Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You / Edition 2

Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You / Edition 2

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591477328

ISBN-13: 9781591477327

Pub. Date: 12/15/2006

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Career Paths in Psychology is a must-have resource for students contemplating a career in psychology, for psychologists considering switching between areas of psychology, and for professionals thinking of switching to psychology from another field. In this comprehensive anthology, authors selected for their distinction in their chosen careers offer their

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Career Paths in Psychology is a must-have resource for students contemplating a career in psychology, for psychologists considering switching between areas of psychology, and for professionals thinking of switching to psychology from another field. In this comprehensive anthology, authors selected for their distinction in their chosen careers offer their professional—and personal— perspectives on 19 different graduate-level careers in psychology. Few fields of study offer more career opportunities than does psychology, and readers will find thoughtful discussions, leavened with tips and insights gained fom personal experience, on the full range, including (to name only a few) academia, clinical psychology, health and school psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and government service. Each chapter discusses the nature of the career, its advantages and disadvantages, how to prepare for it, typical activities, ranges of financial compensation, opportunities for employment, and the personal attricutes needed for success in the career. "Day in the life" discussions give readers a glimpse into the prosaic realities, challenges, and rewards of each career that the lab or lecture hall rarely provides. Reprinted eight times since the publication of the first edition in 1997, Career Paths in Psychology is recognized as the "go-to" sourcebook for anyone seeking a candid portarait of different careers in this ever-changing field. The second edition has been expanded (discussions of five new careers added) and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591477327
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
214,086
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 3.40(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     3
Academia     7
Teaching, Research, and More: Psychologists in an Academic Career   Henry L. Roediger III     9
Learning About Learning: Psychologists in Schools of Education   Robert Calfee     35
Teaching the Managers of Tomorrow: Psychologists in Business Schools   Victor H. Vroom     51
Working as a Psychologist in a Medical School   Elena L. Grigorenko     69
Coming Full Circle: From Academe to Administration to Academe   Sharon Stephens Brehm     83
Clinical and Counseling Psychology     99
Clinical Psychologists in Independent Practice: Infinite Opportunities   Christine H. Farber   Daniel J. Abrahamson     101
Careers in Child Clinical Psychology   Jane Annunziata   Marc Nemiroff     119
The Diverse and Intriguing Career Opportunities for Counseling Psychologists   Melba J. T. Vasquez     135
Clinical Neuropsychology: Brain-Behavior Relationships   Paul L. Craig     161
Career Experiences of Clinical Psychologists Working in a Hospital   Brian P. Daly   Ronald T. Brown     179
A Variety of Organizations     201
Careers in Public Service: The Intersection of Science and Policy   Tamara M. Haegerich   Lynn Okagaki     203
Scientific Careers in Psychology in Government Service   Marc H. Bornstein     215
Promoting Positive School Environments: A Career in School Psychology   Mary Barringer   Adam Saenz     227
Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology as a Career: Improving Workforce Performance and Retention   John J. Pass     249
In the Halls of Business: Consulting Psychology as a Career   Judith S. Blanton     259
Diverse Areas of Psychology     279
Military Psychology: A Dynamic and Practical Application of Psychological Expertise   Debra L. Dunivin   M. Victoria Ingram     281
Health Psychology: Where Psychological Biological, and Social Factors Intersect   Kelly D. Brownell   Peter Salovey     307
A Psychologist in Managed Care: An Unexpected Career   Bruce L. Bobbitt     329
Improving Test Development, Use, and Research: Psychologists in Educational and Psychological Testing Organizations   Wayne J. Camara     343
Epilogue: Preparing for a Career in Psychology   Robert J. Sternberg     357
Index     363
About the Editor      375

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