Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals / Edition 1

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals / Edition 1

by Jeffrey L. Helms, Daniel T. Rogers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405190639

ISBN-13: 9781405190633

Pub. Date: 08/30/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the United States today; however, students often remain confused about the different opportunities available to them in their chosen field of study. Not surprisingly, this lack of information can have devastating consequences, which can affect a student’s motivation and lead to a general

Overview

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the United States today; however, students often remain confused about the different opportunities available to them in their chosen field of study. Not surprisingly, this lack of information can have devastating consequences, which can affect a student’s motivation and lead to a general dissatisfaction with the major. Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals provides students with the essential information required to overcome any hurdles in the pursuit of a psychology degree.

With backgrounds in both academia and licensed psychology practice, the book’s co-authors present clear, concise, research-based information on the major subfields in the discipline and the strategies to employ for a successful undergraduate major. Making sure that students are fully prepared for graduate school or the job market after graduation, the authors instill a deeper and more informed perspective on the discipline and its associated opportunities.

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals is an invaluable resource for anyone at the outset of a career in psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405190633
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Boxes xviii

List of Tables xxi

Preface xxii

Acknowledgments xxiv

About the Website xxvi

Part I Majoring in Psychology 1

1 Why Major in Psychology? 3

2 Succeeding in College: Transitions, Strategies, and Resources 15

3 Succeeding in the Psychology Major: Adjustments, Common Difficulties, and Strategies 38

4 Assessing and Developing Career Goals 57

5 Using your Bachelor’s Degree: Preparing for the Job Market 76

6 The Preprofessional Degree: Preparing for Graduate School 102

7 The Preprofessional Degree: Applying to Graduate School 122

Part II The Subfields of Psychology 169

8 Careers in Research: Experimental, Developmental, Social, Cognitive, and Biopsychology 171

9 Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology 194

10 Careers in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology 217

11 Careers in Educational and School Psychology 248

12 Careers in Exercise and Sport Psychology 266

13 Careers in Health Psychology 283

14 Careers in Neuropsychology 298

15 Careers in Forensic Psychology 315

16 Careers in Academe 339

17 Assessing the Career Outlook for the Psychology Major 361

Index 371

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