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This handbook, by Tara L. Kuther, offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as succeed in their psychology course. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within psychology. Subsequent chapters help students assess their skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented so students can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for them. Available at a discounted price when packaged with the text; contact your Wadsworth Cengage Learning representative for more information.
The information you need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career is found in this handbook--as are useful tips that will help you succeed in your psychology course. The first chapter introduces you to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. Subsequent chapters help you assess your skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities are presented so you can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for you.
About the Author
Dr. Tara L. Kuther received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in developmental psychology and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology. She is an active member of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, and the Council for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Kuther is the author of several books in addition to CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY.
Table of Contents
1. What Is Psychology? 2. Choosing a Major: Is Psychology for You? 3. Take an Active Role in Your Education. 4. Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success. 5. Writing a Literature Review. 6. Writing an Empirical Paper. 7. What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology? 8. Finding a Job with Your Bachelor's Degree. 9. What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology? 10. Applying to Graduate School in Psychology.