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Custom Enrichment Module: The Psychology Major's Handbook

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Summary

The information you need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career is found in this handbook--as are useful tips that will help you succeed in their psychology course. The first chapter introduces you to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within psychology. Subsequent chapters help you assess your skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities are presented so you can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for you.

Author Biography

Tara L. Kuther is an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult development

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxi
Dear Student xxii
Chapter 1 What Is Psychology? 1(12)
Chapter Guide
1(1)
The Scope of Psychology
2(5)
Clinical Psychology
3(1)
Counseling Psychology
4(1)
Developmental Psychology
4(1)
Educational Psychology
4(1)
Experimental Psychology
5(1)
Forensic Psychology
5(1)
Health Psychology
5(1)
Human Factors Psychology
5(1)
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
6(1)
Neuropsychology
6(1)
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
6(1)
Social Psychology
6(1)
School Psychology
7(1)
Differences Among Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Counselors
7(1)
Psychologist
7(1)
Psychiatrist
8(1)
Social Worker
8(1)
Counselor
8(1)
Ethics in Psychology
8(1)
Overview of The Psychology Major's Handbook
9(2)
Exercise 1.1: Psychology in the Media
10(1)
Exercise 1.2: Internet Scavenger Hunt
10(1)
Suggested Readings
11(1)
Web Resources
11(1)
American Psychological Association
11(1)
About Psychology
11(1)
Psychology: Scientific Problem Solvers...Carvers for the 21st Century
11(1)
Psych Web
12(1)
Classics in the History of Psychology
12(1)
Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology
12(1)
Chapter 2 Choosing a Major: Is Psychology for You? 13(18)
Chapter Guide
13(1)
Writing and Self-Awareness
14(2)
Why Write?
15(1)
Starting a Journal
16(1)
What Should You Write About?
16(1)
When Should You Write?
17(1)
Self-Assessment
17(10)
Assess Your Personality and Attitudinal Traits
18(5)
Exercise 2.1: Assessing Your Personality Traits
18(5)
Assess Your Skills and Abilities
23(1)
Exercise 2.2: Assess Your Skills
23(1)
Assess Your Interests
24(1)
Values
25(1)
Putting It All Together
25(3)
CHECKLIST 2.1: Steps in Choosing a Major
26(1)
Deciding on Psychology
27(1)
Suggested Readings
28(1)
Web Resources
28(1)
Career Assessment
28(1)
Self-Directed Search
28(1)
About Web Logs
28(1)
Writing the Journey
29(1)
Career Key
29(1)
Journal Exercises
29(2)
My Questions
29(1)
Journal Reflection
29(1)
Life's Pleasures
29(1)
Why College?
30(1)
Chapter 3 Take an Active Role in Your Education 31(26)
Chapter Guide
31(1)
Consider Your Goal: What Are You Really Learning in College?
32(4)
Communication Skills
32(1)
Reading Skills
33(1)
Listening and Note-Taking Skills
33(1)
Memory, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving Skills
33(1)
Organizational and Time Management Skills
34(1)
Self-Management Skills
34(1)
Technology Skills
35(1)
Develop Professional Relationships with Faculty
36(7)
Why?
36(3)
Quiz 3.1: Do You Display Appropriate In- and Out-of-Class Behavior?
36(2)
CHECKLIST 3.1: What Not to Do: Behaviors That Most Faculty Abhor
38(1)
Your Academic Advisor
39(1)
CHECKLIST 3.2: Advising Checklist
39(1)
The Importance of a Mentor
40(3)
CHECKLIST 3.3: Choosing an Effective Mentor
42(1)
Active Learning Outside the Classroom
43(11)
Research Experience
43(9)
CHECKLIST 3.4: Checklist for Preparing Effective Paper Presentations
46(1)
CHECKLIST 3.5: Tips for Preparing Effective Poster Presentations
47(5)
Field Experience: Internships and Practica
52(1)
Involvement in Organizations
53(1)
Suggested Readings
54(1)
Web Resources
55(1)
Academic Skills Center
55(1)
Psi Chi
55(1)
Becoming an Active Learner
55(1)
Journal Exercises
55(2)
My Advisor
55(1)
Relationships With Faculty
56(1)
Finding a Mentor
56(1)
My College Career
56(1)
Chapter 4 Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success 57(25)
Chapter Guide
57(2)
