Top critical review
4 people found this helpful
Covers everything but very wordy
on 11 June 2010
As the professional reviews say, this book does cover everything that you will need to complete the AS level psychology, with detailed notes on most topics.
However, as another 2 star review said, the bulk of the book is overwhelmingly wordy, while the chapter summaries are concise to the point of being vague, meaning to revise there's no real way of escaping the long slabs of text you have to trawl through to find what you want. There are also seemingly some important things left unclear. For example, though the Biological Psychology chapter describes both acute and chronic stress in great detail, there seems to be no clear statement indicating the difference between the two, possibly because the book has drowned in its own vocabulary and cannot bring the descriptions back to simplicity.
So, in general an interesting read and good definitive guide to studying psychology at A level, but could strike a better balance beteween being too wordy, or not wordy enough. All the facts and arguments are there, if you can find them.