Psychology As a Major: Is It Right for Me and What Can I Do with My Degree? / Edition 1

Psychology As a Major: Is It Right for Me and What Can I Do with My Degree? / Edition 1

by Donna E. Palladino Schultheiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433803364

ISBN-13: 9781433803369

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Anyone considering psychology as an undergraduate major needs to read this book. Author Donna Schultheiss provides a comprehensive strategy aimed at helping undergraduates use self-exploration tools to decide if psychology is the right major for them. She offers a detailed, reader-friendly explanation of psychology and its subfields and an examination of the

Overview

Anyone considering psychology as an undergraduate major needs to read this book. Author Donna Schultheiss provides a comprehensive strategy aimed at helping undergraduates use self-exploration tools to decide if psychology is the right major for them. She offers a detailed, reader-friendly explanation of psychology and its subfields and an examination of the importance of diversity and multiculturalism in present-day practice. Throughout, Schultheiss draws heavily on the vocational psychology literature, giving readers intellectual and practical exposure to the tools of the field. Experiential and self-assessment exercises help readers focus their thinking, and strategies for decision making and stress management aid them in coming to terms with this important life decision. After finishing this book, readers will have a comprehensive picture of the opportunities psychology offers as a field of study and a career, and will also come to a greater understanding of themselves and their personal motivations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433803369
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
881,866
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


List of Exhibits and Tables     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     3
What Is Psychology?     7
What Is an Undergraduate Major in Psychology All About?     25
How Do I Know if Psychology Is a Good Match for Me?     39
What if I Need Help Deciding?     73
Handling the Stress Associated With Important Life Decisions     85
Getting the Most Out of My Major in Psychology     99
Strength in Diversity     117
Life After College: The World of Work for Psychology Majors     131
Is Graduate School for Me?     155
Epilogue     183
References     185
Index     195
About the Author     205

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