Self-Awareness: The Key to Success
59(2)
Exercise 4.1: Study Skills Assessment
59(2)
Time Management
61(6)
Quiz 4.1: Time Management Quiz
61(1)
Benefits of Time Management
62(2)
Take Control of Your Time
64(3)
Reading: Tips for Improving Comprehension and Efficiency
67(3)
Preview the Text
67(1)
SQ3R Method
68(1)
Additional Tips
69(1)
Getting the Most Out of Lectures: Note-Taking Tips
70(2)
Be Selective
70(1)
Determine the Main Points
70(1)
Prepare for Listening and Learning
71(1)
Mechanics of Note Taking
71(1)
Study Tips
72(4)
Study Environment
72(2)
Quiz 4.2: Study Environment Quiz
73(1)
Get Organized
74(1)
Prepare for Tests
74(2)
Test-Taking Tips
76(3)
Preview Your Test: Read Everything
76(1)
Multiple-Choice Tests
76(1)
Essay Tests
77(1)
General Suggestions
78(1)
Learn From Returned Tests
79(1)
Suggested Readings
79(1)
Web Resources
80(1)
Study Tips
80(1)
Interactive Study Tips
80(1)
How to Study
80(1)
Learning Strategies: Maximizing Your Academic Experience
80(1)
Journal Exercises
80(2)
I'm at My Best When...
80(1)
Analyzing My Time
81(1)
Ideal Day
81(1)
Evaluating Time Management Strategies
81(1)
Chapter 5 Writing a Literature Review 82(24)
Chapter Guide
82(1)
What Is a Literature Review?
83(1)
Selecting a Topic
84(9)
Where to Look for Topics
84(3)
Begin Reading Now
87(3)
Choose an Interesting Topic
90(1)
Choose an Appropriate Match to Your Abilities
91(1)
Narrow Your Topic
91(2)
Exercise 5.1: Using PsychINFO
92(1)
Reading
93(3)
Define Your Purpose
93(1)
Hints on Reading
94(2)
Recording Your Research: Take Notes
96(4)
How to Take Notes
96(1)
Avoid Plagiarism
97(3)
Exercise 5.2: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
99(1)
Writing Your Paper
100(4)
Organize Your Ideas
100(1)
Prepare an Outline
100(1)
Write
101(1)
Revise
102(2)
CHECKLIST 5.1: Literature Review Checklist
103(1)
Suggested Readings
104(1)
Web Resources
104(1)
Writing in Psychology
104(1)
Writing a Review Article for Psychological Bulletin
104(1)
Writing a Psychology Literature Review
104(1)
PsycINFO Guide
104(1)
Plagiarism Tutorial
104(1)
What Is Plagiarism?
105(1)
Journal Exercises
105(1)
How I Feel About Writing
105(1)
What I Like to Write
105(1)
My Habits
105(1)
Chapter 6 Writing an Empirical Paper 106(18)
Chapter Guide
106(1)
APA Style: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
107(1)
Structure of an Empirical Paper
108(7)
Title
108(1)
Abstract
109(1)
Introduction
109(2)
Method
111(1)
Results
112(1)
Discussion
112(1)
References
113(2)
Conclusion
115(1)
Exercise 6.1: Understanding Journal Articles
115(1)
Suggested Readings
116(1)
Web Resources
116(1)
APA Style Online
116(1)
Writing the Empirical Journal Article
116(1)
The Elements of Style
117(1)
How to Write a Research Report in Psychology
117(1)
APA Style Guide Resources
117(1)
Journal Exercises
117(1)
My Rationale
117(1)
My Findings
117(1)
Implications
117(1)
If I Could Do It All Over
117(1)
Chapter 6 Appendix: Sample Paper
118(6)
Chapter 7 What Can I Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology? 124(20)
Chapter Guide
124(1)
Goals of an Undergraduate Education in Psychology
125(3)
Skills and Abilities Sought by Employers
128(3)
Jobs for Psychology Majors
131(7)
Positions in Business Settings
132(2)
Positions in Social Service Settings
134(3)
Salary Information
137(1)
Alumni Satisfaction
138(1)
Acquire Useful Skills and Enhance Your Employability
138(3)
Exercise 7.1: Career Research Exercise
140(1)
Exercise 7.2: Planning for Your Future
141(1)
Suggested Readings
141(1)
Web Resources
142(1)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
142(1)
Occupational Information Network Resource Center
142(1)
Psychology Careers for the 21st Century
142(1)
Careers in Psychology
142(1)
Pursuing Psychology Career Page
142(1)
Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology
142(1)
Journal Exercises
143(1)
My Dream Job
143(1)
My Strengths and Weaknesses
143(1)
Chapter 8 Finding a Job With Your Bachelor's Degree 144(18)
Chapter Guide
144(1)
Finding Job Openings
145(1)
Completing Job Applications
145(1)
Preparing Your Résumé
146(5)
CHECKLIST 8.1: Skills and Qualities That Employers Seek
146(1)
Chronological Résumé
147(4)
Functional Résumé
151(1)
Formatting and Style
151(1)
