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With coverage of important preparatory issues and the key psychology subfields, Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals provides undergraduate students with clear, concise, research-based information on strategies to begin a successful undergraduate career in psychology.

  • Provides the most comprehensive text on majoring in psychology currently available
  • Discusses the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and key steps to prepare for a job or graduate study in the field
  • Features brief topical contributions written by national figures in their respective subfields
  • Incorporates current data and research on diversity-related issues as well as guidance on how to ensure personality traits and abilities match the skills that potential career paths demand
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"It's pretty clear from the data that the future is bright in theseareas, and that our contributions to science and applied work arecontinuing to increases." (American Psychological Association, 2March 2011)

"This book looks at all aspects of a psychology career frombeing an undergraduate major through the weighty choice of a careerin neuropsychology and everything in between. This book would workwell as a textbook for a career planning course or for anindividual who is contemplating entering this field."(Suite101, August 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405190640
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,414,019
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey L. Helms is an Associate Professor of Psychology atKennesaw State University. His publications, research, and practiceinterests are predominantly in the areas of forensic psychology andthe scholarship of teaching. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Helmsmaintains a small private forensic and clinical consulting practicein Georgia. His clinical experience includes work in the communitymental health arena, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and multipleforensic environments. Dr. Helms is also a member of the AmericanPsychological Association and the American Psychology-Law Society.

Daniel T. Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Psychologyat Kennesaw State University. His publications, research, andpractice interests are in the areas of personality assessment,measurement, and interpersonal and psychodynamic theories. Dr.Rogers is a licensed psychologist. His clinical experience includeswork across the age spectrum and across levels of impairment, withemphasis on psychological assessment and psychodynamicinterventions. Dr. Rogers is a member of the American PsychologicalAssociation, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and theSociety for Personality Assessment.

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Table of Contents

Full Contents.

List of Boxes.

List of Tables.



Part I Majoring in Psychology.

1 Why Major in Psychology?

2 Succeeding in College.

3 Succeeding in the Psychology Major.

4 Assessing and Developing Career Goals.

5 Using Your Bachelor's Degree.

6 The Preprofessional Degree: Preparing for Graduate School.

7 The Preprofessional Degree: Applying to Graduate School.

Part II The Subfields of Psychology.

8 Careers in Research.

9 Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

10 Careers in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

11 Careers in Educational and School Psychology.

12 Careers in Exercise and Sport Psychology.

13 Careers in Health Psychology.

14 Careers in Neuropsychology.

15 Careers in Forensic Psychology.

16 Careers in Academe.

17 Assessing the Career Outlook for the Psychology Major.



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