Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World

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Cengage Learning, Feb 9, 2009 - Psychology - 216 pages
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Drs. Kuther and Morgan have written this text in growing response from the field to fulfill student and faculty needs for information about the careers available in psychology at the bachelor's and graduate level. Many students taking a first course in psychology are unaware of the breadth of psychology and its many sub disciplines; this text gives students exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology. Students will learn about careers and choices that they may never have considered. This text will help prospective and current students appreciate and evaluate their interest in pursuing a wide range of career opportunities available with a degree in psychology.
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User Review  - GlitteratureGeek - LibraryThing

I didn't particularly like this book. I wouldn't have bought it, but I had to for a class. Some of the information is dated or very brief--you can find more detailed information about specific careers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

It's been a while since I read this but it's an example of the stupidity of the modern higher education system. The book recommends a 4-year psychology degree for retail salespeople and real estate ... Read full review

Contents

Choosing a Major and Career
1
Getting a Job After Graduation
19
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
33
School Psychology
47
Legal and Forensic Psychology
58
Health Psychology
72
Sport Psychology
81
Biopsychology Cognitive Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
90
Experimental Cognitive and Quantitative Psychology and Psychometrics
118
Social and Consumer Psychology
131
Developmental Psychology
142
Graduatelevel Careers in Psychology
154
Getting into Graduate School in Psychology
168
References
180
Index
190
Copyright

Careers for Students with Interests in Industrial Organizational and Human Factors Psychology
101

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About the author (2009)

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.

Dr. Robert D. Morgan received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in counseling psychology after completing his predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology in the department of psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dr. Morgan is currently the Co-Associate Chair of Psychology and Assistant Professor in the Counseling Division at Texas Tech University.

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