CHECKLIST 8.2: Résumé Checklist
151(1)
Writing a Cover Letter
152(3)
CHECKLIST 8.3: Cover Letter Checklist
154(1)
Interviewing
155(4)
Prepare
155(2)
What to Wear
157(1)
During the Interview
158(1)
Thank-You Note
158(1)
Thinking About a Job Offer
159(1)
Suggested Readings
159(1)
Web Resources
160(1)
Job Hunter's Bible
160(1)
Quintessential Careers
160(1)
College Grad Job Hunter
160(1)
JobWeb
160(1)
MonsterTrak.com
160(1)
Journal Exercises
160(2)
Who Am I?
160(1)
Thinking Ahead
161(1)
Interview Preparation
161(1)
Chapter 9 What Can I Do With a Graduate Degree in Psychology? 162(29)
Chapter Guide
162(1)
Reasons for Pursuing a Graduate Degree: Skills Obtained Through Graduate Study
163(3)
Specialized Knowledge of Psychology and Appreciation of Multiple Perspectives
164(1)
Thinking and Problem-Finding, Problem Definition, and Problem-Solving Skills
164(1)
Information Acquisition, Management, and Synthesis
165(1)
Methodological and Quantitative Skills
165(1)
Planning and Leadership Skills
165(1)
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Awareness and Agility
165(1)
Reading, Writing, and Communication Skills
166(1)
Application
166(1)
Adaptability
166(1)
Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology
166(5)
Exercise 9.1: Exploring Psychology Specializations
167(1)
Teaching Careers
167(1)
Research Careers
168(1)
Applied Careers
168(3)
The Master's Degree
171(9)
Exercise 9.2: Practicing With a Master's Degree
173(1)
Why Seek a Master's Degree?
173(1)
Master's Degrees in Psychology
174(1)
Master's Degrees in Related Fields
175(3)
Job Outlook for Holders of Master's Degrees in Psychology and Related Fields
178(1)
Where Are Holders of Master's Degrees Employed?
178(1)
Are Master's Degree Recipients Satisfied With Their Positions?
178(1)
How Useful Was Graduate Training?
179(1)
What Can You Expect to Earn With a Master's Degree?
179(1)
The Doctoral Degree
180(4)
Doctoral Degrees: PhD, PsyD, and EdD
181(3)
Employment Outlook for Doctoral-Level Psychologists
184(5)
Where Are New Psychologists employed?
184(1)
Are Doctoral Degree Recipients Satisfied With Their Positions?
184(1)
How Useful Is Graduate Training?
185(1)
What Can You Expect to Earn With a Doctoral Degree?
185(1)
Cautions for Clinicians: The Changing Roles of Psychologists
186(3)
Suggested Readings
189(1)
Web Resources
189(1)
Interesting Careers in Psychology
189(1)
Fields of Psychology
189(1)
Early Career Psychologists
190(1)
Psychology Careers for the 21st Century
190(1)
Alternative Careers
190(1)
Journal Exercises
190(1)
Is Graduate School Necessary?
190(1)
Other Applications
190(1)
Chapter 10 Applying to Graduate School in Psychology 191(37)
Chapter Guide
191(1)
Should You Go to Graduate School?
192(4)
• Quiz 10.1: Is Graduate School for You?
196(1)
Costs of Graduate Study
197(1)
Keys to Graduate School Admission Success
197(1)
Choosing Graduate Programs
198(8)
PhD vs. PsyD
198(1)
Clinical vs. Counseling Psychology
199(3)
Quiz 10.2: Do You Really Want to Work With People?
200(2)
Training Models 201 Consider Your Priorities
202(1)
Gather Program Information
202(1)
Evaluate Programs
203(8)
CHECKLIST 10.1: Characteristics of a Quality PhD Program
204(2)
What Do Graduate Programs Want?
206(1)
The Application
207(4)
The Graduate Record Exam General Test
211(5)
Overview
211(1)
Verbal Section of the GRE
212(1)
Quantitative Section of the GRE
213(1)
Analytic Writing Section of the GRE
213(1)
Preparing for the GRE General Test
214(2)
The GRE Psychology Test
216(1)
Admissions Essays and Personal Statements
217(4)
Essay Topics
217(1)
Length and Content
218(1)
Writing as a Process
219(2)
Letters of Recommendation
221(1)
Whom Should You Ask?
221(1)
Help Your Referees
222(1)
Confidentiality
222(1)
Now What?
222(1)
Acing the Interview
223(1)
Being Accepted
224(1)
Dealing With Rejection
225(1)
Suggested Readings
226(1)
Web Resources
226(1)
Applying to Graduate School
226(1)
GRE Homepage
226(1)
Psychology Graduate School Portal
226(1)
Applying to Psychology Graduate School Programs: The Application Process
227(1)
About Graduate School
227(1)
Journal Exercise
227(1)
Why Graduate School?
227(1)
References 228(7)
Index 235


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