My new textbook
I have recently finished work on an exciting new project - a new GCSE book, co-authored with fellow psychology teacher Marc Smith, and published by Collins.
This book is aimed at the AQA syllabus, and is part of a series which aims to apply the concepts of distributed learning and retrieval practice to textbooks. These are both key research interests of mine, so it's fascinating to be involved.
The book should be in the shops by spring 2017.
Psychology in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to What Works
Psychology is fundamental to learning and teaching, and yet most teachers have a limited amount of background in psychological concepts such as memory and motivation. This book aims to fill that gap, providing a detailed and evidence-based yet very accessible guide to these and other concepts. Above all, it is practical, with a strong focus on what teachers can do to improve learning and learner well-being. It is being published in autumn 2017 by Routledge, also in collaboration with Marc Smith. (Marc also has another book out soon - The Emotional Learner).
Higher and N5 Psychology (Scotland)
This textbook is aimed at all students studying N5 or Higher Psychology in one year, and is also suitable for those who do both courses consecutively. There is plenty of good reading for those with a general interest in the area, too.
It came out in 2015 and is published by educational publisher Leckie and Leckie.
My Higher Psychology Success Guide is now out of print, as is 'Psychology for Higher' (by Staddon, Duffy, Cherrie, Firth and McDermott; Unity Publications, 2005). You may be able to obtain copies second hand, and there are plans to revise the Success Guide ahead of the revisions to Higher Psychology which begin in 2018/19.