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10 Great Psychology Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for the Psychology Students in Your Life

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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.

1. A Subscription to Psychology Today Magazine

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Psychology Today is a popular magazines that delves into a wide range of psychology topics. Psychology students are sure to enjoy learning more about some of the hottest topics in psychology as well as current issues facing students, teachers and therapists.
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2. A New Psychology Book

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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.

3. Psychology Quick Reference Poster

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This handy chart ensures that you'll have quick and easy access to important facts and information about psychology. A great gift idea for psychology students looking for something to spice up their office or dorm room.
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4. Porcelain Phrenology Head Statue

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Phrenology was a popular subject in the 19th-century that claimed to be able to determine a person's character by examining the bumps on their heads. Sure, it seems silly today, but this phrenology statue is a fun piece of psychology history and a great conversation starter.
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5. Barron's AP Psychology Flash Cards

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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.
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6. Sigmund Freud Poster

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This wall poster of the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud contains some of his best known quotes. If you're looking for a gift for a Freud fan, this would be a great option.
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7. Dr. Freud's Therapy Ball

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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.
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8. SPSS Student Edition

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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.
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9. Freudian Slippers

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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!
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10. A New Laptop Computer

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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.

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