Profile for M. Lewton > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by M. Lewton
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,039,709
Helpful Votes: 5

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
M. Lewton

Page: 1
Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Reader
Mental Health in Learning Disabilities: A Reader
by Geraldine Holt
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Mental Health in LD, 21 Oct. 2011
After acquiring a BSc in Psychology, and securing a job as a Mental Health Support Worker in an Assessment and Treatment Unit, primarily for patients who had been diagnosed with a learning disability and a Mental Health problem. I decided to purchase a book that could provide me with both an introductory level and reference guide to working with such a client group. After reading this book from cover to cover, I can safely say that my needs were fully met.

This book is not only beautifully written, but it's one of those books you can dip in and out of when trying to quickly find out specific information e.g. side effects of specific psychiatric drugs, types of epilepsy, overcoming challenging behaviour etc. The chapters are written in a way that is concise and straight to the point, but they also relate to issues that mental health professionals and carers are confronted with when working with such individuals.

This book can benefit individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including first to third year Learning Disability \ Mental Health Nursing students, Psychology students and graduates presently working in such a field, and of course qualified nurses. The only reason why I am providing this book four stars instead of five, is simply because of the length of it. Even though the book does a brilliant job of covering the central topics that arise when working within such a field, I wish it was longer; furthermore it would be beneficial to include case histories and studies of patients to provide the reader how theory can be integrated into everyday practice.
Overall, worth the investment for anyone working or interested in such an area of nursing!

Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide
Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide
by Mark Forshaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £51.54

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ONLY book you will need for Statistics, 10 Feb. 2009
Getting your head around statistics can be a very daunting task, especially for first year psychology students who have little or no prior knowledge of statistical concepts. Easy Statistics is a book I would recommend to all single and joint honoured psychology students; it's written in a clear concise manner with humours lines here and there just to lighten the mood of such a dull topic. It's easy to follow and the author gives clear cut details of the things you really need to know, unlike many other statistical books I have read which waffle on about the history of how these statistical calculations came to be!

It really is a book that walks you step-by-step through everything you will probably ever need to know for your Bsc Psychology degree at Undergraduate level. This book is well worth the investment and I honestly can't recommend it strongly enough. I am presently a First year psychology student who went from not knowing anything about statistics to being able to sit a statistical exam and come out feeling very confident.

Bsc Psychology

Page: 1