I really don't understand the negative review of the UAE student for this book. I have used this text with my students since its launch, and it serves the purpose more than well. The other reviewer doesn't appear to understand the real aim of the book, that is to cover the most poular subsections of the syllabus without having to carry around all the chapters that would never be used anyway. The two authors have put a great deal of thought into what they have (and haven't included), and students find this a tremendously accessible book. Theories and research studies are clear, colour coded and the AO2 material is given its own special place. The authors don't hide from providing extensive AO2 in difficult areas, and so should be applauded for that. Each topic is layed out in a double page spread. That approach takes a little getting used to if you are used (like most of us are) to the conventional running text of traditional textbooks, but is much, much better when you do. The book is just brilliant, it makes the process of teaching that much easier, because the material is so clear, and leaves the teacher with so much more time to talk about peripheral issues and exam performance. My students have never looked back since switching (from Eysenck's book) to this text. The grades have improved as well. Maybe that's due to my excellent teaching, but I have a sneaky feeling it's more due to this excellent book. Incidentally, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, the same authors have produced a pocket sized 'mini-companion' using the same material in abridged and very user friendly format. If you fail the A level after buying this book, I can only assume that you haven't yet taken it out of the bag!