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Students who are coping with financial difficulty can approach SBS Sixth Form staff to enquire about bursaries to purchase course materials such as textbooks.
Opening Skinners Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century, Lauren Slater (2004).
An excellent read for Psychologists and non-specialists with an interest in human behaviour. A must read for students hoping to achieve A* – B’s, Slater discusses these experiments; many of which are key studies for the A Level course, in a thoroughly engaging and analytical manner. She positions the studies in the social context of their time and conducts first hand interviews with those involved in the experiments, she even repeats a few of her own.
We have 5 copies in the department available to loan but it can be purchased on Amazon for around £6.00
AS Core text
We ask students to purchase and carry a copy of the core text;
Edexcel AS Psychology Student Book, Brain, Smith, Harty & Major (2008), RRP: £21.50, but available cheaper on Amazon
Supplementary AS Texts
Both of these texts are available to borrow from the department but may be purchased if students prefer to have their own copy.
Angles on Psychology for Edexcel AS Level, Russell, Jarvis and Collis (2008)
This text is harder to use than the core text and not as effective at covering key studies but contains more in-depth discussions about theories and a wider range of evidence.
Edexcel AS Psychology: Textbook, Christine Brain (2008)
A very in-depth text suitable for students reaching for B to A grades.
A2 Core Text
We ask that A2 students purchase and carry a copy of the core text;
Edexcel A2 Psychology: Textbook, Christine Brain (2010)
Supplementary A2 Texts
Both of these texts will be loaned out for the year by the department but may be purchased if students prefer to have their own copy.
Angles on Psychology for Edexcel A2 Level, Russell & Jarvis (2009)
An excellent text for gaining a wider range of research – essential for A2 success.
Edexcel A2 Psychology Student Book, Brain, Smith, Ghalib, Collis, Reeve (2009)
A good text for key studies, but lacks in detail elsewhere.
A wide range of other books and videos are available to loan from the Psychology Library in L1, our catalogue is constantly being updated so come and see us for the latest offerings!