Are you shopping for the perfect gift for a psychology student? The following are just a few of the educational, useful or fun gift ideas that are sure to please any psychology student.
Purchasing a textbook for a psychology student is always a great gift idea. Start by asking which books the student might need next semester, or check out our selection of some excellent books for psychology students.
This collection of 500 flash cards is designed to help students prepare for the AP psychology exam. Each card contains a term used on the AP exam with the definition or explanation on the opposite side of the card. Each card has a punch-hole in one corner so that students can arrange the cards in any order they choose on the metal key-ring-style card holder that is included with the set.
This amusing toy works like a Magic 8 Ball, except with a psychoanalytic twist. Ask your questions or share your dreams, and then give the ball a shake to get your answer. This tongue-in-cheek approach to Freudian therapy is sure to entertain.
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is statistical software often used by psychology and other social science students. Using this software package, students can perform a wide variety of statistical functions include frequencies, t-tests, ANOVA's, correlations and factor analysis. This software package would be a useful tool for any psychology student, but especially for those interested in becoming researchers or experimental psychologists.
These amusing slippers are sure to bring humor to any psychology student. According to the product description, Freud's tongue will move when you wiggle your toes. Freudian slippers are a slightly kooky and amusing gift that are available in both men's and women's sizes. Watch out for those Freudian slips!
10. A New Laptop Computer
If you really want to splurge, a new laptop computer would be a very useful gift. From taking notes to writing papers to running statistical programs, a laptop will help any student stay on top of their homework and assignments. Check out these buying guides from Mark Kyrnin, About.com's Guide to PC and Hardware Reviews: Best Laptops Under $650 and the Laptop PCs Buyer's Guide.