The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success

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  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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All of the "tips and tools of the trade" are found in this one volume, making this a handy book for readers considering a career in psychology.

This thorough overview of the discipline provides detailed information on the choices and challenges ahead, including career options with an undergraduate degree and opportunities for those who pursue advanced degrees.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Can I Do With a Degree in Psychology?
Going to College
Thoughts About the Psychology Major
Areas of Specialization within Psychology
The Importance of Advising
Recap: Why the Psychology Major is a Good Choice
Chapter 2: Career Options With a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology
The Undergraduate Curriculum
Careers with an Associate's Degree
Careers with a Bachelor's Degree
Tips to Help You Find a Job
Chapter 3: Graduate School Opportunities, Challenges, and Choices
Why Graduate Training?
Occupational Opportunities
How to Apply to Graduate School
Chapter 4: Undergraduate Opportunities
Research and Teaching Assistantships
Field Experiences and Internships
Organizational Involvement
Chapter 5: Locating Prior Research
Generating Research Ideas
The Literature Review
The Special Role of References
Library Research Strategies
Library Skills Psychology Majors Should Have
Chapter 6: Publication Manual Primer: Tips for APA Format
Writing Psychology Papers
The Parts: Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion
Grammar and Vocabulary
Sample Paper
Chapter 7: Tips for Doing Well in Psychology Courses
General Study Tips
Developing Effective Study Habits
Improving Your Reading
Getting More Out of Lectures
Improving Test-taking Strategies
Math Anxiety
Behaviors to Avoid
Chapter 8: Ethical Issues for Undergraduate Psychology Students
The Ethics of Being a Student
The Ethics of Research
The Development and Use of APA Ethical Principles
The Role of Informed Consent and the Institutional Review Board
Chapter 9: Majoring in Psychology and Other Options
The Psychology Major
Diversity in Psychology
Other Related Options
Self-reflections and Self-assessment
More Resources
References 123(10)
Appendix A: Brief History of Psychology 133(10)
Appendix B: More Vita Tips, with Example Vitae from Senior-level Psychology Majors 143(10)
Appendix C: Principle Six of APA's Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct 153(6)
Author and Subject Index 159

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