The Psychology Major's Handbook

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Psychology - 256 pages
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This handbook, by Tara L. Kuther, offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as guidance to help them succeed in their psychology course. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. Subsequent chapters help students assess their skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented so students can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for them.
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Contents

What Is Psychology?
1
Choosing A Major Is Psychology For You?
16
Take An Active Role In Your Education
45
Study Tips Tools For Academic Success
71
Writing A Literature Review
98
Writing An Empirical Paper
123
What Can I Do With A Bachelors Degree In Psychology?
144
Finding A Job With Your Bachelors Degree
161
What Can I Do With A Graduate Degree In Psychology?
177
Applying To Graduate School In Psychology
193
References
225
Index
231
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About the author (2011)

Dr. Tara L. Kuther received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in developmental psychology and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology. She is an active member of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, and the Council for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Kuther is the author of several books in addition to CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY.

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