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Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World, 3rd Edition

  • Tara L. Kuther Western Connecticut State University
  • Robert D. Morgan Texas Tech University
  • ISBN-10: 0495600741  |  ISBN-13: 9780495600749
  • 216 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004
  • © 2010 | Published
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About

Overview

Drs. Kuther and Morgan have written this text in growing response from the field to fulfill student and faculty needs 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 students exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology. Students will learn about careers and choices that they 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

  • End-of-chapter resources consist of "Suggested Readings" and a list of appropriate websites that contain detailed information on specific relevant topics.
  • Chapter 1, "Psychology: Introducing an Eclectic Field with Diverse Career Opportunities," prompts readers to explore whether or not a major and career in psychology is a good fit for them.
  • Students can access the Career Center at the Wadsworth Psychology Resource Center (http://psychology.wadsworth.com) for even more help in deciding which career path to take.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • Salary and career information were updated for each subdiscipline of psychology.
  • Sport psychology and health psychology are in two chapters (were in one chapter in previous editions).
  • Reorganized to emphasize undergraduate psychology student interests.
  • Chapter 2 includes job seeking information.
  • Each chapter closes with a table listing recommended courses, applied experiences, and research experiences for the given subfield of psychology.

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Research in Action DVD Volume i, 1st Edition 2008  (ISBN-10: 0495595209 | ISBN-13: 9780495595205)

Research in Action features the work of research psychologists to give students an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research--not just who is doing it, but also how it is done, and how and where the results are being used. By taking students into the laboratories of both established and up-and-coming researchers, and by showing research results being applied outside of the laboratory, these videos offer insight into both the research process and the many ways in which real people's lives are affected by research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.

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.