Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor

Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor

by Tara L. Kuther
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433803461

ISBN-13: 9781433803468

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: American Psychological Association

What happens after you've been accepted into a psychology graduate program? How can you best prepare for the challenges ahead and make the most of your graduate school career? In Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor, author Tara L. Kuther offers her considerable knowledge and skills to help you master the complexities of graduate school and

Overview

What happens after you've been accepted into a psychology graduate program? How can you best prepare for the challenges ahead and make the most of your graduate school career? In Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor, author Tara L. Kuther offers her considerable knowledge and skills to help you master the complexities of graduate school and realize your goals. Kuther, a leading authority in professional and academic development, provides pragmatic, step-by-step advice for new graduate students on such essential topics as managing your money adapting to unspoken rules navigating departmental politics understanding how and where learning takes place maintaining personal and professional relationships thriving in practicum and internships developing an identity as a psychologist This "pocket mentor" will oversee your journey and provide authoritative encouragement as you change from a new student to a confident professional ready to contribute to the world through basic or applied research, academic appointments, or clinical work. This invaluable resource is enriched with handy tips, checklists, practice interview questions, teaching guidelines, dissertation strategies, sample CVs, and other practical visual aids.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433803468
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
269
Sales rank:
803,669
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Pragmatics of Graduate Student Life     3
Find an Apartment and a Roommate     3
Homeownership and Graduate School     7
Move to Your New Home     8
Beyond Loans for Funding: Graduate Assistantships     11
Do Work and Graduate School Mix?     14
Manage Your Money     16
Recommended Reading     18
Transition to Graduate School     19
Orientation to Graduate School     19
Understand How Graduate School Is Different     25
Adapt to the Game     28
How Learning Takes Place     31
Stages of Graduate School     34
Recommended Reading     37
The Daily Grind: How Graduate Students Spend Their Time     39
Coursework     39
Ongoing Activities of Graduate Students     43
The Big Picture     50
Recommended Reading     54
Self-Management for Graduate School and Beyond     55
Get Organized     55
Goal Setting and Time Management     64
Reduce Distractions and Eliminate Procrastination     70
Recommended Reading     72
Department Relationships: Mentors, Peers, and Politics     75
Relationships With Mentors     75
Peer Relationships     87
Department Politics     89
Recommended Reading     90
Relationships During Graduate School     91
Relationships With Friends and Family     91
Relationships With Graduate Student Friends and Lovers     93
Dating, Marriage, and Family During Graduate School     98
Recommended Reading     105
The Personal Demands of Graduate Study     107
Understanding and Managing Stress     107
Getting Along With Others and Managing Conflict     118
Recommended Reading     123
Thriving in Practicum and Internship     125
Practicum     125
Internship     128
Recommended Reading     142
Teaching     143
Preparing Your Course     144
Teaching Your Course     149
Interacting With Students     156
Balancing Professional and Personal Development     158
Recommended Reading     161
Writing the Dissertation     163
The Dissertation Proposal     164
The Dissertation      172
Recommended Reading     178
Finding Your Professional Voice     179
Professional Associations and Societies     179
Professional Conferences     182
Networking     184
Contributing to the Scholarly Literature     186
Recommended Reading     198
Developing an Identity as a Psychologist     201
Developmental Transitions Over the Course of Graduate Study     201
Developmental Transitions in the Mentor-Student Relationship     204
Developmental Transitions in Supervisory Relationships     208
Developing a Sense of Identity as a Psychologist     209
Promoting Professional Development     213
Recommended Reading     214
Career Moves for Emerging Psychologists     217
Constructing a Curriculum Vitae     217
Considering the Postdoctoral Fellowship     231
Getting a Job in Clinical Practice     232
Getting a Job in Academia     233
Considering Skills, Considering Careers     241
Recommended Reading     243
Afterword     245
References     247
Index     257
About the Author     269

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