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Careers in Psychology
Opportunities in a Changing World

Fifth Edition


236 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

 
PART I: MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 1: Choosing a Major and Career
What is Psychology?  
Careers in Psychology with Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degrees  
Why Major in Psychology?  
Understand Yourself and Choose a Major via Self-Assessment  
How to Choose a Major  
Is a Psychology Major for You?  
Checklist: Is Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
Chapter 2: Majoring in Psychology and Preparing for Your Career
Psychological Literacy and Your Career  
Psychology Curricula  
Research Experience in Psychology  
Internship Experiences for Psychology Students  
Round out your education  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
PART II: PRACTICE-ORIENTED FIELDS IN PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 3: Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Clinical Psychology  
Counseling Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is Clinical or Counseling Psychology for You?  
Suggested Readings  
Web Resources  
 
Chapter 4: School Psychology
School Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is School Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
Chapter 5: Legal and Forensic Psychology
What Is Legal Psychology?  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is Legal or Forensic Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
Chapter 6: Health Psychology
Health Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Career as a Health Psychologist  
Checklist: Is Health or Sport Psychology for You?  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
Chapter 7: Sport Psychology
Sport Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Career as a Sport Psychologist  
Checklist: Is Health or Sport Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
PART III: RESEARCH AND APPLIED RESEARCH FIELDS IN PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 8: Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology
Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuropsychology Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is Biopsychology, Clinical Neuropschology, or Cognitive Neuropsychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
 
Chapter 9: Industrial-Organizational, Cognitive, and Human Factors Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology  
Cognitive Psychology  
Human Factors Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is a Career in Business or Industry for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Web Resources  
 
Chapter 10: Experimental and Quantitative Psychology
Experimental Psychology  
Quantitative Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is a Career in Experimental or Quantitative Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Web Resources  
 
Chapter 11: Social and Consumer Psychology
Social Psychology  
Consumer Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Data Checklist: Is a Career in Social or Consumer Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Web Resources  
 
Chapter 12: Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology  
Opportunities with a Bachelor's Degree  
Career Profile: Developmental Psychology  
Opportunities with a Graduate Degree  
Checklist: Is a Career in Developmental Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Web Resources  
 
PART IV: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
 
Chapter 13: Getting a Job with a Bachelor's Degree
What Do Employers Seek?  
Social Media and Your Job Hunt  
Locate Job Openings  
Prepare a Resume  
Solicit References  
Write a Cover Letter  
Ace the Interview  
The Job Offer  
Resources  
 
Chapter 14: Research and Academic Careers in Psychology
Psychologists as Professors  
Psychologists as Researchers  
Publishing and Writing  
Checklist: Is a Graduate Career In Psychology for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 15: Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
Is Graduate School Right for You?  
Plan Ahead for Graduate School  
Degrees in Psychology  
Selecting Graduate Programs  
The Application  
Checklist: Is Graduate School for You?  
Exercise  
Suggested Readings  
Resources  

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