Applying to Graduate School in Psychology Advice from Successful Students and Prominent Psychologists

ISBN-10: 1433803453
ISBN-13: 9781433803451
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 235
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Applying to Graduate School in Psychology provides prospective graduate students with the insider knowledge needed to bolster their confidence and gain a competitive edge. This comprehensive resource shares personal accounts from both peer and expert perspectives to fully illustrate the ins and outs of applying and preparing for the graduate school experience. As future professionals in psychology, readers will greatly benefit from the straightforward and personal guidance offered by the student and psychologist contributors. Potential applicants learn the commonalities and differences among diverse student experiences from a variety of academic institutions and programs. This student-to-student format offers familiarity and identification with those who have successfully enrolled in graduate programs across the country. Each chapter presents practical advice, key information, and encouragement, while describing the dos and don'ts of applying. In the psychologist-written essays, renowned professionals share their academic and career development stories and provide meaningful insight into the rewards and challenges of the field. The contributors' infectious passion for psychology will inspire readers to further their education and narrow down their program of choice.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
An Overview of the Field of Psychology
A Snapshot of Psychology: The Personal and Professional Benefits I've Enjoyed
Life as a Psychology Graduate Student
Graduate School: Advice for All Times
Financial Considerations in Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Psychology
My Financial Considerations: The Varied Hats I've Worn
Finding a Fit
What to Look for in a Graduate Mentor: Ten Qualities to Find a Fit
The Application Process
The Application Process From a Faculty Member's Perspective: How I Evaluate Applications
Bolstering an Application
Bolstering a Career: The Supports and Satisfactions of Networking
Campus Visits and Interviewing
Admissions Interviews From a Faculty Member's Perspective: The Challenge of Honest Self-Presentation
Fielding Offers and Making a Final Decision
Making Decisions: My Reflections on Graduate School and Career Choices
What Happens If ...: Alternatives for Unsuccessful Applicants
My Journey Overcoming Barriers: Identifying Alternatives and Pursuing Passions
Recommended Resources
Glossary
Index
About the Editors

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