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The Psychology Majors Handbook,9780155085114

The Psychology Majors Handbook

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0155085115
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Pub. Date:
7/23/2002
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, and to succeed in psychology. The author encourages the student to become an active learner and take control of his or her education and future. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within psychology. It also provides information on the wide range of settings in which psychologists work. Subsequent chapters help students assess their skills, abilities, and interests, as well as develop habits and strategies that promote success in psychology classes. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented so students can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for them. Additional chapters discuss the world after college including detailed suggestions on how to find a job with a B.A., and how to apply to graduate school. This text makes a great addition to any course in psychology, and can be bound into any Wadsworth textbook for a customized text!!

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 xvi
Acknowledgments xviii
Dear Student xix
What Is Psychology?
1(9)
Chapter Guide
1(1)
The Scope of Psychology
2(1)
Subfields within Psychology
3(4)
Clinical Psychology
3(1)
Counseling Psychology
3(1)
Developmental Psychology
4(1)
Educational Psychology
4(1)
Experimental Psychology
4(1)
Forensic Psychology
5(1)
Health Psychology
5(1)
Human Factors or Engineering Psychology
5(1)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
5(1)
Neuropsychology or Psychobiology
6(1)
Quantitative Psychology and Psychometrics
6(1)
Social Psychology
6(1)
School Psychology
6(1)
Differences among Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, and Social Workers
7(1)
Psychologist
7(1)
Psychiatrist
7(1)
Social Worker
8(1)
Counselor
8(1)
Overview of The Psychology Major's Handbook
8(1)
Suggested Reading
9(1)
Web Resources
9(1)
About Psychology
9(1)
Psychology: Scientific Problem Solvers...Careers for the 21st Century
9(1)
Psych Web
9(1)
Is Psychology for You?
10(16)
Chapter Guide
10(1)
Journaling to Self Awareness
11(3)
Why Keep a Journal?
12(1)
Starting a journal
13(1)
Self-Assessment
14(8)
Assess Your Personality and Attitudinal Traits
14(5)
Assess Your Skills and Abilities
19(1)
Assess Your Interests
20(2)
Putting It All Together
22(1)
Deciding on Psychology
22(1)
Suggested Readings
23(1)
Web Resources
23(1)
Career Assessment
24(1)
Self-Directed Search
24(1)
Journal Writers
24(1)
Writing the Journey
24(1)
Journal Exercises
24(2)
My Questions
24(1)
Journal Reflection
24(1)
Life's Pleasures
25(1)
Take an Active Role in Your Education
26(21)
Chapter Guide
26(1)
Recognize the Covert Curriculum
27(3)
Communication Skills
27(1)
Reading Skills
28(1)
Listening and Note-Taking Skills
28(1)
Memory and Critical Thinking Skills
28(1)
Organizational and Time Management Skills
29(1)
Self-Management Skills
29(1)
Technology
30(1)
Develop Professional Relationships with Faculty
30(3)
Why?
30(1)
How Do You Get to Know a Professor?
31(2)
Your Academic Advisor
33(1)
Your Role and Responsibilities
33(1)
The Importance of a Mentor
33(3)
How Do You Find a Mentor?
34(1)
What to Look for in a Mentor
34(2)
Opportunities for Activity: Research Experience
36(2)
Why Become a Research Assistant?
36(1)
What Does a Research Assistant Do?
36(1)
How Do You Get Involved as a Research Assistant?
37(1)
Benefits for Faculty
37(1)
Research Outlets: Presentations and Publications
38(3)
Conference Presentations
38(2)
Scholarly Journals
40(1)
Field Experience: Internships and Practica
41(4)
What to Expect
41(3)
Benefits of Field Experience
44(1)
Suggested Readings
45(1)
Web Resources
45(1)
College Success Center
45(1)
Psi Chi
45(1)
Journal Exercises
46(1)
My Adviser
46(1)
Relationships with Faculty
46(1)
Finding a Mentor
46(1)
My College Career
46(1)
Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success
47(21)
Chapter Guide
47(2)
Self-Awareness: The Key to Success
49(1)
Time Management
50(5)
Benefits of Time Management
50(2)
Take Control of Your Time
52(3)
Reading: Tips for Improving Comprehension and Efficiency
55(2)
Preview the Text
55(1)
SQ3R Method
55(1)
Additional Tips
56(1)
Note-Taking Tips
57(2)
Be Selective
57(1)
Determine the Main Points
58(1)
Prepare for Listening and Learning
58(1)
Mechanics of Note Taking
59(1)
Study Tips
59(4)
Study Environment
59(2)
Get Organized
61(1)
Prepare for Tests
61(2)
Test-Taking Tips
63(3)
Preview Your Test: Read Everything
63(1)
Multiple-Choice Tests
63(1)
Essay Tests
64(1)
General Suggestions
65(1)
Learn from Returned Tests
66(1)
Suggested Readings
66(1)
Web Resources
66(1)
College Survival Guide: Hints and Reference to Aid College Students
67(1)
Study Tips
67(1)
Interactive Study Tips
67(1)
Journal Exercises
67(1)
I'm at My Best When...
67(1)
Extra Time
67(1)
Evaluating Time Management Strategies
67(1)
Writing a Literature Review Paper
68(21)
Chapter Guide
68(1)
What Is a Literature Review?
69(1)
Selecting a Topic
70(8)
