The Psychologist's Companion for Undergraduates

A Guide to Success for College Students
Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Karin Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316738620
Category: Psychology
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Tailored specifically for undergraduate students, this Companion offers uniquely comprehensive coverage of the topics necessary for successful communication in psychology, making it a valuable resource for research methods and introductory psychology courses. Readers will learn how to effectively plan and write papers in accordance with the latest style guidelines from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition; present data in posters and talks; and evaluate their own and others' work. The clear writing style and reader-friendly format, meanwhile, allow students to absorb information easily, even when reading chapters selectively or out of order. The book includes numerous up-to-date examples drawn from career experiences to engage students and help them apply what they've learned to forward their own careers, while questions encourage them to think more deeply about larger issues in the field, preparing them for future research.

Study Skills for Psychology

Succeeding in Your Degree
Author: Richard Freeman,Antony Stone
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877486
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
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'For anyone starting a degree this is a useful concise guide to what's in store throughout the first year and beyond' - The Psychologist Study Skills for Psychology has been shaped around a typical Psychology student's journey. Beginning with an overview of the nature of the degree and advice about what needs to be sorted out in the first few weeks of the course, this book tackles how to get the most from your lectures, exam preparation and project development, right through to contemplating and investigating future career options. This highly accessible guide is designed to help you meet the challenges and reap the rewards of your degree by introducing a range of study skills and providing you with ways to practice those skills. This book should accompany you throughout your degree course as a resource that you can use whenever you need help. Key features of Study Skills for Psychology include: Learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter to highlight key areas Text boxes throughout to reaffirm understanding Numerous examples and illustrations Exercises and learning aids to enable practice of important skills A structure based around the PDP (Personal Development Planning) model, providing a framework through which you can understand what and how you learn, enabling you to plan, review and take responsibility for your own learning, performance and achievements. An essential companion for any student, Study Skills for Psychology will give you the skills to enjoy your time studying for and succeeding in your Psychology degree. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

The Psychology Research Companion

From student project to working life
Author: Jessica S. Horst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317664868
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
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The Psychology Research Companion: From student project to working life not only gives you the skills and confidence to conduct your psychology research project at university, but is the first book to show how these skills will help you get ahead in your first job in the workplace. Jessica S. Horst, an American psychologist teaching in the UK, takes you through every step of the research process; from conceiving your research question and choosing a research methodology, to organizing your time and resources effectively. The book includes sections on ethics, data management, working with research participants and report writing, but each chapter is also informed by the wider aim of providing a toolkit for working life. Each chapter is packed with tips and skills that can be taken into the workplace, including working collaboratively and organising your workload, as well as discussing your research project in interview situations and when applying for jobs. This invaluable guide will appeal to all undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students whose aim is to learn a set of transferable research skills as well as to obtain a good degree result.

College Admissions for the 21st Century


Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058593
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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Sternberg's book convincingly indicts the SAT and ACT exams. A single test lasting a few hours, he writes, "ends up having a weight equal" to the product of "years of effort and dedication" in high school.

Study and Communication Skills for Psychology


Author: Vanessa Parson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199593485
Category: Psychology
Page: 211
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Study and Communication Skills for Psychology reviews the skills a psychology student needs to develop to fulfil their true potential during their studies, and to enhance their employability beyond university. Written in a practical, motivational style, with plenty of examples and advice to help the reader master the skills being explored, the book explains how to get the most out of lectures, tutorials, and group work; how to get the most out of the vast array of information that is available in books, in journals, and on the web; how to communicate your work and ideas effectively to others; and how to revise for and complete exams to give yourself the best chance of success. Written specifically for psychology students by an experienced psychology educator, Study and Communication Skills for Psychology is the essential guide to getting the most out of your studies - and beyond. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Study and Communication Skills for Psychology features: For lecturers: Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download; For students: Additional activities to complement those in the book.

Building Classroom Success

Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure
Author: Andrew Martin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472938305
Category: Education
Page: 240
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School has the potential to be a major source of personal and academic fulfilment. However, the reality is that fear and failure pervade many students' academic lives. Rather than respond to these fears in constructive and courageous ways, many students engage in self-defeating, avoidant and helpless behaviours. This book examines the counterproductive strategies students use in schools today, and suggests successful practices educators can adopt to eliminate fear and failure in the classroom and help students respond to their problematic behaviours in more positive and productive ways. Through building student success, educators build classroom success.

Teaching Undergraduates


Author: Roger L. Dominowski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135677484
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This practical guide is designed to help college teachers plan their undergraduate courses and deliver high-quality instruction. The book's theme is that teaching is a creative, decision-making, idea-testing enterprise whose purpose is to facilitate student learning in all of its facets. Its goal is to help instructors understand the multiple kinds of learning taking place in their courses so that they can select, devise, evaluate, and modify teaching techniques to improve their effectiveness. Based on research on human learning, memory, thinking, and problem solving, as well as studies of teaching and less-formal reports of teaching practices, the book offers concrete advice about all aspects of college teaching. *Part I is devoted to course planning. It outlines the many decisions instructors face in defining a course as their own and discusses the larger issues that shape a course and constrain some specific choices. Selecting course content, choosing learning goals, deciding how to pace a course, and scheduling tests are some of these issues. A workable timetable for preparing a course is included. *Part II is a mini-course on human learning, memory, and thinking. It provides the conceptual foundation for making teaching decisions, for selecting instructional strategies, and especially for inventing new techniques that might particularly fit a specific course. *Part III deals with the "nitty-gritty" of college teaching, including how to choose a textbook; lecturing and conducting classroom discussions; types and purposes of writing assignments, and how to structure and evaluate them; dealing with plagiarism; strengths and weaknesses of different types of tests, the relation of tests to learning goals, and guidelines for constructing good tests; and grading systems. *Part IV addresses professional and ethical issues of importance and consequence to instructors. New college instructors, more experienced faculty who would like to reflect on their teaching practices and consider making some changes, and teaching assistants will all find this book relevant and useful.

