Higher Education

Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World, 4th Edition

  • Tara L. Kuther Western Connecticut State University
  • Robert D. Morgan Texas Tech University
  • ISBN-10: 1133049672  |  ISBN-13: 9781133049678
  • 216 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50
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About

Overview

This text addresses the growing need among students and faculty for information about the careers available in psychology at the bachelor's and graduate level. Many students taking a first course in psychology are unaware of the breadth of psychology and its many sub disciplines; this text gives them exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology--including choices that students may never have considered. This text will help prospective and current students appreciate and evaluate their interest in pursuing a wide range of career opportunities available with a degree in psychology.

Features and Benefits

  • Salary and career information are provided for each subset of psychology.
  • Sport psychology and health psychology each receive treatment in a complete chapter.
  • The book is organized to emphasize the interests of undergraduate psychology students.
  • Each chapter closes with a table listing recommended courses, applied experiences, and research experiences for the given subfield of psychology.
  • End-of-chapter resources include suggested readings for students and a list of appropriate websites that contain detailed information on specific relevant topics.

Table of Contents

1. Choosing a Major and Career.
2. Careers for Students with Interests in Counseling and Clinical Psychology.
3. Careers for Students with Interests in School Psychology.
4. Careers for Students with Interests in Legal and Forensic Psychology.
5. Careers for Students with Interests in Health Psychology.
6. Careers for Students with Interests in Sport Psychology.
7. Careers for Students with Interests in Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology.
8. Careers for Students with Interests in Industrial, Organizational, and Human Factors Psychology.
9. Careers for Students with Interests in Experimental, Cognitive, and Quantitative Psychology, and Psychometrics.
10. Careers for Students with Interests in Social and Consumer Psychology.
11. Careers for Students with Interests in Developmental Psychology.
12. Getting a Job after Graduation.
13. Graduate-level Careers in Psychology.
14. Getting into Graduate School in Psychology.

What's New

  • Profiles of psychology baccalaureates in the workplace have been added throughout the text.
  • New to this fourth edition is a collection of Career Profiles in which psychology alumni discuss their careers, including advantages and disadvantages to their career choice, how psychology applies to their careers, and what they would do differently.
  • Updated salary and career information for the undergraduate and graduate career paths within each subdiscipline.
  • The fourth edition has been reorganized to emphasize the interests of undergraduate students of psychology. Specifically, several chapters have been rewritten with the questions and needs of undergraduates in mind.
  • A new chapter-ending checklist help readers evaluate their interest and aptitude for the field discussed within the chapter.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, Briefer Version  (ISBN-10: 1111838224 | ISBN-13: 9781111838225)

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it.

List Price = $103.95  | CengageBrain Price = $103.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00

Cengage Advantage Books: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind  (ISBN-10: 1111836272 | ISBN-13: 9781111836276)

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it.

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25

The Psychology Major's Handbook  (ISBN-10: 1111302693 | ISBN-13: 9781111302696)

This handbook, by Tara L. Kuther, offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as succeed in their psychology course. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within psychology. Subsequent chapters help students assess their skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented so students can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for them. Available at a discounted price when packaged with the text; contact your Wadsworth Cengage Learning representative for more information.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Student Supplements

Cengage Advantage Books: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind, Briefer Version  (ISBN-10: 1111838224 | ISBN-13: 9781111838225)

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it.

List Price = $103.95  | CengageBrain Price = $103.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00

Cengage Advantage Books: Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind  (ISBN-10: 1111836272 | ISBN-13: 9781111836276)

In this fresh new offering to the Intro Psychology course, authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg portray psychology as being an integrative science in two ways. First, they have written a text that reflects psychology's rightful place as a hub science that draws from and is cited by research in many other fields. Second, this text presents psychology as a unified science that seeks a complete understanding of the human mind, rather than as a loosely organized set of autonomous subspecialties. As psychology moves rapidly toward maturity as an integrative, multidisciplinary field, the introductory course offers an opportunity to teach all of psychology in one place and at one time. This text reflects that evolution--and the authors' excitement about it.

List Price = $122.95  | CengageBrain Price = $122.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25

The Psychology Major's Handbook  (ISBN-10: 1111302693 | ISBN-13: 9781111302696)

The information you need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career is found in this handbook--as are useful tips that will help you succeed in your psychology course. The first chapter introduces you to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. Subsequent chapters help you assess your skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities are presented so you can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for you.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tara L. Kuther

Tara L. Kuther, Ph.D., studied developmental psychology at Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is Professor of Psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology. She is a Fellow of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, and is active in the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research on Adolescence. Dr. Kuther is the author of over a dozen books in addition to THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK.

Robert D. Morgan

Dr. Robert D. Morgan received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in counseling psychology after completing his predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology in the department of psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dr. Morgan is currently the Co-Associate Chair of Psychology and Assistant Professor in the Counseling Division at Texas Tech University.