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Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors PART I * MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 1 * Choosing a Major What Is Psychology? Careers in Psychology With Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degrees Why Major in Psychology? Understand Yourself and Choose a Major via Self-Assessment How to Choose a Major Is a Psychology Major for You? Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 2 * Majoring in Psychology and Preparing for Your Career Psychological Literacy and Your Career Psychology Curricula Research Experience in Psychology Internship Experiences for Psychology Students Round Out Your Education Suggested Reading Resources PART II * PRACTICE-ORIENTED FIELDS IN PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 3 * Clinical and Counseling Psychology Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology Other Mental Health Professions Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 4 * School Psychology School Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 5 * Legal and Forensic Psychology Legal and Forensic Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 6 * Health Psychology Health Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 7 * Sport Psychology Sport Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Career as a Sport Psychologist Suggested Reading Resources PART III * RESEARCH AND APPLIED RESEARCH FIELDS IN PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 8 * Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 9 * Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Human Factors Psychology Industrial-Organizational Psychology Cognitive Psychology Human Factors Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 10 * Experimental and Quantitative Psychology Experimental Psychology Quantitative Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 11 * Social and Consumer Psychology Social Psychology Consumer Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 12 * Developmental Psychology Developmental Psychology Opportunities With a Bachelor's Degree Opportunities With a Graduate Degree Suggested Reading Resources PART IV * PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE Chapter 13 * Getting a Job With Your Bachelor's Degree What Do Employers Seek? Social Media and Your Job Hunt Locate Job Openings Prepare a Resume Solicit References Write a Cover Letter Ace the Interview The Job Offer Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 14 * Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology Psychologists as Professors Psychologists as Researchers Publishing and Writing Suggested Reading Resources Chapter 15 * Getting Into Graduate School in Psychology Is Graduate School Right for You? Plan Ahead for Graduate School Degrees in Psychology: MA, PhD, and PsyD Selecting Graduate Programs The Application Interview Suggested Reading Resources References Index

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Tara L. Kuther is a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University where she has taught courses in child, adolescent, and adult development since 1996. She earned her BA in psychology from Western Connecticut State University and her MA and PhD in developmental psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Kuther is fellow of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 2), has served in various capacities in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the Society for Research on Adolescence, and is the former chair of the Teaching Committee for the Society for Research in Child Development. Her research interests include social cognition and risky activity in adolescence and adulthood. She is also interested in promoting undergraduate and graduate students' professional development and helping them navigate the challenges of pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. Robert Morgan is the John G. Skelton, Jr. Regents Endowed Professor in Psychology at Texas Tech University. In addition to numerous contributions to the journal literature, he is most recently the co-author of Stepping Up, Stepping Out: A Mental Health Treatment Program for Inmates in Restrictive Housing?.

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