ISBN-10:
130511843X
ISBN-13:
2901305118439
Pub. Date:
06/12/2015
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Psychology Major's Handbook / Edition 4

Psychology Major's Handbook / Edition 4

by Tara L. Kuther

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Psychology Major's Handbook / Edition 4

Kuther (psychology, Western Connecticut State U.) opens with a handy guide to the different schools within psychology and the differences among its various practitioners, and follows with practical advice about deciding on a major, developing tools for academic success, writing a literature review, writing an empirical paper, finding a job with a bachelor's degree, doing the same with a graduate degree, and applying to graduate school. Many of her observations apply to other majors as well, but Kuther is careful to keep psychology majors on track in terms of self-assessment (she includes journal exercises) and such important matters as the proper style guide to use in psychology and evolving attitudes and responses to the discipline itself. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 2901305118439
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

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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