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Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: Advice from Successful Students and Prominent Psychologists
     

Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: Advice from Successful Students and Prominent Psychologists

by Ian J. Wallace, Amanda C. Kracen
 

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ISBN-10: 1433803453

ISBN-13: 9781433803451

Pub. Date: 06/10/2008

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Applying to Graduate School in Psychology provides prospective graduate students with the insider knowledge needed to bolster their confidence and gain a competitive edge. This comprehensive resource shares personal accounts from both peer and expert perspectives to fully illustrate the ins and outs of applying and preparing for the graduate school experience. As

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Applying to Graduate School in Psychology provides prospective graduate students with the insider knowledge needed to bolster their confidence and gain a competitive edge. This comprehensive resource shares personal accounts from both peer and expert perspectives to fully illustrate the ins and outs of applying and preparing for the graduate school experience. As future professionals in psychology, readers will greatly benefit from the straightforward and personal guidance offered by the student and psychologist contributors. Potential applicants learn the commonalities and differences among diverse student experiences from a variety of academic institutions and programs. This student-to-student format offers familiarity and identification with those who have successfully enrolled in graduate programs across the country. Each chapter presents practical advice, key information, and encouragement, while describing the dos and don'ts of applying. In the psychologist-written essays, renowned professionals share their academic and career development stories and provide meaningful insight into the rewards and challenges of the field. The contributors' infectious passion for psychology will inspire readers to further their education and narrow down their program of choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433803451
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
06/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
653,160
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Foreword   Virginia Andreoli Mathie     xv
Preface     xix
Introduction   Amanda C. Kracen   Ian J. Wallace     3
An Overview of the Field of Psychology   Hector Y. Adames     9
A Snapshot of Psychology: The Personal and Professional Benefits I've Enjoyed   Gerald P. Koocher     28
Life as a Psychology Graduate Student   Hayal Z. Kackar     33
Graduate School: Advice for All Times   Elizabeth F. Loftus     51
Financial Considerations in Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Psychology   Ian J. Wallace     55
My Financial Considerations: The Varied Hats I've Worn   Melba J. T. Vasquez     78
Finding a Fit   Alison B. Breland     83
What to Look for in a Graduate Mentor: Ten Qualities to Find a Fit   Robert J. Sternberg     99
The Application Process   Kristine M. Molina     103
The Application Process From a Faculty Member's Perspective: How I Evaluate Applications   Clara E. Hill     124
Bolstering an Application   Sangeet S. Khemlani     129
Bolstering a Career: The Supports and Satisfactions of Networking   David G. Myers     146
Campus Visits and Interviewing   Darby E. Saxbe     151
Admissions Interviews From a Faculty Member's Perspective: The Challenge of Honest Self-Presentation   Hector F. Myers     167
Fielding Offers and Making a Final Decision   Amanda C. Kracen     173
Making Decisions: My Reflections on Graduate School and Career Choices   Roy F. Baumeister     190
What Happens If ...: Alternatives for Unsuccessful Applicants   Frank J. Corigliano     195
My Journey Overcoming Barriers: Identifying Alternatives and Pursuing Passions   James O. Prochaska     206
Recommended Resources     209
Glossary   Christina M. Grange     213
Index     221
About the Editors     235

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