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

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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.

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This is the second edition of this widely popular book which examines the current trends and career possibilities for those considering psychology as a career or for those currently in a psychology program. The last edition was published 10 years ago, and this is the perfect time for an update with all of the changes occurring in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the most accurate information on the 19 graduate-level careers available so readers can make an educated decision on where the field of psychology can take them. The book provides a realistic presentation as contributing authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen fields. Having such a reference is invaluable.
Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students and current psychologists are best served by this book as it provides the necessary information about the various careers. Current psychologists considering a change in scope will want to read this book. Undergraduates will benefit immensely from the wealth of information in helping them to pursue a graduate career in psychology. Graduate students may get the needed motivation to keep going in their chosen program or may realize they need to rethink their focus. The author and contributors each are credible in their chosen fields and provide priceless information expected for this book.
Features: An in-depth examination of 19 available careers in psychology is presented by experts in each of their chosen fields. Each author gives an unbiased, realistic view of what they do, how they got there, and why they are still there. The book is divided into four parts: academia, clinical and counseling psychology, various organizations, and diverse areas of psychology. The examples and real-life aspects in one book are a rare find.
Assessment: As the field of psychology is constantly in a state of change, students and current members of the field need a reliable source of career information that is better than having a personal advisor. This book is that reliable source.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591477327
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 12/15/2006
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 218,344
  • 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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