Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Self Study Question

CassieL1CassieL1 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited October 2011 in AP Tests Preparation
Hey everyone, just a quick question. I'm going to self-study psychology this year and want to use a textbook, even though I know a lot of people say they just use a study guide like barron's. For my textbook, I want to use a David Myers book as they seem to be the best. I don't want to spend too much money, though, so do you think it would be okay if I used a used an 8th edition from 2006 instead of the new 9th edition of Psychology from 2010? I'll still use Barron's as a side guide, too. Thanks!
Post edited by CassieL1 on

Replies to: Self Study Question

  • bobtheboybobtheboy Registered User Posts: 2,216 Senior Member
    You really don't need a textbook if you already have a study guide for the AP test. That said, you will learn more in-depth about psychology itself from the textbook even though the study book is more than enough to easily ace the AP test. So, it doesn't really matter which textbook you get since you can get a 5 either way with the study guide. Anyway, there isn't that much difference between the two editions. Short answer: yes, 8th instead of 9th is fine.
  • CassieL1CassieL1 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Okay, thanks! I did buy the book, but haven't started studying yet.. which leads to my other question. If you're self-studying, about when should you start? The AP tests are in May and I don't like to cram everything in, so I was assuming November, but wanted to see what everyone else thought.
This discussion has been closed.