Resources Page

Our very own graduate Jonathan Firth (Psychology Teacher, Hutcheson’s School) National 5 & CfE Higher Psychology Student Book (Student Book)

Useful links to Educational Topics

Excellent graphical study guides free for teachers, students and parents

A new piece of fiction for Kindle by my colleague Dr Martin Campbell Bad Beat Hotel: A story about poker and plumbing


These aren’t compulsory to purchase at this point. Here are links to Amazon because I’m guessing if you aren’t in a university town you won’t get them second hand any other way. I was also asked if I had any ideas about general summer reading that might be kind of work related but more interesting 🙂 I’ve asked my colleagues and there are some ideas at the bottom of the page.

Textbooks for first year psychology here 2017/18

Research Methods and Data Analysis for Psychology
Social Psychology: Revisiting The Classic Studies
Apes, Monkeys, Children, and the Growth of Mind (The Developing Child)

Textbooks for second year psychology here 2017/2018 (third year books further down the page)


Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (PS2001) – Dr Jamie Ainge
You also can buy access to the ebook for a year for a lower price by following this link: Ebook version

Abnormal Psychology (PS2001) – Dr Reiner Sprengelmeyer
Psychopathology: Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology)

Social Psychology (PS2002) – Dr Sam Pehrson
Social Psychology

Cognitive Psychology (PS2002) – Dr Barbara Dritschel
Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook

Methodology (PS2001 and PS2002) Dr Akira O’Connor
Research Methods and Data Analysis for Psychology

Alternative reading if you are interested over the summer and there are lots of interesting TED talks and free courses via MOOCs.

Professor Caroline Watt, Edinburgh University, was our special guest to start the academic session in September 2017 and has published Parapsychology: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides)

Dr Ben Sessa started off our year with his talk at the Byre Theatre on September 15th, 2016. He has published a number of books including:
To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic and The Psychedelic Renaissance: Reassessing the Role of Psychedelic Drugs in 21st Century Psychiatry and Society (Muswell Hill Press)

My friend who was a Ph.D. student here has just written Bird Brain: An exploration of avian intelligence

Books my colleagues and I have talked about that are interesting but not work stuff
The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Football is Wrong
Everyone should read this to get interested in science or just for fun A Short History Of Nearly Everything (Bryson)
An anthropological study that is informative and makes me think twice about culture Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated
Our very own Professor Dick Byrne’s new book Evolving Insight
A classic undergraduate psychology book, read it as a series of case studies or just a beautiful book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Professor Keith Sillar of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, St. Andrews University, Neuroethology of Predation and Escape

Professor Richard Wiseman gave an excellent talk here on September 18th, 2015 and I am very happy to recommend his books too:
Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot
Night School: The Life-Changing Science of Sleep

Third Year (Junior Honours)

These are recommended but not compulsory to purchase at this stage.

PS3021/22 Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics

PS3031 Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology

Some excellent free resources at Sense About Science


Patient H.M.: Memory, Madness and Family Secrets

Brain Rules, Updated and Expanded

Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability (New Scientist)

Theoretical Issues in Psychology: An Introduction

A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes

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