In an earlier post I suggested starting a Psychology book club to broaden student’s horizons (see earlier book suggestions).
My next suggested title for a Psychology reading club is Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat (Piacdor). This best seller is perfect to encourage academic reading as the collection of true stories with neurologist Sacks’ unusual patients at the heart is a great read. “The Man Who Fell out of Bed” tells the tale of a patient who repeatedly fell out of bed onto the floor every time he discovered a severed leg in his bed and attempted to grab hold of it and throw it out of the bed. The leg, of course, was his but due to a neurological deficit he did not recognising this limb as his own. This is exactly the sort of Psychology that attracted me to study at degree level and disappointingly not a feature of A Level studies.