Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World

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Cengage Learning, Feb 11, 2012 - Psychology - 216 pages
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This text addresses the growing need among students and faculty 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 them exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology--including choices that students 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
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
19
School Psychology
37
Legal and Forensic Psychology
50
Health Psychology
66
Sport Psychology
76
Biopsychology Cognitive Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
86
Interests in Industrial Organizational and Human Factors Psychology
98
Social and Consumer Psychology
130
Developmental Psychology
143
Getting a Job after Graduation
156
GraduateLevel Careers in Psychology
171
Getting into Graduate School in Psychology
185
Epilogue
199
References
201
Index
211

Experimental Cognitive and Quantitative Psychology
115

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About the author (2012)

Tara L. Kuther, Ph.D., studied developmental psychology at Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is Professor of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology. She is a Fellow of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, and is active in the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research on Adolescence. Dr. Kuther is the author of over a dozen books in addition to THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK.

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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