Mentoring Human Potential

Student Peer Mentors as Catalysts for Academic Success
Author: Scott Seldin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462040209
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Mentoring Human Potential is a cutting edge manual for creating dynamic, holistic student peer mentoring programs. This is a revolutionary book. While giving practical information about how to train mentors and supervise a mentoring program, Scott Seldin asserts that spirit, personally defined, is an ally in waiting for every student—a powerful resource for academic achievement. Therein lies the revolution. Mentoring Human Potential provides the reader with a field-tested way to use holistic peer mentoring and spirit as powerful resources for increasing student retention, persistence, and wellbeing. “Scott Seldin will lead you toward the ways that mentor and mentee can open themselves to being moved by Spirit. He will courageously point the way to the greater mysteries that bless those who dare enter with an open heart. In Spirit, we find the soulful life and the path worth living and dying for. I encourage you to trust his guiding voice.” Dr. Bradford Keeney, author, psychologist

OK, I’ve Signed Up For Statistics. Now What?

A Student’s Guide to Navigation and Success in Statistics
Author: Barry Trunk,Leslie Olsen
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 0761867600
Category: Education
Page: 128
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This book is designed to assist students in statistics at all levels. Using a question and answer format, students are guided through the primary aspects of common statistics with emphasis on concepts, writing, and presentation. Instructors will find it a very useful companion to their primary statistics text book.

Working for a Doctorate

A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Author: Norman John Graves,Ved P. Varma
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415147316
Category: Education
Page: 202
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In stark contrast to undergraduates, new PhD students often find no framework for study, few deadlines and little peer support. Working for a Doctorate: * Addresses the problems of the research process, such as finance and time-management * Offers practical guidance and specialist advice to both students and their supervisors * Is written by a team of experts who have had a long and successful experience of tutoring PhD students * Contains case studies of current and ex-PhD students * Explores issues such as gender, culture and the fundamental nature of the PhD. The book will be a vital guide and companion to anyone studying, supervising or contemplating a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences.

Helping College Students Succeed

A Model for Effective Intervention
Author: Glenn Hirsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135058261
Category: Psychology
Page: 250
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Glenn Hirsch offers professionals a user-friendly, comprehensive resource book of theories and specific techniques that can be used to enhance college student success. Dr. Hirsch offers readers an integrated model for change that includes both holistic assessments of academic difficulty and suggestions for three different levels of intervention based on the student's readiness and motivation for change. He also provides specific interview and testing strategies for determining the causes of academic difficulty.

The Research Companion

A Practical Guide for the Social and Health Sciences
Author: Petra M. Boynton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135425752
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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Social science research has traditionally focused on the historical study of research methods, frequently overlooking the practical skills needed to undertake a research project. The Research Companion recognises this need for instruction in the practice of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve the standards. The whole research process is covered in detail, from setting up a study through to presenting findings, with sections on all the basic tasks central to any research project, including: planning research researcher and participant safety monitoring research in progress research ethics. The structure of the book means it is useful for researchers at all levels of experience. The numerous examples and case histories make it ideal for students just beginning their first research project, whilst the breadth of coverage and wealth of practical tips will also be highly relevant to experienced researchers. This book is invaluable to all students of the social sciences, whatever their level of experience, and should be instrumental in raising the general level of research competence, making research more accurate, ethical and productive. A website - http://www.psypress.com/boynton - which includes a users' message board and other supplementary materials accompanies this book.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Best books
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Promoting Student Happiness

Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools
Author: Shannon M. Suldo
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462526810
Category: Psychology
Page: 273
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Grounded in cutting-edge research, this book shows how interventions targeting gratitude, kindness, character strengths, optimistic thinking, hope, and healthy relationships can contribute to improved academic and social outcomes in grades 3-12. It provides a 10-session manual for promoting subjective well-being--complete with vivid case examples--that can be implemented with individuals, small groups, or whole classes. Factors that predict youth happiness are discussed, evidence-based assessment tools presented, and ways to involve teachers and parents described. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes 40 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print these materials, plus online-only fidelity checklists and parent and teacher notes. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Social Engagement & the Steps to Being Social

A Practical Guide for Teaching Social Skills to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Marci Laurel,Kathleen Taylor
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781941765104
Category: Psychology
Page: 140
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A visual, easy to use model developed to guide assessment and intervention across severity levels and age groups for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia


Author: Monica Gribben
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446289893
Category: Education
Page: 208
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'This toolkit is the student's safety net offering user friendly, down to earth advice and real life skills that have been tried and tested by the author' -Dr John Schneider, Educational Psychologist, Edinburgh 'This is exactly how I felt starting university ... a wonderful and very helpful book full of interesting and useful hints and tips on how to survive university as a dyslexic student. It doesn't make you feel silly or stupid but makes you feel you can achieve what you set out to do' -Sharon Patterson, Adult Nursing student, Edinburgh Napier University 'You realize you're in the hands of a professional who has taught thousands of students how to succeed at university' -Holly Pellicer, Dyslexia Advisor, University of Oslo Packed with helpful advice, checklists and templates, this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no- nonsense style, the guidance can be broken down into manageable chunks. Issues covered include: - procrastination - planning your assignment - understanding your essay question - researching, writing and referencing your written work - managing your own well-being. Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops in higher education, Monica Gribben has written an accessible book for students with dyslexia that shows how to work through the challenges that studying presents. The companion Website www.sagepub.co.uk/gribben has podcasts, worksheets and electronic resources to support each chapter. Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.