Applying to Graduate School in Psychology Advice from Successful Students and Prominent Psychologists
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
|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|
|About the Editors|