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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

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