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Careers in Psychology : Opportunities in a Changing World

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780495090786

ISBN10:
0495090786
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/9/2006
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Are you considering a degree in psychology? CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY gives you exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology and prompts you to explore whether or not a major and career in psychology is a good fit for you. Salary and career information, advice on getting a job after graduation, and information on applying to graduate school in psychology help you make decisions about the career that is right for you. CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY is a must read for anyone majoring in psychology or considering the degree.

Table of Contents

Psychology's Diverse Career Opportunities
1(16)
What Is Psychology?
2(1)
Careers in Teaching, Research, and Practice
3(3)
Choosing a Major and Career
6(4)
Understand Your Interests, Skills, and Values
6(1)
Understand Your Personality
7(1)
Understand the Difference between a Major and a Career
8(2)
Make Informed Decisions
10(1)
Why Major in Psychology?
10(2)
Tips for Success
12(3)
Get to Know Professors
13(1)
Get Involved in Research
13(1)
Seek Internships and Practica
14(1)
Get Work Experience
14(1)
Engage in Extracurricular Activities
14(1)
Suggested Readings
15(1)
Web Resources
15(1)
Checklist: Is Psychology for You?
16(1)
Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology
17(16)
The Ivory Tower: Psychologists as Professors
18(4)
Research In and Out of the Ivory Tower
22(3)
Academia
22(1)
Industry
23(1)
Government
23(1)
Social Service Agencies and Nonprofits
24(1)
Preparation and Salary
25(1)
The Military
25(2)
Psychologists in the Military
26(1)
Advantages, Disadvantages, and Salary
26(1)
Publishing and Writing
27(3)
Book Publishing
28(1)
Writing
29(1)
Suggested Readings
30(1)
Web Resources
31(1)
Checklist: Is an Advanced Career in Psychology for You?
32(1)
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
33(17)
Clinical Psychology
34(1)
Counseling Psychology
35(2)
Other Mental Health Professions
36(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
37(3)
Human Services Worker
37(1)
Social Worker
38(1)
Substance Abuse Counselor
39(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
40(7)
Graduate Education and Training Considerations
40(5)
Practice
45(1)
Program Development and Evaluation
46(1)
Administration
46(1)
Suggested Readings
47(1)
Web Resources
48(1)
Checklist: Is Clinical or Counseling Psychology For You?
48(2)
School Psychology
50(11)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
51(3)
Teacher
52(1)
Child-Care Worker
53(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
54(5)
School Psychologist
54(4)
School Counselor
58(1)
Suggested Readings
59(1)
Web Resources
59(1)
Checklist: Is School Psychology for You?
60(1)
Legal and Forensic Psychology
61(15)
Psychology and Law: What Is It?
62(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
63(3)
Police Officer
63(1)
Correctional Officer
64(1)
Probation and Parole Officer
65(1)
Juvenile Detention Worker
66(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
66(8)
Correctional Psychology
67(1)
Forensic Examiner
68(2)
Police Psychology
70(1)
Trial Consultant
71(1)
Politics
72(2)
Suggested Readings
74(1)
Web Resources
74(1)
Checklist: Is Legal or Forensic Psychology for You?
75(1)
Health and Sport Psychology
76(14)
Health Psychology
77(1)
Sport Psychology
78(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
78(4)
Fitness Instructor and Recreational Worker
79(1)
Physical Education Teacher
80(1)
Recreational Therapist
80(1)
Occupational Therapy Assistant
81(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
82(6)
Health Psychologist
82(3)
Sport Psychologist
85(3)
Suggested Readings
88(1)
Web Resources
88(1)
Checklist: Is Health or Sport Psychology for You?
89(1)
Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology
90(13)
Biopsychology
91(1)
Cognitive Neuropsychology
92(1)
Clinical Neuropsychology
92(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
93(3)
Science Technician
93(1)
Psychiatric Technician
94(1)
Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician
94(1)
Pharmacy Technician
95(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
96(4)
Academia
96(1)
Research
97(1)
Applied Settings
98(2)
Suggested Readings
100(1)
Web Resources
101(1)
Checklist: Is Biopsychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, or Cognitive Neuropsychology for You?
101(2)
Industrial, Organizational, and Human Factors Psychology
103(17)
Industrial Psychology
104(2)
Selection and Placement
104(1)
Training and Development
104(1)
Performance Evaluation
105(1)
Laws and Litigation
105(1)
Organizational Psychology
106(1)
Job Satisfaction and Quality of Work Life
106(1)
Leadership
106(1)
Organizational Development
107(1)
Human Factors
107(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
108(4)
Human Resources
108(3)
Commercial or Industrial Design Assistant
111(1)
Administrative Assistant
111(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
112(5)
Human Resources
112(1)
Consultant
113(2)
Usability Specialist
115(1)
Environmental Designer
116(1)
Suggested Readings
117(1)
Web Resources
118(1)
Checklist: Is Work Psychology for You?
119(1)
Experimental, Cognitive, and Quantitative Psychology and Psychometrics
120(13)
Experimental Psychology
121(1)
Cognitive Psychology
121(1)
Quantitative Psychology
122(1)
Psychometrics
122(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
122(3)
Insurance Underwriter
123(1)
Computer Programmer
123(1)
Computer Support Specialist
124(1)
Budget Analyst
125(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
125(5)
Operations Research Analyst
125(1)
Systems Analyst
126(1)
Database Administrator
127(1)
Actuary
128(1)
Financial Analyst
128(1)
Data-Mining Professional
129(1)
Suggested Readings
130(1)
Web Resources
131(1)
Checklist: Are Experimental or Quantitative Areas of Psychology for You?
131(2)
Social and Consumer Psychology
133(13)
Social Psychology
134(1)
Consumer Psychology
134(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
135(5)
Advertising
135(2)
Real Estate
137(1)
Retail
138(1)
Public Relations
139(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
140(3)
Market Research
140(1)
Product Development
141(1)
Management
142(1)
Suggested Readings
143(1)
Web Resources
144(1)
Checklist: Is Social or Consumer Psychology for You?
145(1)
Developmental Psychology
146(12)
Developmental Psychology
147(1)
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree
148(2)
Gerontology Aide
148(1)
Careers in Nonprofit Organizations
149(1)
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree
150(5)
Scientist-Practitioner Careers
151(2)
Product Development and Media Consultant
153(1)
Social Policy Research
154(1)
Suggested Readings
155(1)
Web Resources
156(1)
Checklist: Is Developmental Psychology for You?
157(1)
Getting a Job After Graduation
158(15)
Skills and Abilities Sought by Employers
159(2)
Locating Positions
161(1)
Preparing a Resume
161(4)
Chronological Resume
162(1)
Functional Resume
163(2)
Cover Letter
165(1)
References
166(1)
The Interview
167(3)
Be Prepared
167(2)
Dress Appropriately
169(1)
Present Yourself Well
170(1)
The Job Offer
170(1)
Suggested Readings
171(1)
Web Resources
171(2)
Getting into Graduate School in Psychology
173(14)
Do You Need to Go to Graduate School?
174(1)
Sorting out the Letters: MA, PhD, and PsyD
175(3)
Master's Degree
175(2)
Doctoral Degrees
177(1)
Skills and Abilities Sought by Graduate Programs
178(1)
Applying to Graduate School
179(6)
The Application
179(1)
GRE General Test
179(1)
GRE Psychology Test
180(1)
Admissions Essays and Personal Statements
180(2)
Letters of Recommendation
182(1)
The Interview
183(2)
Suggested Readings
185(1)
Web Resources
185(1)
Checklist: Is Graduate School for You?
186(1)
References 187(14)
Index 201


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