Opportunities in Psychology Careers

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Get started in a position that has a future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Psychology Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of psychology. Book jacket.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
An Overview of Psychologyp. 1
Three psychologies
A brief look at psychology specialties
Questions in psychology
Psychology as a science
Psychology as a profession
Psychology as an academic pursuit and instructional field
Psychology and the public debate
Psychology's place in society
Who should enter the profession?
Specializations in Psychologyp. 23
Experimental and physiological psychology
Engineering psychology
Developmental psychology
Educational psychology
Psychology of personality
Social psychology
Psychometrics and quantitative methods
Industrial-organizational psychology
Counseling psychology
Clinical and abnormal psychology
School psychology
Sports psychology
Emerging specialties, related fields, and interdisciplinary bridges
Education and Trainingp. 67
Undergraduate education
Graduate preparation
Master's programs
Doctoral programs
Postdoctoral programs
Continuing education
Accredited graduate programs in psychology
Choosing a graduate school
Financing graduate education
Employment Prospects and Compensationp. 81
Master's degree holders
Bachelor's degree holders
Rapid growth
Where the jobs are
Diversity in psychology
Compensation for psychologists
Some disadvantages
Planning a Career in Psychologyp. 97
Getting started
Getting ahead
Think tanks, research institutes, and freelance work
Scientific and Professional Organizations in Psychologyp. 117
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Psychological Association
American Board of Professional Psychology
Psi Chi
Related associations
State and provincial licensing and certification boards
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
North American Psychology Licensing Boardsp. 131
Further Readingp. 145
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