Below are the lists of textbooks to be purchased for modules.


You can order your textbooks online from Loot (Loot can deliver anywhere in South Africa, and it can take around 11 to 15 working days for the book to arrive). Other places you could get textbooks: Takealot, also an online store, with delivery anywhere in South Africa Protea Bookshop, online and also physical bookshops around the country Van Schaik Bookstore, online and also physical book shops around the country Juta bookshop, online and also physical book shops around the country

Psychology Prescribed Textbooks Semester 1 – 2024

HCCC and 1st Year

Interpersonal Skills and Communication

No textbooks are required to be purchased, readings will be on Funda

Abnormal Psychology: An Introduction

Barlow, D.H., Durand, V.M., du Plessies, L.M., Visser, C. 2017. Abnormal Psychology. An integrative approach. SA Edition. Cengage: UK.

Solution Focussed Brief Counselling

No textbooks are required to be purchased, readings will be provided

Developmental Psychology – Contact and Online

Kail, R.V & Cavanaugh, J.C. 2016. Human Development (7th Ed). Cengage Learning. or

Kail, R.V & Cavanaugh, J.C. 2017. Human Development (8th Ed). Cengage Learning. Counselling and Life Skills – Online and Contact

Nelson-Jones, R. 2016. Basic Counselling Skills. (4th Edition). SAGE

2nd Year

Research Methods & Statistics: An Introduction – Contact and Online

Gravetter, F., Wallnau, L., & Forzano, L. (2020). Essentials of statistics for the behavioural science, (10th ed.). USA: Cengage Learning.

Family Counselling – Contact and Online

Esposito, J. (2017). Introduction a Family Counseling: A Case Study Approach. UK:Sage Publishers.

3rd Year

Psychology Fieldwork & Community Intervention (Contact and Online)

No prescribed textbooks to be purchased, readings will be available on Funda and in Library.

Community Psychology (Contact and Online)

All readings will be made available on Funda. No textbook to be purchased.

Psychological Interventions – Contact

Readings available in the library or on Funda.

Psychological Interventions – Online

There is no prescribed text for this module. Please use the resources listed for each week.

Theories of Personality – Contact and Online

Shultz, DP, & Shultz, S.E. 2017. Theories of Personality. Boston: Cengage Learning

Other readings will be accessible on Funda.

Abnormal Psychology – Contact

Barlow, D. H., Durand, V.M., du Plessis, l. & Visser, C. (2017). Abnormal Psychology – AN Integrative Approach. 1st South African Edition, China: R.R. Donnelley: Cengage Learning.

Abnormal Psychology – Online

Barlow, D. H., Durand, V.M., du Plessis, l. & Visser, C. (2017). Abnormal Psychology – AN Integrative Approach. 1st South African Edition, China: R.R. Donnelley: Cengage Learning.

 


BA Honours in Psychology and BA Honours in Psychology (BPsych Equivalent)

Psychological Assessment and Measurement
Foxcroft, C. & Roodt, G. (2018). An introduction to psychological assessment in the South African Context (5th ed.). Cape Town: Oxford University Press.


 

Research Methods and Statistics

Rakow, T. (2021) Research Methods For The Behavioural Sciences Frederick J Gravetter; Lori-Ann B. Forzano; 1st EMEA Edition

Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences. Frederick J. Gravetter; Larry B. Wallnau (2020).

Cengage Learning 10th Edition.

[Please note that both text books for RMS must be purchased. One will be used for quantitative and the other qualitative]

Community Psychology (Advanced)

All readings are available online

Psychopathology

Sadock,B., Sadock,V & Ruiz, P. (2015) Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry, USA: Williams & Wilkins.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th Edition, American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C.

Psychology Research Project

Gravetter, F. J. Forzano L. B. and Rakow, T. (2021). Research Methods for the Behavioural Sciences. Cengage Learning, EMEA Edition

Frederick J. Gravetter; Larry B. Wallnau (2020). Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences. Cengage Learning 10th Edition

Counselling Skills and Theories

Postings, T. (2021). Counselling Skills. United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.


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