Applied Psychology: New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers
Stewart Ian Donaldson, Dale E. Berger, Kathy Pezdek
Psychology Press, 2006 - Psychology - 345 pages
Applied Psychology demonstrates the power of applied psychology to promote human welfare and optimal human functioning as well as the vast career opportunities that exist for those with a psychology education. Some of the most eminent psychologists in the world today examine how psychological science is and can be used to prevent and ameliorate pressing human problems to promote positive social change.
Part one provides an overview of the history and rise of applied psychology. The second part provides examples of how psychological science has been, and can be used, to prevent and ameliorate human problems. Part three presents examples of cutting-edge research in applied psychology, while exploring non-traditional career opportunities. The contributors provide evidence for the range of career opportunities, discuss skill and educational requirements, and explore the quality of work life in a wide range of areas within psychology. Advice on what it takes to prepare for a rewarding career in applied psychology is also provided.
Intended as a supplement for courses in introductory or applied psychology, contemporary issues, professional development, social and organizational psychology, this book will also be a valued addition to campus career centers. Psychologists considering new career options will also appreciate this volume.
Other editions - View all
abuse Albert Bandura American Psychological Association analysis applied psychology applied research applied social areas assessment Bandura basic behavior Bridging Cultures career CBSM child chology Claremont Graduate University classroom clients clinical cognitive psychology conduct Consultant Crano Donaldson effects environmental ethnic minority evaluation science example experience experimental eyewitness family planning field findings forensic psychology Friedman health psychology human factors human factors psychology important improve individual intervention involved issues Journal jurors jury jury research knowledge Latino Lawrence Erlbaum Associates learning memory ment mental health norms one’s organizational organizations outcomes people’s population positive practices presented Press problems procedures promote psychological science Psychoneuroimmunology Pygmalion effects role Rosenthal scientific scientists settings skills social psychology society specific teachers theory tion tive trial understanding viewers York