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Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, 2nd Edition

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, 2nd Edition

Jeffrey L. Helms , Daniel T. Rogers

ISBN: 978-1-118-74102-3

Mar 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

424 pages

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Updated to reflect the latest data in the field, the second edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals remains the most comprehensive and accessible text for psychology majors available today.

  • The new edition incorporates the most up-to-date research, as well as recent changes to the GRE
  • Reveals the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and shows students how to prepare for a career or to continue with graduate study in the field
  • Features a wide range of supplemental exercises and materials plus topical contributions written by national and international figures in their respective psychology subfields
  • Online support materials for instructors include Powerpoint slides and test banks to support each chapter

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List of Boxes xviii

List of Tables xxi

Preface xxii

Acknowledgments xxiv

About the Website xxvi

Part I Majoring in Psychology 1

1 Why Major in Psychology? 3

2 Succeeding in College: Transitions, Strategies, and Resources 15

3 Succeeding in the Psychology Major: Adjustments, Common Difficulties, and Strategies 38

4 Assessing and Developing Career Goals 57

5 Using your Bachelor’s Degree: Preparing for the Job Market 76

6 The Preprofessional Degree: Preparing for Graduate School 102

7 The Preprofessional Degree: Applying to Graduate School 122

Part II The Subfields of Psychology 169

8 Careers in Research: Experimental, Developmental, Social, Cognitive, and Biopsychology 171

9 Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology 194

10 Careers in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology 217

11 Careers in Educational and School Psychology 248

12 Careers in Exercise and Sport Psychology 266

13 Careers in Health Psychology 283

14 Careers in Neuropsychology 298

15 Careers in Forensic Psychology 315

16 Careers in Academe 339

17 Assessing the Career Outlook for the Psychology Major 361

Index 371