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    Next year, I'm hoping to start uni and do a psychology and criminology joint course, or psychology and some modules of modern languages, but before then I want to be ahead of the course, so for any of you who are doing the course (psych/crimin) is there anything you would have done before starting 1st year of uni or any books you would've read or any other sort of advice you can offer. I really want to do my best, please
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    (Original post by MrsSasuNaru)
    Next year, I'm hoping to start uni and do a psychology and criminology joint course, or psychology and some modules of modern languages, but before then I want to be ahead of the course, so for any of you who are doing the course (psych/crimin) is there anything you would have done before starting 1st year of uni or any books you would've read or any other sort of advice you can offer. I really want to do my best, please
    Well, I did my psychology undergraduate between 2013 and 2016.
    I can honestly say, I wouldn't have done anything different to what I did before - which was little preparation. Go in with passion.
    Your undergraduate degree is going to vomit A-level stuff onto you for your first year anyway. And most likely, your first year isn't going to count to your final grade either.

    That's not to say don't try, but you don't need to treat it like you need to be over-prepared for it. Enjoy the ride. Plenty of people who just go with it, but study well DURING it, come out with First Class degrees.
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    (Original post by Sykeology)
    Well, I did my psychology undergraduate between 2013 and 2016.
    I can honestly say, I wouldn't have done anything different to what I did before - which was little preparation. Go in with passion.
    Your undergraduate degree is going to vomit A-level stuff onto you for your first year anyway. And most likely, your first year isn't going to count to your final grade either.

    That's not to say don't try, but you don't need to treat it like you need to be over-prepared for it. Enjoy the ride. Plenty of people who just go with it, but study well DURING it, come out with First Class degrees.
    Thank you for this but still I want to do some pre-reading beforehand, can you tell me what researchers/books/topics I should look over, or any blogs and revision techniques that helped you that you would recommend
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    (Original post by MrsSasuNaru)
    Thank you for this but still I want to do some pre-reading beforehand, can you tell me what researchers/books/topics I should look over, or any blogs and revision techniques that helped you that you would recommend
    Well do take this with a pinch of salt because it'll vary with uni to uni but I'd recommend:

    Pavlovian conditioning
    Classical conditioning
    Eyewitness testimony and facial recognition/using the fusiform facial area
    Hippocampus and the limbic system
    A bit on neurons and how neurobiology works, nothing too indepth. An introductory chapter would be fine!
    Social Learning Theory
    Psychoanalysis
    Generally just theories on Memory
    Broca's Area & Wernicke's Area
    Various scans such as MRI, fMRI, PET, CT. Etc.
    Degenerative diseases - Senile dementia, Parkinson's, Huntington's,
    Saccades and fixations in Vision. This may also cover stuff like motion parallax, bifocal vision and other eyebally stuff.
    Possibly protonopia, deuteranopia, and the anatomy of the eye but from talking to others, not every university seems to discuss the eyes.

    There's a lot more that may be touched on but that should be a good fragment to cover!


    Possibly CBT (arguably the most popular therapy used for mental health in the NHS)
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    (Original post by Sykeology)
    Well do take this with a pinch of salt because it'll vary with uni to uni but I'd recommend:

    Pavlovian conditioning
    Classical conditioning
    Eyewitness testimony
    A bit on neurons and how neurobiology works, nothing too indepth. An introductory chapter would be fine!
    Social Learning Theory
    Psychoanalysis
    Generally just theories on Memory
    Broca's Area & Wernicke's Area
    Degenerative diseases - Senile dementia, Parkinson's, Huntington's,

    There's a lot more that may be touched on but that should be a good fragment to cover!


    Possibly CBT (arguably the most popular therapy used for mental health in the NHS)

    Thank you so much
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    (Original post by MrsSasuNaru)
    Thank you so much
    No problem. Try not to burn yourself out. I really stress that it's not necessary to! But if you really wish to, go and seek knowledge young warrior!

    Also I edited the list after remembering a little more (:
 
 
 
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