Thursday, 09 October 2014
A textbook co-authored by a University of Worcester expert has topped an Amazon bestseller chart.
Forensic Psychology, by Dr Dean Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Worcester, and Dr Laura Caulfield, is currently the top-selling forensic medicine title on the website.
The book is part of a suite of texts – Psychology Express – to which all Psychology academics of the University of Worcester have contributed, and which aims to guide undergraduate students through their studies and the early years of their career.
Forensic Psychology enables students to develop an understanding of key concepts, research and critical issues, while also offering advice on exam and assessment techniques.
Dr Wilkinson explains: “This text has been written with the student in mind; it presents a careful balance of content, coached critical thinking and assessment guidance to support students studying any forensic psychology module.”
One of those who has already benefited from applying messages in the textbook to her studies is BSc Forensic Psychology student Alice Hobbins. She says: “Having much anticipated this latest instalment from the Psychology Express series, I am not at all disappointed.
“The content is thorough and engaging with useful revision tips and guidelines throughout, making it a must-have for students at any level of their degree.”
Dr Tim Jones, Head of Psychology at the University of Worcester and co-author of another title in the Psychology Express series: Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, believes that the success of Dr Wilkinson’s book in particular illustrates the support network in place to aid Psychology students at the University.
“The fact that Dr Wilkinson’s textbook is a bestseller is testament to the high quality academic standard and rigour that we apply at the University of Worcester, and the support that we provide to our students by producing a suite of texts clearly aimed at supporting their academic studies,” Dr Jones said.