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Author Latto, Jennifer.

Title Study skills for psychology students / Jennifer Latto and Richard Latto.

Published Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2009.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  150.711 LATT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Successful studying.
Successful studying.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-216) and index.
Contents Introduction: why you need this handbook and how to use it 1 -- 1 First things first 5 -- 1.1 About psychology 5 -- 1.2 How your university or college works 14 -- 2 Organizing inputs 21 -- 2.1 What kind of student are you? 21 -- 2.2 Structuring information 28 -- 2.3 Formal teaching 41 -- 2.4 Learning in groups 49 -- 2.5 Learning through experience 54 -- 2.6 Personal development profiling 57 -- 3 Using IT 63 -- 3.1 Using learning resource centres 63 -- 3.2 Using in-house electronic resources 69 -- 3.3 Surfing the web and evaluating what you find 80 -- 3.4 Saving information effectively 82 -- 3.5 Plagiarism detection software 84 -- 4 Achieving good outputs 91 -- 4.1 Purposes of assessment 91 -- 4.2 Writing essays 93 -- 4.3 Writing practical reports 113 -- 4.4 Giving presentations (or how to avoid death by PowerPoint) 114 -- 4.5 Preparing and presenting posters 119 -- 4.6 Contributing to seminars 120 -- 4.7 Taking examinations 121 -- 4.8 Overall thoughts on assessment 131 -- 5 Research projects and dissertations 133 -- 5.1 Planning your timetable 133 -- 5.2 Choosing a topic 135 -- 5.3 Making the most of your supervisor 137 -- 5.4 Designing the project 139 -- 5.5 Getting ethical approval 143 -- 5.6 Running the project 145 -- 5.7 Reporting and analysing your results 146 -- 5.8 Common errors of interpretation 156 -- 5.9 Writing up 161 -- 6 What next? 163 -- 6.1 Introduction 163 -- 6.2 Ideas about careers in general 166 -- 6.3 Regulation 169 -- 6.4 Careers in psychology 170 -- 6.5 Postgraduate courses 172 -- 6.6 Working and training abroad 174 -- 6.7 Other careers 175 -- 6.8 Longer term 176.
Other author Latto, Richard.
Subject Psychology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
ISBN 9780335229109 (hbk.)
0335229107 (hbk.)
9780335229093 (paperback)
0335229093 (paperback)