Majoring in Psychology

Majoring in Psychology

Achieving your Educational and Career Goals

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With coverage of important preparatory issues and the key psychology subfields, Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals provides undergraduate students with clear, concise, research-based information on strategies to begin a successful undergraduate career in psychology.
  • Provides the most comprehensive text on majoring in psychology currently available
  • Discusses the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and key steps to prepare for a job or graduate study in the field
  • Features brief topical contributions written by national figures in their respective subfields
  • Incorporates current data and research on diversity-related issues as well as guidance on how to ensure personality traits and abilities match the skills that potential career paths demand

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"A worthy addition to the growing literature on the keys to success for undergraduate psychology majors, the Helms and Rogers text is likely to be one of those books that conscientious psychology students refer to again and again." William Addison, Eastern Illinois University

"The Helms and Rogers text truly focuses on helping students achieve their educational and career goals. The authors go beyond the typical career books by presenting a realistic, robust, and diverse picture of possible careers in psychology. Bringing a variety of careers to life, the professional spotlights and profiles of real psychologists represent the true diversity of careers in the field. I look forward to discussing it with my students." Tracy Zinn, James Madison University

"Helms and Rogers present critical information to help students get the most out of their psychology major. In addition, this book will answer questions about graduate school that students don't even know they have to ask. If students take the advice seriously, it will ensure their success." Barney Beins, Ithaca College

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the United States today: however, students often remain confused about the different opportunities available to them in their chosen field of study. Not surprisingly, this lack of information can have devastating consequences, which can affect a student's motivation and lead to a general dissatisfaction with the major. Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals provides students with the essential information required to overcome any hurdles in the pursuit of a psychology degree.

With backgrounds in both academia and licensed psychology practice, the book's co-authors present clear, concise, research-based information on the major subfields in the discipline and the strategies to employ for a successful undergraduate major. Making sure that students are fully prepared for graduate school or the job market after graduation, the authors instill a deeper and more informed perspective on the discipline and its associated opportunities.

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals is an invaluable resource for anyone at the outset of a career in psychology.

Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
ISBN: 9781405190633
Characteristics: xxiv, 311 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rogers, Daniel T.


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