Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You

Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You

by Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)

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Now in its third edition, this bestselling volume has set the standard for students seeking to find an exciting career in psychology. Its comprehensive coverage spans more careers than ever, with the vast majority of chapters new to this edition.
An advanced degree in psychology offers an extremely wide range of rewarding and well-compensated career opportunities. Amidst all the choices, this book will help future psychologists find their optimal career path. The chapters describe 30 different graduate-level careers (i.e., careers for those holding a PhD, EdD, or PsyD) in three distinct areas of endeavor: academia, clinical and counseling psychology, and specialized settings such as for-profit businesses, nonprofits, the military, and schools. Each chapter explores a different career, and describes typical daily activities, the approximate range of compensation, advantages and disadvantages of the career, opportunities for employment and advancement, and how to plan one’s educational experiences to prepare for this specialty. The authors—all highly accomplished professionals—were selected for their years of experience, their distinction in their field, and their ability to communicate their passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433823107
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 584
Sales rank: 751,048
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction 3

I Academia 7

1 Psychologists in University Departments of Psychology or Psychological Science Henry L. Roediger, III 9

2 Psychologists in College Departments of Psychology or Psychological Science Janet Davidson 33

3 Psychologists in Schools of Education Kenji Hakuta 51

4 Psychologists in Schools of Business Adam D. Galinsky Malia F. Mason Joel Brockner 63

5 Psychologists in Medical Schools Aric A. Prather Elissa S. Epel 73

6 Psychologists in Law Schools Barbara A. Spellman Jennifer K. Robbennolt 87

7 Psychologists in Schools of Public Policy Jennifer S. Lerner 103

II Clinical and Counseling Psychology 119

8 Clinical Psychologists in Independent Practice Christine H. Farber 121

9 Psychologists Specializing in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology Jane Annunziata Marc Nemiroff 137

10 Geropsychologists: Psychologists Specializing in Aging Gregory A. Hinrichsen Michele J. Karel 155

11 Clinical Neuropsychologists Paul L. Craig 169

12 Counseling Psychologists Melba J. T. Vasquez Puncky Paul Heppner 189

13 Psychologists Specializing in Psychopharmacology Joseph E. Comaty 211

14 Psychologists Specializing in Rehabilitation Psychology Joseph F. Rath Hilary Bertisch Timothy R. Elliott 227

III Specialized Settings 245

15 Psychologists Working in Independently Funded Research Centers and Institutes Rebecca M. Puhl Marlene B. Schwartz 247

16 Forensic Psychologists Natalie M. Anumba Ira K. Packer 259

17 Sport Psychologists John P. Sullivan David B. Coppel Sam Maniar Antoinette M. Minniti 273

18 Media Psychologists Pamela Rutledge 291

19 Consulting and Organizational Psychologists Judith S. Blanton 309

20 Psychologists in Management Bruce L. Bobbin 329

21 Consumer Psychologists Anne E. Beall 341

22 Psychologists in the Publishing World Gary R. VandenBos Rosemarie I. Sokol-Chang 357

23 Psychologists Writing Textbooks Laura E. Berk Sean W. Wakely 367

24 Military Psychologists Paul T. Bartone Ann T. Landes 387

25 Police and Public Safety Psychologists David M. Corey 409

26 Psychologists Giving Grants Through Nonprofits Lonnie R. Sherrod 421

27 Psychologists Giving Grants Through Government Organizations William M. P. Klein Rebecca A. Ferrer Sally S. Dickerson 437

28 Psychologists in Educational Testing and Measurement Organizations Wayne J. Camara 449

29 School Psychologists Mary S. Barringer Shantina R. Dixon 469

30 Psychologists Pursuing Scientific Research in Government Service Marc H. Bernstein 487

Epilogue: Preparing for a Career in Psychology 499

Index 505

About the Editor 523

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