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i have recently got into psychology and wanted to know if anybody has any interesting stories or books or videos on psychology they could share
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Try looking at uni level courses and their reading lists.
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The Shawshank Redemption is really good in portraying aggression in prisons
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The Skeleton Cupboard - written by a clinical psychologist about her experience as trainee
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The Marshmallow Test-explores instant gratification, and it's implications
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For a good introduction, Opening Skinners Box works. Otherwise, any other books that introduce you to major studies work really well so you can find the parts of psychology that really interest you, and then see if you can get uni reading lists for the modules that interest you the most (I love neuropsychology and dislike developmental psychology for example).
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Here are some excellent popular science books on psychology with their general fields in brackets:

The Nurture Assumption by Judith Harris (developmental)

How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker (cognitive and evolutionary)

The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine (criminology and biological)

Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman (cognitive)

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology by Scott Lilienfeld et al (general)

The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (psychopathology)
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UC Berkely have loads of online audio and video lectures!
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
UC Berkely have loads of online audio and video lectures!
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=2739866

Attached a comprehensive list for future reference, although i notice the thread is quite old. I added some books suggested here to the list (the myths one looks good!)

If you want films though, there have been two recent films on famous psychology studies (although they aren't very good for understanding the science):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420293/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3726704/
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