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I'm planning on converting to psychology next year after never having studied the subject. In order to (hopefully) make things easier for myself I'd like to read a good textbook(s) that introduces me to some essential topics in psychology. (like a handbook or encyclopedia)
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I'm planning on converting to psychology next year after never having studied the subject. In order to (hopefully) make things easier for myself I'd like to read a good textbook(s) that introduces me to some essential topics in psychology. (like a handbook or encyclopedia)
hey buddy, im doing the exact same, never studied psycholgy in my life and im looking to study MSCi or perhaps BSc Psychology at Durham, Royal Hollpway or Kings etc..ive always been very familiar with the study and understanding of Psychology as it is very commonly represented in the modern world. Thankfully, despite being a BSc (Bachelor or Science) it isnt too subject to calculations and equations or scientifically challenging studies as far as astrophysics, chemistry, medicine etc, my advice would be to familiarise yourself with concepts, terminology and different theories. A few reads would be a great booster, the way i see psychology, the more material you cover, the more of a grasp you get on the subject. Personally i would NOT recommend a foundation year unless you really struggle in catching onto academia. It is a smooth rolling course and as long as we both put in the work and study hours, we will smash this course! if i may ask, which university/ courses are you interested in applying? thanks, have a nice day.
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I'm planning on converting to psychology next year after never having studied the subject. In order to (hopefully) make things easier for myself I'd like to read a good textbook(s) that introduces me to some essential topics in psychology. (like a handbook or encyclopedia)
You could have a look at online courses. UToronto's intro to psychology course was (in my opinion) fairly comprehensive and really well taught (also free!).

Alternatively, if you want a textbook you could always buy the A-level textbook, which would be your cheapest and most available option (and probably the most appropriate). Some universities will provide reading lists like this one which you can look through as well. Good luck
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I'm planning on converting to psychology next year after never having studied the subject. In order to (hopefully) make things easier for myself I'd like to read a good textbook(s) that introduces me to some essential topics in psychology. (like a handbook or encyclopedia)
OpenLearn have a lot of free courses, including introductory psychology modules. Also check out Alison courses online, they have some free psychology courses too.
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hey buddy, im doing the exact same, never studied psycholgy in my life and im looking to study MSCi or perhaps BSc Psychology at Durham, Royal Hollpway or Kings etc..ive always been very familiar with the study and understanding of Psychology as it is very commonly represented in the modern world. Thankfully, despite being a BSc (Bachelor or Science) it isnt too subject to calculations and equations or scientifically challenging studies as far as astrophysics, chemistry, medicine etc, my advice would be to familiarise yourself with concepts, terminology and different theories. A few reads would be a great booster, the way i see psychology, the more material you cover, the more of a grasp you get on the subject. Personally i would NOT recommend a foundation year unless you really struggle in catching onto academia. It is a smooth rolling course and as long as we both put in the work and study hours, we will smash this course! if i may ask, which university/ courses are you interested in applying? thanks, have a nice day.
I'm trying to get into the Nottingham conversion course! Thanks, I was definitely worried about the more maths side of things - I do sociology so I'm somewhat familiar with research methods and the like but I have a hard time remembering that info haha
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