Psychology Major's Handbook

ISBN-10: 0534533876
ISBN-13: 9780534533878
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Tara L. Kuther
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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 chapters 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. Additional 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. This text makes a great addition to any course in psychology, and can be bound into any Wadsworth textbook for a customized text!!

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 THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Dear Student
What Is Psychology?
Chapter Guide
The Scope of Psychology
Subfields within Psychology
Differences among Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, and Social Workers
Overview of The Psychology Major's Handbook
Suggested Reading
Web Resources
Is Psychology for You?
Chapter Guide
Journaling to Self-Awareness
Self-Assessment
Deciding on Psychology
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Take an Active Role in Your Education
Chapter Guide
Recognize the Covert Curriculum
Develop Professional Relationships with Faculty
The Importance of a Mentor
Opportunities for Activity: Research Experience
Research Outlets: Presentations and Publications
Field Experience: Internships and Practica
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success
Chapter Guide
Self-Awareness: The Key to Success
Time Management
Reading: Tips for Improving Comprehension and Efficiency
Note-Taking Tips
Study Tips
Test-Taking Tips
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Writing a Literature Review Paper
Chapter Guide
What Is a Literature Review?
Selecting a Topic
Reading
Recording Your Research: Take Notes
Writing Your Paper
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Writing an Empirical Paper
Chapter Guide
APA Style: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Structure of the Empirical Paper
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Sample Paper
What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?
Chapter Guide
Goals of Undergraduate Education in Psychology
Skills and Abilities Sought by Employers
Jobs for Psychology Majors
Acquire Useful Skills and Enhance Your Employability
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Finding a Job with Your Bachelor's Degree
Chapter Guide
Finding Job Openings
Completing Job Applications
Preparing Your Resume
Writing the Cover Letter
Interviewing
Getting a Job Offer
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology?
Chapter Guide
Reasons for Pursing a Graduate Degree
Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology
The Master's Degree
The Doctoral Degree
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercises
Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
Chapter Guide
Should You Go to Graduate School?
Applying to Graduate School
The Application
Being Accepted
Dealing with Rejection
Suggested Readings
Web Resources
Journal Exercise
References

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