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Psychology Major, The: Career Options and Strategies for Success,9780131987517

Psychology Major, The: Career Options and Strategies for Success

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Edition:
3rd
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9780131987517

ISBN10:
0131987518
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Now in its third edition,The Psychology Major: Career Options & Strategies for Successhas proven to be a valuable tool for todays college student. The Psychology Major3/e provides students with tips about a variety of career opportunities within the field of psychology, how to conduct research, write papers in APA format as well as study tips.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Why College?
1(10)
Who Goes to College
1(1)
Public Expectations Concerning College
1(1)
Student Expectations about Going to College
1(2)
Desirable Skills and Abilities
3(1)
The Covert Curriculum
3(3)
The Civic, Liberal Arts Value of a College Education
6(1)
The Financial Value of a College Education
6(2)
Oh, You Don't Have to Go to College
8(1)
Exercise #1: Should I Stay in College?
9(2)
Why Psychology?
11(11)
Thoughts about the Psychology Major
11(2)
Areas of Specialization within Psychology
13(2)
Who Majors in Psychology
15(2)
Desirable Skills and Abilities for the Psychology Major
17(1)
The Importance of Advising and Mentoring
18(3)
Why the Psychology Major is a Good Choice
21(1)
Exercise #2: Psychology Survey
22(1)
Careers with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
22(19)
The Undergraduate Curriculum
22(1)
What Employers Want, and What They Pay
23(1)
Careers with a Bachelor's Degree
24(3)
Career Options, Job Descriptions, and the Amazing O*NET
27(1)
What about the Associate's Degree?
28(1)
Becoming a Freshman Again
28(8)
Exercise #3: The O*NET System
36(5)
Pursuing Bachelor's-Level Options
41(19)
The Complexity of Finding a Job
41(1)
Preparing Your Resume, With Samples
42(9)
Letters of Recommendation, With a Sample
51(1)
Interview Skills, Questions, and Knockout Factors
52(5)
What If You Are Not Initially Successful in Your Job Search?
57(2)
Exercise #4: Job Ads
59(1)
Career Options with a Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree
60(17)
Why Graduate Training?
60(3)
Types of Graduate Training and Graduate Degrees
63(2)
Sample Job Descriptions, Work Locations of Graduate Degree Recipients
65(2)
Occupational Opportunities with the Master's Degree
67(3)
Occupational Opportunities with a Doctoral Degree
70(3)
What is a Postdoc?
73(2)
Exercise #5: Reading APA Monitor Ads
75(2)
The Graduate Admissions Process
77(26)
The Popularity and Competitiveness of Graduate Admissions
77(2)
Overview: The Application Process
79(1)
Primary and Secondary Selection Criteria, with Caveats
80(3)
Grades, Transcripts, and the GRE
83(2)
Letters of Recommendation, with Faculty Examples
85(2)
The Personal Statement, with Student Examples
87(6)
A Student's Guide to the Curriculum Vita (CV), with Examples
93(6)
Research Experience, and Match & Fit with Your Program of Interest
99(1)
Strategies to Consider If You Do Not Get In
100(2)
Exercise #6: Letter of Recommendation Request Worksheet
102(1)
Research and Teaching Assistantships
103(8)
What is a Research Assistantship?
103(3)
Presenting Research at Conferences
106(2)
What is a Senior Thesis?
108(1)
Becoming a Teaching Assistant
108(2)
Exercise #7: Outside-of-Class Activities Plan
110(1)
Getting Involved: Internships and Organizations
111(9)
Field Experiences and Internships
111(1)
What Interns Do
112(1)
Other Internship Opportunities
113(1)
Organizational Involvement
114(1)
The American Psychological Association
115(1)
The American Psychological Society
115(1)
Psi Chi
116(1)
Regional Associations
117(2)
Exercise #8: Time Management
119(1)
Sharpening Library and Research Skills
120(10)
Generating Research Ideas
120(1)
The Literature Review
121(1)
The Special Role of References
121(1)
Library Research Strategies
122(1)
Books
122(2)
Journal Articles
124(1)
The Internet
125(2)
More Literature Search Strategies
127(1)
Library Skills Psychology Majors Should Have
128(1)
Exercise #9: PsyclNFO Author Search
129(1)
An APA Format Primer
130(18)
Writing Psychology Papers
130(2)
The Parts: Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion
132(5)
Grammar and Vocabulary
137(1)
A Brief Note on Plagiarism
138(1)
Sample Paper
138(9)
Exercise #10: Proofreading APA Format
147(1)
Doing Well in Psychology Classes: Study Tips
148(11)
General Study Tips
149(2)
Developing Effective Study Habits
151(1)
Improving Your Reading
152(1)
Getting More Out of Lectures
152(1)
Improving Test-Taking Strategies
153(2)
Math Anxiety
155(1)
Behaviors to Avoid
156(2)
Exercise #11: Locations for Studying
158(1)
Ethical Issues for Psychology Majors
159(12)
The Ethics of Being a Student
159(1)
The Ethics of Research
160(2)
The Development and Use of APA Ethical Principles
162(1)
The Role of Informed Consent and the Institutional Review Board
162(4)
Principles Seven and Eight of APA's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
166(4)
Exercise #12: Ethics Scenarios
170(1)
Psychology and Other Options: Nurturing Your Career
171(12)
The Psychology Major, Revisited
171(2)
Diversity in Psychology
173(3)
Other Related Options
176(2)
Self-Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Career Development
178(3)
More Resources
181(1)
Exercise #13: Attitudes and Options
182(1)
References 183(10)
Author and Subject Index 193


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