Butcher, J., Minneka, S. and Hooley, J. Abnormal Psychology. Harlow, UK: Pearson
Hogg, M. and Vaughan, G. Social Psychology. Harlow, UK: Pearson
Maltby, J., Day, L. and Macaskill, A. Personality, Individual differences and Intelligence. Harlow, UK: Pearson
Toates, F. Biological Psychology. Harlow UK: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education
Eysenck MW and Keane MT, Cognitive Psychology: A student’s handbook. Psychology Press. Hove, UK.
For students who have not studied psychology previously, or feel they need a refresher, we recommend either of these general introductory text books:
Nolen-Hoeksema S, Fredrickson B, Loftus G, Wagenaar W (Atkinson and Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology. Sengage Learning
Schachter D, Gilbert D, Wegner D Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK.
You will probably find it useful to find out more about the kinds of skills needed to study Psychology. You will be taking a study skills module in the first year of study for which we recommend these books:
McGee, S. Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology. London: Sage Publications.
McMillian, K. and Weyers, J. How to write essays and assignments. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Stevenson, A. Studying Psychology (Palgrave Study Skills). Palgrave Macmillan.