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Higher Psychology

natalie1062

Posted 22 August 2004 - 07:26 PM

For those of you that are studying higher psychology this year, do you know of any good resources/revision materials?
Our teacher told us that the 'new' higher was commencing this year so I am wondering whether it will be much different to that of previous years - in which case the material I already have may be missing out/giving info which i do/don't need.
natalie

JenniferSHS

Posted 18 September 2004 - 12:07 AM

Hiya, I got my notes yesterday - have you got yours??

We were recommended to get a textbook too - I'll find out the name and stuff for you if you want..

Discogirl17

Posted 18 September 2004 - 03:03 PM

Hello people. I dont do Higher Psychology but hopefully I'm gonna do it in first year in Uni. Firstly some advice for u:

If u go to ur nearest large WH Smith store then beside the past papers (well that where they are in Hamilton and Glasgow Argyle Street anyway!) there should be a higher psychology textbook for the new higher, I suggest u check this out!

Secondly some questions:

Is Psychology interesting?
Is it easy/difficult?
Where can I do free courses in it( if you know any of course)?
Do u have to write huge dissertations and stuff?
Any other details provided would be helpful also



xpurple_starsx

Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:00 PM

I was told to get an AS level textbook as there aren't many Higher ones apparently. A-level ones have too much detail apparently. Ask in Waterstones or another book shop, they should be able to help.

JenniferSHS

Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:17 PM

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Is Psychology interesting?


Yes - I find it extremely interesting and I'm enjoying the course so far. Basically if you're interested in thought processes and what makes people act the way they do, it's a good course, and will help you gain a deeper understanding of people.

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Is it easy/difficult?


I'm finding it pretty easy so far. We're just reading through our notes in our own time, and making our own notes from those.

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Where can I do free courses in it( if you know any of course)?


I'm doing mine through Open Learning from Telford College - I'm not sure whether the school had to pay anything for this.

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Do u have to write huge dissertations and stuff?


Nope - or at least I hope not ohmy.gif

Our first assignment is worth 15 marks.

Hope this helps - if you want any more details, feel free to PM or post on this thread and I'll try and help.

J



Kevin_Kilbane

Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:58 PM

Im doing Psychology.

We got last year's notes before the summer so I had done almost 60 pages of that course, then last week we were told that there was a new course, so Ive got to start again mad.gif

We're meant to hand in the assignment for it to be posted away tomorrow but we are allowed until Tuesday to do it, so thats what Im doing.

What are the good textbooks for it?

JenniferSHS

Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:06 PM

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT, we're supposed to post it TOMORROW?

ohmy.gif

:note to self...go and see Head of Psychology....:

The book I have is called Introductory Psychology - £22.99 from Waterstones.

xpurple_starsx

Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:50 PM

Psychology isn't really hard it's just that there's loads and loads of stuff to learn, for the Higher anyway! Your local colleges probably have some classes running maybe in the evenings or for a few weeks if you want a taster. We're doing the mental illnesses part of the course just now which I find quite interesting but the social psychology is good too... it teaches you how to make psychology work for you smile.gif

natalie1062

Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:58 PM

I'm not sure if i really like the subject, so far we've done some developmental stuff and cognitive psychology but I don't find it all that interesting. To be honest it seems a bit 'airy fairy' although ppl that studied it last year assure me that it gets better, does any1 else agree?

JenniferSHS

Posted 24 September 2004 - 03:41 PM

Are you doing the new Higher or the old one - cos the first set of notes we have for the new COLEG one is about Conformity & Obedience..

Kevin_Kilbane

Posted 24 September 2004 - 11:34 PM

Mines is that course from Telford College.

So, the books I should get....

JenniferSHS

Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:44 PM

Same here, the old Higher was titled Approaches in Psychology though.

The book I've got is called Introductory Psychology, it's by Tony malim (I think).

Meghan_Soriano

Posted 09 October 2004 - 07:42 PM

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Discogirl17

Posted 09 October 2004 - 08:05 PM

U think they'll let me start the course now??
I just emailed them to ask how much it will cost me!
Did ur schools pay for them?


Kerri-Ann

Posted 30 September 2005 - 10:04 AM

I'm doing higher psychology this year and I find the subject very interseting but full of alot of general knowledge. The lecturer who is teaching our class claims the has one of the highest pass rates in Scotland, however i find the hand out of his notes very confusing as the jump around the whole topic, yet his presentation is very organised. I'm only on Early Socialisation and we've completed the notes on Memory, but can anyone recommend suitable notes on the internet which would clarify higher psychology for me?

Ally

Posted 02 October 2005 - 01:00 AM

Have you tried the LtScotland site? smile.gif

Larry

Posted 02 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

what are the nabs like for psychology? i have a practise one tomorrow and i´m not sure what it´s going to be like... huh.gif

kirsty1988

Posted 03 October 2005 - 04:00 PM

Try this link: www.sparknotes.com/psychology
It gives you some notes on some major units of Higher Psychology.

I mainly used the hand-outs I was given and re-wrote my own notes based on the hand-outs. I also made flash cards with key words and their definitions ie socialisation + definition.

Don't fret, Psychology is easy to pass if you just learn all the theories and a study for each one! I got a top B pass this year smile.gif

Kerri-Ann

Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:51 PM

I havent checked that thanks for the advise smile.gif

I'm sure it will help me loads tongue.gif thanks again

Wee_Stephi

Posted 04 November 2005 - 04:40 PM

im doing psychology this year at college i find its quite interesting. We were also told to get an as level textbook its published by collins and is just entitled psychology its quite a gd book id reccomend it, its 26.99 from waterstones although i think its cheaper on amazon at the minute smile.gif

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