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I'm not planning to study Economics or Psychology at university at all (I want to study Sociology then a 2-year law degree), but I'd like to get a decent understanding of them as I'm just intrigued by Economics and find Psychology interesting. I covered some Psychological research in AS Sociology Unit 2 Sociological Methods and Education, as we used some of the studies in regards to how ethically they were carried out, but nothing in real detail. Does anyone have any suggestions on what books to read gain some basic understanding of these disciplines? I'm also open to watching documentaries on these topics, as I know there is a documentary on the Stanford Prison Experiment.
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Try edX or Coursera

There's a good microeconomics course on edX and you should be able to find a course that you like
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Try edX or Coursera

There's a good microeconomics course on there and you should be able to find a course that you like
Thanks will make sure to look at it
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The Undercover Economist and Freakonomics are both supposed to be fun, light-hearted introductions to economics and its relevance in everyday life. I haven't read either of them, so I can't tell if that claim is true, but maybe you want to check them out anyway If you are looking for something more academic, any principles textbook would do.
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The Lucifer Effect - Zimbardo (researcher who conducted the stanford prison experiment) is very relevant, also Obedience to Authority - Milgram.

Also Oliver Sacks & Vilayanur Ramachandran are two excellent neuropsych authors, they talk about a huge range of stuff and it's pretty accessible to people without previous knowledge.
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(Original post by Vertigo77)
I'm not planning to study Economics or Psychology at university at all (I want to study Sociology then a 2-year law degree), but I'd like to get a decent understanding of them as I'm just intrigued by Economics and find Psychology interesting. I covered some Psychological research in AS Sociology Unit 2 Sociological Methods and Education, as we used some of the studies in regards to how ethically they were carried out, but nothing in real detail. Does anyone have any suggestions on what books to read gain some basic understanding of these disciplines? I'm also open to watching documentaries on these topics, as I know there is a documentary on the Stanford Prison Experiment.
The Social Animal - Elliot Aronson

You can't go wrong with this.
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