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Title Own your psychology major! : a guide to student success / Glenn Geher.
Author Geher, Glenn, author.
Publication Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2019]
Description xiv, 136 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 150 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ethical and social responsibility: how to use psychology to make the world a better place -- What the pros hope you will learn in your psychology major : five goals from the APA guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major -- Making a difference : how the psychology curriculum cultivates ethical and socially responsible leadership -- Knowledge base : the content of psychology -- The broad nature of psychology content : how do these different topics relate to each other?! -- Human diversity and human universality : how we are all the same and how we are all unique -- Multi-factorial causes of behavior : a fact of psychology -- Scientific inquiry and critical thinking -- Psychology is a real science -- The many joys of statistics -- Psychology is a real science -- Research methods in the behavioral sciences -- Advanced research as a psychology student -- Rolling up your sleeves : collaborating on research projects -- Telling the world : presenting psychological research findings -- Professional development : internships, graduate programs, and careers -- How to land (and get the most out of) an internship -- Thinking about careers and graduate school -- Cheat sheet for owning your psychology major -- References -- Index -- About the author.
Summary "In this book, you'll get a bird's eye view of the whole curriculum, from rat mazes and statistics to abnormal psychology and psychotherapy, and you'll dive into some of the field's most enduring debates. Beyond the what and why of the psychology major, this book provides you with tips you can put into practice from day one. These include: How to maximize your learning inside and outside the classroom, advice on landing a solid internship, where to find research and service opportunities and steps for applying (and paying) for graduate programs. When you finish this book, you'll have a clear idea of why you're learning what you're learning, and how the skills you build in your psychology major will help you solve real-world problems. You'll be able to take an active hand in your education--and own your psychology major." -- Publisher's description
Subject Psychology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Psychology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Psychology -- Vocational guidance.
ISBN 9781433830662 (paperback)
1433830663 (paperback)

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 Central 2nd Fl - BCC - Career Planning  150 G    CHECK SHELVES  
 Central 2nd Fl - BCC - Career Planning  150 G    CHECK SHELVES