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

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Overview

Anyone considering psychology as an undergraduate major needs to read this book. Schultheiss provides a comprehensive strategy aimed at helping undergraduates use self-exploration tools to decide if psychology is the right major for them and learn how to get the most from their education. 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. Chapters on the world of work for psychology majors and the options for graduate study fill out the strategy. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433803369
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,443,046
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of exhibits and tables

1 What Is Psychology? 7

2 What Is an Undergraduate Major in Psychology All About? 25

3 How Do I Know if Psychology Is a Good Match for Me? 39

4 What if I Need Help Deciding? 73

5 Handling the Stress Associated With Important Life Decisions 85

6 Getting the Most Out of My Major in Psychology 99

7 Strength in Diversity 117

8 Life After College: The World of Work for Psychology Majors 131

9 Is Graduate School for Me? 155

References 185

Index 195

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