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Careers in Psychology
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Careers in Psychology
Opportunities in a Changing World

Fifth Edition

Other Titles in:
Psychology (General)

October 2019 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Connecting career aspirations with the post-college world is crucial for students today. Learners must keep sight of future career opportunities while exploring a broad expanse of degrees paths and career options. Careers in Psychology, Fifth Edition helps students navigate and plan for their futures by offering exposure to the rich careers in each subfield of psychology and prompting students to consider the what, why and how of each option. In doing so, the text supports students as they determine whether a major and career in psychology is for them. Offering salary and career information, advice on getting a job after graduation, and information on applying to graduate school in psychology Tara L. Kuther and Robert D. Morgan support students in making an educated decision about their futures and career options.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I • MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 1 • Choosing a Major
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?

 
Suggested Reading

 
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

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
PART II • PRACTICE-ORIENTED FIELDS IN PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 3 • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Clinical Psychology

 
Counseling Psychology

 
Other Mental Health Professions

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 4 • School Psychology
School Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 5 • Legal and Forensic Psychology
Legal and Forensic Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 6 • Health Psychology
Health Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 7 • Sport Psychology
Sport Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Career as a Sport Psychologist

 
Suggested Reading

 
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

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 9 • Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Human Factors Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

 
Cognitive Psychology

 
Human Factors Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 10 • Experimental and Quantitative Psychology
Experimental Psychology

 
Quantitative Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 11 • Social and Consumer Psychology
Social Psychology

 
Consumer Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 12 • Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology

 
Opportunities With a Bachelor’s Degree

 
Opportunities With a Graduate Degree

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
PART IV • PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
 
Chapter 13 • Getting a Job With Your Bachelor’s Degree
What Do Employers Seek?

 
Social Media and Your Job Hunt

 
Locate Job Openings

 
Prepare a Résumé

 
Solicit References

 
Write a Cover Letter

 
Ace the Interview

 
The Job Offer

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 14 • Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology
Psychologists as Professors

 
Psychologists as Researchers

 
Publishing and Writing

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
Chapter 15 • Getting Into Graduate School in Psychology
Is Graduate School Right for You?

 
Plan Ahead for Graduate School

 
Degrees in Psychology: MA, PhD, and PsyD

 
Selecting Graduate Programs

 
The Application

 
Interview

 
Suggested Reading

 
Resources

 
 
References
 
Index

Gives a great overview and introduction to vastly different careers in psych.

Dr Jacqueline Goldman
Counseling, Delta State University
October 14, 2019

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