The insider's guide to the psychology major: everything you need to know about the degree and profession

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American Psychological Association, Jun 15, 2010 - Education - 126 pages
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Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors. To gain an edge and get ahead, current and prospective psychology majors need access to insider knowledge. This book provides an overview of the psychology major, subdisciplines within the field, graduate programs and the admissions process, career opportunities for all degree types, internships, and free resources for students. To make the process more interactive and proactive, students will benefit from the handy assessments, timelines, exercises, tips on enhancing employability, testimonials from students and professionals, and recommended resources, including websites, journals, and conferences. Like a good mentor, this book expertly motivates and empowers students to be proactive in exploring their educational and career options. Whether the ultimate goal is to enter the workforce or graduate school, following this insider guidance will save undergraduates time and increase their chances of success.

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Contents

Tapping Into Valuable Resources
15
How Do You Become a Psychologist?
27
What Jobs Can You Attain With a Bachelors Degree
47
Graduate School
61
Getting RealWorld PsychologyRelated Experience
79
Psychology Careers in Research and Practice
91
scholarly journals
107
references
113
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
125
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About the author (2010)

William Buskist is Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology and Alumni Professor at Auburn University. Together with Steve Davis, he has edited two volumes on the teaching of psychology: T"he Teaching of Psychology: Essays in Honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer" (2003) and "Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology "(Blackwell, 2006).

Caroline Burke is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton College. Her teaching focus is in the areas of clinical/counseling psychology, gender, and human sexuality. In 2004, she received Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts Instructional Excellence Award.

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