I want to be as helpful as I can be. Here are some things that might interest you. Assume they are affiliate links and that I make thousands of dollars a month off them (please, may it be so) but they don’t cost you any more than you’d normally pay (that at least is true).
Here are some of the more popular textbooks on learning and memory.
Paul Chance. Loose-leaf; about $150 on Amazon
Jeanne Ormrod. Loose-leaf; about $90 on Amazon
In my classes, I don’t go page by page through a textbook, but I do think its good to have a second voice to help make things clear. I include everything I want you to know here on the site and in the study guide. But if you like textbooks, or your prof requires a specific one, go with that one.
If you’ve heard of working memory, you’ve heard of Alan Baddeley’s research. He was at the forefront of research into memory when very few were interested in the subject.
I think the paperback version is the cheapest alternative but they are coming out with a Kindle version too. Alan (as if I knew him) writes well and knows what he is talking about.
If writes his books while walking across the campus at Cambridge University (he is British, you know). But his style is conversational.
Someday I’ll write my own (shorter) book on memory. But I’ll still recommend Baddeley for more depth.
We like to think of ourselves as rational. But that’s not how we always act. Dan Ariely (Air E L E) helps show that we also have a predictable but less rational side. Dan (I’ve never met him either but at least we have exchanged emails) combines psychology and economics, making both more interesting.
- If you’re studying statistics, this might help. www.statnut.com.
- If you’re studying personality, check out www.basicpersonality.com.
- If you’re studying lifespan development, there’s www.developmentaldave.com.
- If you’re studying biological psychology, there’s www.biologicalpsych.com.
- For everything psychology, don’t forget www.psychnut.com
- And try my YouTube channel.