Where to Look for Topics
70(2)
Begin Reading Now
72(4)
Choose an Interesting Topic
76(1)
Choose an Appropriate Match to Your Abilities
77(1)
Narrow Your Topic
77(1)
Reading
78(3)
Define Your Purpose
79(1)
Hints on Reading
79(2)
Recording Your Research: Take Notes
81(3)
How to Take Notes
81(1)
Avoid Plagiarism
82(2)
Writing Your Paper
84(3)
Organize Your Ideas
84(1)
Prepare an Outline
85(1)
Write
85(1)
Revise
86(1)
Suggested Readings
87(1)
Web Resources
87(1)
Writing in Psychology
87(1)
Writing a Review Article for Psychological Bulletin
87(1)
Journal Exercises
88(1)
How I Feel about Writing
88(1)
What I Like to Write
88(1)
My Habits
88(1)
Writing an Empirical Paper
89(16)
Chapter Guide
89(1)
APA Style: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
90(1)
Structure of the Empirical Paper
91(7)
Title
91(1)
Abstract
92(1)
Introduction
92(2)
Method
94(1)
Results
95(1)
Discussion
95(1)
References
96(2)
Conclusion
98(1)
Suggested Readings
98(1)
Web Resources
98(1)
APA Style Online
98(1)
Writing the Empirical Journal Article
99(1)
The Elements of Style
99(1)
How to Write a Research Report in Psychology
99(1)
Journal Exercises
99(1)
My Rationale
99(1)
My Findings
99(1)
Implications
99(1)
If I Could Do It All Over
99(1)
Appendix: Sample Paper
100(5)
What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?
105(18)
Chapter Guide
105(1)
Goals of Undergraduate Education in Psychology
106(3)
Skills and Abilities Sought by Employers
109(3)
Jobs for Psychology Majors
112(8)
An Overview
112(1)
Positions for Students with Liberal Arts Degrees
113(2)
Psychology-Related Positions
115(4)
Salary Information
119(1)
Alumni Satisfaction
119(1)
Acquire Useful Skills and Enhance Your Employability
120(1)
Suggested Readings
121(1)
Web Resources
122(1)
Psychology Careers for the 21st Century
122(1)
Careers in Psychology
122(1)
Pursuing Psychology Career Page
122(1)
Journal Exercises
122(1)
Dream Job
122(1)
My Strengths and Weaknesses
122(1)
Finding a Job with Your Bachelor's Degree
123(18)
Chapter Guide
123(1)
Finding Job Openings
124(1)
Completing Job Applications
124(1)
Preparing Your Resume
125(5)
Chronological Resume
125(5)
Functional Resume
130(1)
Formatting and Style
130(1)
Writing the Cover Letter
130(3)
Interviewing
133(5)
Prepare
133(2)
What to Wear
135(1)
During the Interview
135(3)
Thank-You Note
138(1)
Getting a Job Offer
138(1)
Suggested Readings
138(1)
Web Resources
139(1)
Job Hunter's Bible
139(1)
Quintessential Careers
139(1)
College Grad Job Hunter
139(1)
Job Web
139(1)
MonsterTrak.com
139(1)
Journal Exercises
139(2)
Who am I?
139(1)
Thinking Ahead
140(1)
Interview Preparation
140(1)
What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology?
141(28)
Chapter Guide
141(1)
Reasons for Pursing a Graduate Degree
142(4)
Broad Knowledge Base and Appreciation of Multiple Perspectives
143(1)
Problem Definition and Solving Skills
143(1)
Planning and Leadership Skills
144(1)
Reading, Writing, and Communication Skills
144(1)
Information Gathering, Management, and Synthesis
144(1)
Methodological and Quantitative Skills
144(1)
Computer Literacy
145(1)
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Awareness and Agility
145(1)
Application
145(1)
Adaptability
145(1)
Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology
146(4)
Teaching Careers
146(1)
Research Careers
147(1)
Applied Careers
147(3)
The Master's Degree
150(11)
Why Seek a Master's Degree?
151(1)
Master's Degrees in Psychology
152(2)
Master's Degrees in Related Fields
154(2)
Job Outlook for Holders of Master's Degree in Psychology and Related Fields
156(5)
The Doctoral Degree
161(6)
Doctoral Degrees: PhD, PsyD, and EdD
161(1)
Employment Outlook for Doctoral-Level Psychologists
162(2)
Cautions for Clinicians: The Changing Roles of Psychologists
164(3)
Suggested Readings
167(1)
Web Resources
167(1)
Interesting Careers in Psychology
167(1)
Fields of Psychology
167(1)
Early Career Psychologists
167(1)
Psychology Careers for the 21st Century
168(1)
Alternative Careers
168(1)
Journal Exercises
168(1)
Is Graduate School Necessary?
168(1)
Other Applications
168(1)
Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
169(26)
Chapter Guide
169(1)
Should You Go to Graduate School?
170(5)
Applying to Graduate School
175(8)
Keys to Graduate Admissions Success
175(1)
Consider Your Priorities
176(1)
Gather Program Information
176(1)
Evaluate Programs
177(1)
Department Emphasis and Program Philosophy
177(1)
Program Quality
178(1)
Accreditation
178(1)
Training Models
179(1)
PhD vs. PsyD
180(1)
Clinical vs. Counseling Psychology
181(1)
What Do Graduate Programs Want?
182(1)
The Application
183(9)
Graduate Record Exam
184(2)
Admissions Essays and Personal Statements
186(2)
Letters of Recommendation
188(2)
Now What?
190(1)
Acing the Interview
190(2)
Being Accepted
192(1)
Dealing with Rejection
192(1)
Suggested Readings
193(1)
Web Resources
193(1)
Applying to Graduate School
193(1)
GRE Homepage
194(1)
Applying to Psychology Graduate Programs
194(1)
A Suggested Plan for Grad School Admission
194(1)
About Graduate School
194(1)
Journal Exercise
194(1)
Why Graduate School?
194(1)
References
195


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