7 good books to read: Book recommendations for student therapists

Behind this blog, I am a bookworm through and through I always have either a book in my hand or playing through audible, I just love to read. Over the months, my Goodreads account has grown immensely, full of all genres from novels to fantasy and even more so since I started my journey to…

Your brain is constantly deceiving you

Psychological phenomena are definitely something I love exploring! The human brain is a remarkable thing, but it’s certainly not perfect and can sometimes even deceive you. These are a few of my favourite ways I’ve discovered how the human brain can deceive us. Cognitive Dissonance This is when we have two beliefs or behaviour that…

7 Podcasts every Psychology enthusiast should listen to

I love a good podcast! They have become a part of my life for sourcing specific entertainment and education topics. They’re such a great source of free information and a fun way to speed up your commute, motivate you before studying and learn about new things, you can guarantee I’m listening to one if you…

6 effective study tips backed by science

Hi, welcome back to A Psychology Girl, today’s post is all about studying effectively. Creating the right environment and mindset which in turn will help motivate and most importantly help you retain valuable information. 6 effective study tips backed by science Focus on the process, not the outcome Instead of focusing on the grade you’re…

How to increase your psychology knowledge outside of studies

Please feel free to cast your eyes over my list of excellent tips – there is nothing you probably have not come across before, but I stand by the fact this list keeps me curious about psychology. Even if you’re curling up on the sofa with your duvet and a cuppa or commuting to work….

Why study Psychology?

It’s become increasingly clear that there are many misconceptions about what psychology actually is and what psychologist actually do. Before I get into why study psychology I’d like to make it clear that psychology is a science and please don’t let anybody tell you otherwise! I have read speculation around this discussion across the internet….

Invaluable advice for mature university students

For new students, starting university can be daunting and even more so when you’re a “mature” (over the age of 21) student. You may have been out of education for years, you may even feel like a bit of an imposter. Starting anything new involves a learning curve. There will be moments of doubt when…

New Beginnings

Hey there blogosphere, it has been a while. I’m so glad you found your way to my new blog. Whilst I don’t think people read blogs the way they did maybe five years ago, I do think there is still a place for them somewhere on the internet. My blog – this space – took…