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MAJORING IN PSYCHOLOGY
The gold standard in preparing for an undergraduate education and career in psychology.
In the newly revised Third Edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, distinguished psychologists and educators Drs. Jeffrey L. Helms and Daniel T. Rogers deliver an accessible and concise review of ideal strategies for embarking on a successful undergraduate career in psychology. Readers will discover the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and learn how to prepare for a career in the field or to continue with graduate study.
Filled with brand-new content, this edition includes updated statistics and links; increased considerations of issues of diversity, inclusion, and representation; new professional spotlights and insider’s perspectives; and an expansion of the information on careers in research. The book also offers a wide range of supplemental exercises and materials.
The new edition includes access to significantly revised instructor’s materials, including accessible PowerPoint slides and an updated test bank for each chapter, as well as:
- A thorough introduction to succeeding in college, including important transitions to make, strategies to apply, and resources to access
- Comprehensive explorations of assessing and developing career goals and how to use a bachelor’s degree in psychology to prepare for the job market or graduate school
- Practical discussions of careers in the various subfields of psychology, from forensic psychology to academia
- An in-depth assessment of the modern career outlook for psychology majors
Perfect for aspiring and current undergraduate students considering or undertaking an undergraduate course of study in psychology, Majoring in Psychology is an indispensable resource for anyone contemplating a career in clinical, counseling, forensic, or any other subfield of psychology.
Table of Contents
About the Companion Website
Part I Majoring in Psychology
1 Why Major in Psychology?
2 Succeeding in College: Transitions, Strategies, and Resources
3 Succeeding in the Psychology Major: Adjustments, Common Difficulties, and Strategies
4 Assessing and Developing Career Goals
5 Using Your Bachelor's Degree: Preparing for the Job Market
6 The Preprofessional Degree: Preparing for Graduate School
7 The Preprofessional Degree: Applying to Graduate School
Part II The Subfields of Psychology
8 Careers in Research: Experimental, Developmental, Social, Cognitive, and Biopsychology
9 Careers in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
10 Careers in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology
11 Careers in Educational and School Psychology
12 Careers in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
13 Careers in Health Psychology
14 Careers in Neuropsychology
15 Careers in Forensic Psychology
16 Careers in Academe
17 Assessing the Career Outlook for the Psychology Major
Appendix: Career Pathways with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology