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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 guidance to help them succeed as psychology majors. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. The second chapter helps students assess their skills, abilities, and interests in order to choose a major. Subsequent chapters help students succeed in college by offering study tips as well as guidance on how to write literature reviews and empirical papers, and by encouraging them to take an active role in their education. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented along with concrete advice for students who wish to apply for jobs after graduation and/or apply to graduate school.

Tara L. Kuther, Western Connecticut State University

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.
  • This practical guide provides information on everything a psychology student needs to know in order to graduate, find employment, and/or go to graduate school. The handbook includes current data on careers available to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree holders in psychology.
  • Quizzes, exercises, checklists, and prompts help students apply the material, and can be assigned as in-class or out-of-class activities.
  • Use of the Internet and technology is discussed throughout to reflect the needs and practices of today's students.

The Psychology Major's Handbook


1. What Is Psychology?
2. How to Choose a Major: Is Psychology for You?
3. Take an Active Role in Your Education.
4. Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success.
5. Writing a Literature Review.
6. Writing an Empirical Paper.
7. What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?
8. Finding a Job with Your Bachelor's Degree.
9. What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology?
10. Applying to Graduate School in Psychology.