9780805853490

Applied Psychology : New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805853490

  • ISBN10:

    0805853499

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-15
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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Summary

Applied Psychologydemonstrates the power of applied psychology to promote human welfare and optimal human functioning as well as the vast career opportunities that exist for those with a psychology education. Some of the most eminent psychologists in the world today examine how psychological science is and can be used to prevent and ameliorate pressing human problems to promote positive social change. Part one provides an overview of the history and rise of applied psychology. The second part provides examples of how psychological science has been, and can be used, to prevent and ameliorate human problems. Part three presents examples of cutting-edge research in applied psychology, while exploring non-traditional career opportunities. The contributors provide evidence for the range of career opportunities, discuss skill and educational requirements, and explore the quality of work life in a wide range of areas within psychology. Advice on what it takes to prepare for a rewarding career in applied psychology is also provided. Intended as a supplement for courses in introductory or applied psychology, contemporary issues, professional development, social and organizational psychology, this book will also be a valued addition to campus career centers. Psychologists considering new career options will also appreciate this volume.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1 The Rise and Promise of Applied Psychology in the 21st Century
3(24)
Stewart I. Donaldson and Dale E. Berger
PART II: FOUNDATIONS AND FRONTIERS IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
2 Does Psychology Make a Significant Difference in Our Lives?
27(26)
Philip G. Zimbardo
3 Going Global With Social Cognitive Theory: From Prospect to Paydirt
53(28)
Albert Bandura
4 Using Psychological Science to Achieve Ecological Sustainability
81(26)
Stuart Oskamp and P. Wesley Schultz
5 Applying Psychological Research on Interpersonal Expectations and Covert Communication in Classrooms, Clinics, Corporations, and Courtrooms
107(12)
Robert Rosenthal
6 Research to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health: Some Lessons Learned
119(16)
Stanley Sue
7 Applying Developmental Psychology to Bridge Cultures in the Classroom
135(18)
Patricia M. Greenfield
8 Applying the Science of Psychology to a Public That Distrusts Science
153(18)
Sherylle J. Tan and Diane F. Halpern
PART III: REWARDING CAREERS APPLYING PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
9 Psychologists in the Forensic World
171(30)
Deborah Davis and Elizabeth Loftus
10 Applying Psychology to Promote Health
201(20)
Howard S. Friedman
11 Cognitive Psychology: Applications and Careers
221(22)
Kathy Pezdek, Kenneth A. Deffenbacher, Shirley Lam, and Robert R. Hoffman
12 Emerging Career Opportunities in the Transdiscipline of Evaluation Science
243(18)
Stewart I. Donaldson and Christina A. Christie
13 Social Psychology: Applications and Careers
261(16)
William D. Crano
14 Rewarding Careers Applying Positive Psychological Science to Improve Quality of Work Life and Organizational Effectiveness
277(20)
Stewart I. Donaldson and Michelle C. Bligh
15 Preparing for a Rewarding Career Applying the Science of Psychology
297(22)
Dale E. Berger
About the Contributors 319(10)
Author Index 329(12)
Subject Index 341

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