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The Psychology Major's Handbook

Fifth Edition


March 2019 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
Chapter 1 What is Psychology?
Psychology’s Breadth  
Myths About Psychology  
Degrees in Psychology  
Overview of The Psychology Major's Handbook  
 
Chapter 2 Choosing a Major: Is Psychology for You?
College Majors and Careers  
How to Learn About Yourself  
Choosing Psychology  
 
Chapter 3 What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?
Skills and Attributes Sought by Employers  
Jobs for Psychology Majors  
Learning about Careers  
Match Your Training to Your Goals  
 
Chapter 4 Take an Active Role in Your Education
Take an Active Role: Academic Advising  
Get to Know Professors  
Get Research Experience  
Get Applied Experience  
Get Involved in the Discipline  
 
Chapter 5 Self-Management Skills
Attitudes, Beliefs, and Achievement  
Time Management  
Strategies for Efficiency  
 
Chapter 6 Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success
Are You Prepared to Succeed?  
Reading Tips: Improving Comprehension and Efficiency  
Get the Most Out of Class: Note-Taking Tips  
Preparing for Exams  
Test-Taking Tips  
 
Chapter 7 Writing a Literature Review
What Is a Literature Review?  
How to Select a Topic  
Define and Narrow Your Topic: Focus on Refereed Journal Articles  
Read and Record Your Research Material  
Take Notes  
Avoid Plagiarism  
Write Your Paper  
 
Chapter 8 Writing an Empirical Paper
APA Style: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  
Structure of the Empirical Paper  
 
Chapter 9 Finding a Job with Your Bachelor's Degree
Applying for Jobs  
Job Applications  
Social Media and Your Job Hunt  
Prepare Your Resume  
Interview  
The Job Offer  
 
Chapter 10 What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology?
Why Go to Graduate School?  
Graduate Degrees  
Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology  
 
Chapter 11 Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
What is Graduate School Like?  
Should You Go to Graduate School?  
Selecting Graduate Programs  
The Application  
 
The Interview
Application Outcomes  

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