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

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Overview

Career Paths in Psychology is the ideal guide for anyone contemplating a career in psychology: students, recent graduates, career-changers, or psychologists seeking new challenges. In this book, psychologists who have achieved great success in a variety of areas discuss their work: what got them into it, what they like and don't like about it, and what a typical work week is like in their chosen specialty. These psychologists offer advice, information, and the inspiration of their own career paths. They speak frankly about salaries and job opportunities and about what it takes to make it in their field.

Now, the career possibilities for psychologists are more varied and exciting than ever. As Career Paths in Psychology shows, the range of work available to psychologists goes far beyond the "traditional" roles of laboratory researcher or individual therapist. Among the careers discussed in these pages are the following: School psychology, Consulting psychology, Industrial/organizational psychology, Counseling psychology, Clinical psychology in hospitals, Military psychology, Public service, Psychology in academic careers, Health psychology, Psychology in managed care. The first edition of Career Paths in Psychology, released in 1997, has become an invaluable resource for students and instructors alike. This new, second edition-updated to reflect changes since that time and to highlight current trends in the field-contains five additional chapters on careers in medical schools, administration, child psychology, neuropsychology, and the government.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 237,057
  • 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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