Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, Jan 1, 2004 - Psychology - 184 pages
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In Graduate Study in Psychology: Your Guide to Success author Tara Kuther takes the reader step-by-step through the graduate admissions process. She begins with posing the question of whether graduate school is right for everyone and the differences between pursuing a master's degree or a doctoral degree. The following chapters contain information regarding what graduate school is like, how to evaluate and choose the right graduate program for you, and what graduate schools are looking for in an applicant. Kuther also addresses how to improve an applicant's chances of getting selected for graduate school by improving credentials and obtaining research and applied experience during college. This book offers advice on how to seek financial aid to fund graduate education and a timetable for complying with admission application requirements. There are chapters that detail how to study for the Graduate Record Exam, how to write an admissions essay, how to prepare for interviews, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. Each chapter concludes with tips from graduate students about each challenge encountered. Graduate Study in Psychology closes with an appendix of resources and recommended readings and websites to help the reader at each stage of choosing, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 CONSIDERING GRADUATE SCHOOL
3
Chapter 2 LOCATING AND CHOOSING AMONG GRADUATE PROGRAMS
26
Chapter 4 OVERVIEW OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS
57
Chapter 5 THE GRADUATE RECORD EXAM
77
Chapter 6 PERSONAL STATEMENTS
89
Chapter 7 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
101
Chapter 9 THE INTERVIEW
120
Chapter 10 DECISION TIME
133
INDEX
181
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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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