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The Psychology Major's Companion

Everything You Need to Know to Get Where You Want to Go

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22 July 2016

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In this handy guide, the authors address the experiences and concerns of both traditional students and adult learners returning to their studies, and offer unbiased advice to help readers understand whether studying...

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In this handy guide, the authors address the experiences and concerns of both traditional students and adult learners returning to their studies, and offer unbiased advice to help readers understand whether studying Psychology is right for them. The book answers key questions about studying Psychology including:

  • What do psychologists do? Where do they work?
  • Is Psychology the right choice for you?
  • What skills and benefits does an undergraduate degree in Psychology provide?
  • How can I leverage my studies by pursuing the right organizational memberships, summer jobs, and internships?
  • What jobs are available to undergraduate Psychology students who decide not to pursue postgraduate study?
  • How do I begin a job search right out of college?
  • How can I make my application a compelling one?
  • Of what benefit will studying Psychology be to my life outside beyond my education and my career? 
To create this guide, authors Dunn and Halonen drew extensively on experiences with their own students, as well as interactions with colleagues. This is useful reading for anyone beginning their studies in Psychology at undergraduate level.

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  • Ideal as a supplementary text in introductory psychology, research methods courses, seminars, or courses
  • Addresses a wide range of experiences and concerns from both traditional students and adult learners returning to school
  • Offers unbiased advice to help readers understand their options during and after a Psychology degree

Preface and Acknowledgments
Note to Students
Note to Instructors
1. College and Psychology
2. The Nature of Psychology and the Psychology Major
3. Should You Major in Psychology?
4. Building Psychology-Related Skills
5. Hitting Your Stride as a Student
6. Charting Your Course in the Major
7. Doing Psychological Research from Start to Finish
8. Using Psychology to Improve Leadership
9. What Options Are There for Students with a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology?
10. What Can You Do with an Advanced Degree in Psychology?
11. How Do You Apply and Get Into Graduate Programs in Psychology?
12. Keeping Connected to Psychology
Appendix A APA Style Student Paper (Annotated)
References
Joint Author and Subject Index.

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Dana S. Dunn is Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean for Special Projects at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. 

Jane S. Halonen has been a Professor Psychology at the University of West Florida for over a decade.  

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Dana S. Dunn is Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean for Special Projects at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. 

Jane S. Halonen has been a Professor Psychology at the University of West Florida for over a decade.  

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