What Psychology Majors Could and Should be Doing

Author: Paul J. Silvia
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
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More students are majoring in psychology than ever beforeover 85,000 students graduate with psychology degrees each yearso competition for grad-school spots and good jobs is fierce. What are you doing to stand out from the other hundreds of thousands of psychology majors? If a good GPA is all you have to show for your years in college, you may be in trouble. To go beyond the minimum, students could (and should) get involved in research, develop their scientific writing skills, attend conferences, join clubs and professional organizations, build a library of professional books, and present their research. By getting out of the classroom and actively participating in the real world of psychology, students can build skills that will prepare them for the competitive realms of graduate school and the workforce. Written in a lighthearted and humorous tone, this book shows both grad-school bound and career-bound students how to seek out and make the most of these opportunities.

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ISBN: 1442276029
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Majoring in Psychology

Author: Jeffrey L. Helms
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118741021
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Information Literacy Instruction that Works

Author: Patrick Ragains
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555708609
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition, featuring more than 75% new content, Ragains and 16 other library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today’s unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. Alongside sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms, Ragains and his contributors offer proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including English Literature Art and Art History Film Studies History Psychology Science Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Hospitality Business Music Anthropology Engineering Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.

The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199933812
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The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of teaching, pedagogy, and professional issues in psychology. The Handbook is designed to help psychology educators at each stage of their careers, from teaching their first courses and developing their careers to serving as department or program administrators. The goal of the Handbook is to provide teachers, educators, researchers, scholars, and administrators in psychology with current, practical advice on course creation, best practices in psychology pedagogy, course content recommendations, teaching methods and classroom management strategies, advice on student advising, and administrative and professional issues, such as managing one's career, chairing the department, organizing the curriculum, and conducting assessment, among other topics. The primary audience for this Handbook is college and university-level psychology teachers (at both two and four-year institutions) at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels, as well as department chairs and other psychology program administrators, who want to improve teaching and learning within their departments. Faculty members in other social science disciplines (e.g., sociology, education, political science) will find material in the Handbook to be applicable or adaptable to their own programs and courses.

Finding Jobs with a Psychology Bachelor s Degree

Author: R. Eric Landrum
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433804373
Format: PDF, Docs
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Psychology is one of the most popular college majors and can lead to a satisfying career in many different fields. If graduate school is not in your immediate plans, this book is for you. It will show you how to leverage your bachelors degree to find a career with intellectual, emotional, and perhaps even financial rewards. In this book, 28 professionals describe the scope of their work, level of career satisfaction, and how their bachelors degree in psychology helped get them there. You also get a snapshot of salary, benefits, and day-to-day pleasures and challenges in a variety of jobs as well as advice and questions to help you reflect on the classes, internships, experiences, and attitudes that will make you a success in your career of choice. In addition to the profiles, this book offers detailed instructions for how to use interest inventory and career search tools such as the Holland Self-Directed Search and O*NET database to refine your post-college plans. It candidly reviews best and worst strategies for resume building, job searching, and interviewing and offers up-to-date tips on how to combine personal networking and technology to get noticed. As a bonus, author Eric Landrum provides a backstage pass to the research behind this book, uncovering the process so you can appreciate the data or perhaps get some ideas for your next project.