Majoring in Psychology : Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-08-23
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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This textbook truly focuses on helping students achieve their educational and career goals. The authors go beyond the typical career books by presenting a realistic, robust, and diverse picture of possible careers in psychology. Bringing a variety of careers to life, the professional spotlights and profiles of real psychologists represent the true diversity of careers in the field.

This textbook looks at all aspects of a psychology career from being an undergraduate major through the weighty choice of a career in neuropsychology and everything in between.

This textbook would work well as a textbook for a career planning course or for an individual who is contemplating entering this field.

A worthy addition to the growing literature on the keys to success for undergraduate psychology majors, the Helms and Rogers’s text is likely to be one of those books that conscientious psychology students refer to again and again.

Author Biography

Jeffrey L. Helms is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. His publications, research, and practice interests are predominantly in the areas of forensic psychology and the scholarship of teaching. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Helms maintains a small private forensic and clinical consulting practice in Georgia. His clinical experience includes work in the community mental health arena, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and multiple forensic environments. Dr. Helms is also a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychology-Law Society.

Daniel T. Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University. His publications, research, and practice interests are in the areas of personality assessment, measurement, and interpersonal and psychodynamic theories. Dr. Rogers is a licensed psychologist. His clinical experience includes work across the age spectrum and across levels of impairment, with emphasis on psychological assessment and psychodynamic interventions. Dr. Rogers is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and the Society for Personality Assessment.

Table of Contents

Majoring in Psychology
Why Major in Psychology?
Succeeding in College: Transitions, Strategies, and Resources
Succeeding in the Psychology Major: Adjustments, Common Difficulties, and Strategies
Assessing and Developing Career Goals
Using your Bachelor's Degree: Preparing for the Job Market
The Preprofessional Degree: Preparing for Graduate School
The Preprofessional Degree: Applying to Graduate School
The Subfields of Psychology
Careers in Research: Experimental, Developmental, Social, Cognitive, and Biopsychology
Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Careers in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology
Careers in Educational and School Psychology
Careers in Exercise and Sport Psychology
Careers in Health Psychology
Careers in Neuropsychology
Careers in Forensic Psychology
Careers in Academe
Assessing the Career Outlook for the Psychology Major
Appendix: Divisions of the American Psychological Association
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