it was something interesting to put in my personal statement. Also I don't know which uni you applied to but I am at Staffordshire university and it wasn't a problem that I didn't have psychology related work experience. Obviously every situation is different so I can't say for sure whether your application will be the same but that is just my experience.
 
 
 
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