The Psychology Major's Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview


Interested in the field of psychology? Read this handbook first. It provides you with the facts and insights you need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as useful tips to help you succeed as a psychology major. The first chapter introduces you to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. The second chapter helps you to assess your skills, abilities, and interests in order to choose a major. Subsequent chapter's help you succeed in college by offering you study tips as well as guidance on how to write literature reviews and empirical papers, and by showing you how to take an active role in your education. The final four chapters present information about career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels to help you make career decisions -- and concrete advice for seeking a job after graduation and/or applying to graduate school.
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"A brief, complete and very useful guide to successfully navigating the undergraduate psychology major and making decisions about further education and careers."

"Very approachable, comfortable text to read and use as a resource for three years of preparing for job and or graduate school during their undergraduate years. Answers questions for students they might not know to ask or might now ask until it is late in the process."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111302696
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: PSY 477 Preparation for Careers in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 126,355
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Tara L. Kuther, Ph.D., studied developmental psychology at Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is Professor of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology. She is a Fellow of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, and is active in the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research on Adolescence. Dr. Kuther is the author of over a dozen books in addition to THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK.
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Table of Contents


1. What Is Psychology? 2. How to Choose a Major: Is Psychology for You? 3. Take an Active Role in Your Education. 4. Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success. 5. Writing a Literature Review. 6. Writing an Empirical Paper. 7. What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology? 8. Finding a Job with Your Bachelor's Degree. 9. What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology? 10. Applying to Graduate School in Psychology. References. Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Perfect for the psych student!

    This book will really help the psych major explore the direction they want to take their career...Easy read with helpful exercises!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Must have for Psych majors going to Grad School!

    This book has so much helpful information! It is truly helping me to prepare for my graduate school education!

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