The Psychology Major's Handbook

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Thomson Learning/Wadsworth, 2003 - Psychology - 204 pages
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THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, and to succeed in psychology. The author encourages the student to become an active learner and take control of his or her education and future. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within psychology. It also provides information on the wide range of settings in which psychologists work. Subsequent chapter's help students assess their skills, abilities, and interests, as well as develop habits and strategies that promote success in psychology classes. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented so students can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for them. Other chapters discuss the world after college including detailed suggestions on how to find a job with a B.A., and how to apply to graduate school.

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter 3
28
Tools for Academic Success
47
Writing a Literature Review Paper
68
Writing an Empirical Paper
89
What Can I Do with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology?
105
Chapter
8
Finding a Job with Your Bachelors Degree
123
What Is a Literature Review?
69
Reading
78
Structure of the Empirical Paper
91
Web Resources
98
Chapter 7
105
Jobs for Psychology Majors
112
Acquire Useful Skills and Enhance Your Employability
120
Completing Job Applications
124

Chapter 9
142
Chapter 10
170
Suggested Reading
9
Suggested Readings
23
Research Experience
36
Suggested Readings
45
Time Management
50
NoteTaking Tips
57
TestTaking Tips
63
Interviewing
133
Web Resources
139
GraduateLevel Careers in Psychology
146
The Doctoral Degree
161
Suggested Readings
167
Applying to Graduate School
175
The Application
183
Being Accepted
192
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