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The Pocket Guide for Students: Navigating Your University Journey


Vanessa Parson

01 March 2023

Unsure of what to expect from your university experience? This is the ideal guide for anyone about to embark (or currently enrolled) on a degree. Written in a reassuring, lively manner, this book is packed with advice on academic and non-academic issues including finance, study, housing, relationships, and more.

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Creativity: A Very Short Introduction


Vlad Glăveanu

27 May 2021

Very Short Introductions

For thousands of years humanity has engaged in creative expression. This book explores the history, theory, and practice of creativity from a psychological perspective. It considers the nature and development of creativity, analyzing why we produce creative work, and the ways in which we can understand creative work in its cultural context.

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Your A to Z of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology Made Simple


Barbara Kingsley, Julia Robertson

02 September 2020

Your quick reference for research methods and statistics terminology, created to support your studies in psychology and aid your revision.

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Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Ian J. Deary

26 March 2020

Very Short Introductions

Some people are cleverer than others, but how and why do people differ in their thinking powers? Drawing on the latest psychological data Ian Deary considers some of our most burning questions about intelligence, such as how genes, environment, age, or gender can affect our intelligence. He also asks whether intelligence is increasing.

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Principles of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives


Matt Jarvis, Paul Okami

21 January 2020

Accessible, encouraging, innovative: Principles of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives encourages critical thinking and provides the most student-friendly introduction to the science of psychology.

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Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction


Daniel Pick

23 July 2015

Very Short Introductions

Psychoanalysis has been hailed as an indispensible starting point for understanding neuroses and psychoses. In this Very Short Introduction, Daniel Pick offers an account of the present-day practice of analysis, highlighting the benefits, whilst also shedding light on the problems, risks and failings in the long history of the movement.

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A Dictionary of Psychology

Fourth Edition


Andrew M. Colman

22 January 2015

Oxford Quick Reference

An authoritative and accessible reference guide to psychology. Includes over 11,000 clear and concise definitions of a wide range of terms and concepts in psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. Ideal for students and professional pyschologists, as well as the general reader.

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Principles of Psychology


Marc Breedlove

02 January 2015

If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Gillian Butler, Freda McManus

23 January 2014

Very Short Introductions

Psychology influences the way we think about everything, from education and intelligence to relationships and advertising. This updated Very Short Introduction by Gillian Butler and Freda McManus provides an exploration of the leadings ideas and theories of psychology for anyone interested in understanding the human mind.

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Genius: A Very Short Introduction


Andrew Robinson

24 February 2011

Very Short Introductions

Genius is highly individual and unique yet it shares a compelling quality. In this intriguing introduction Andrew Robinson uses the life and work of familiar geniuses - and some less familiar - to consider what their achievements have in common; whether its heredity, education, hard work, intelligence or just plain luck.

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