General Stuff (scroll down for summer reading)

Become a student member of the British Psychological Society

What clinical psychologists do: Dr Katrina Johnston, Clinical Psychologist and Local Area Tutor, Dept of Clinical Psychology, Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline

Summer reading

Summer reading robot

These are recommendations from staff and 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.

Paul Gardner recommends

The Body: A guide for occupants

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

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated

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

Professor David Donaldson recommends

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby
The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins.
Families and how to survive them by Robin Skynner  and John Cleese.

Dr Manon Schweinfurth recommends:
The Social Instinct – How Cooperation Shaped the World by Nichola Raihani

The BBC Primates series

The Animal Mind – an introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition by Kirstin Andrews

Dr Justin Ales recommends:

A piece one that connects visual illusions to the current polarized political climate around BLM and the pandemic

Dr Eric Bowman recommends:
More or Less: Science & Nature Edition – How Good Is Your Judgement? The Outlandish Guesstimation Quiz Game – Launched in 2021

Dr Gillian Brown recommends:

Superior: the Return of Race Science (2019, Fourth Estate)

Sense and Nonsense: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behaviour (2011, Oxford University Press)

Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences (2011, Icon Books)

Racial Inequality in Psychological Research: Trends of the Past and Recommendations for the Future You will need a library account here for this or an ATHENS login

Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wall-Paper (1892), short story; 2015, Penguin Classics: open access: )
Sebastian Faulkes – Human Traces (2006, Vintage)

Dr Daniela Balslev recommends:
The Great Pretender by Susan Cahalan and here is a review

Prof. Steve Reicher recommends his free to download book on Covid-19 (free).

Dr Sam Pehrson recommends
‘Biased: Uncovering the hidden prejudices that shape our lives’ by Jennifer L. Eberhardt (2020, Windmill Books)

Dr Paula Miles suggests:

Elephants on Acid

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness

Dr Akira O’Connor recommends
For Adults​
Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer
The Tyranny of Merit – Michael Sandel
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – The Sunday Times Bestseller (book; also serialised on Radio 4) – Akala
Other: Mixed Race in America (podcast) – The Washington Post
Nice White Parents (podcast) – The New York Times
Finding Drago (podcast – funny) – ABC Radio

For Children​
The Paper Dolls (picture book) – Julia Donaldson
Here We Are (picture book) – Oliver Jeffers
Don’t Let Go (picture book) – Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross
No Country (graphic novel) – Joe Brady & Patrice Aggs
The Arrival (graphic novel) – Shaun Tan

Dr Anna Smith suggests’)…

Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst – Robert Sapolsky
Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
Incognito: the Secret Lives of the Brain – David Eagleman
The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist – Ben Barres
The BBC Radio 4 series The Digital Human (28min episodes, archive available for free on BBC Sounds). They’re all great but Shadow (series 20), Lab Rats (series 19) and Snake Oil (series 16) are particularly relevant.

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