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9e appendix a

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Preparing for a Career in Psychology

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9e appendix a

  1. 1. 1 PSYCHOLOGY (9th Edition) David Myers PowerPoint Slides Aneeq Ahmad Henderson State University Worth Publishers, © 2010
  2. 2. 2 Careers in Psychology Appendix A
  3. 3. 3 Careers in Psychology Preparing for a Career in Psychology  The Bachelor’s Degree  Postgraduate Degrees
  4. 4. 4 Careers in Psychology Subfields of Psychology Preparing Early for Graduate Study in Psychology
  5. 5. 5 Preparing for a Career in Psychology As the 2nd most popular college major in the U.S., psychology prepares students for a vast array of jobs.
  6. 6. 6 The Bachelor’s Degree Psychology undergraduates offer important skills which include: 1. Interpersonal skills 2. Willingness to learn new skills 3. Adaptability to change 4. Critical-thinking skills 5. Problem-solving skills
  7. 7. 7 Postgraduate Degrees Requirements The Master’s Degree: 2+ years of graduate study in a subfield of psychology and an internship &/or thesis Doctoral Degrees: 5-7 years of graduate study in a subfield of psychology and to earn a: -Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy), completion of a dissertation. -Psy.D. (doctor of psychology), completion of clinical work and exams.
  8. 8. 8 Subfields of Psychology Psychologist What she/he does Clinical (licensed) Studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders Cognitive Studies how we perceive, think, and solve problems Community Enhances environmental setting to improve individual functioning Counseling Helps with adjustment problems Developmental Conducts & applies research in age- related behavioral changes
  9. 9. 9 Subfields of Psychology Psychologist What she/he does Educational Studies relationships between learning and environments Experimental (research) Investigates a variety of behavioral processes in humans and animals Health Focuses on health promotion and disease prevention Forensic Applies psychological principles in the areas of research, policy, and law enforcement Industrial/ Organizational (I/O) Studies the relationship between people and their work environments
  10. 10. 10 Subfields of Psychology Psychologist What she/he does Neuropsychologist Studies the relationship between neurological processes and behavior Psychometric & Quantitative Studies methods and techniques used to acquire psychological knowledge Rehabilitation Works with people with loss of functioning to restore some or all of it School Assesses and intervenes with children in school setting Social Studies our interactions with others Sports Studies the factors involved in physical activities to apply it to everyday knowledge
  11. 11. 11 Preparing Early for Graduate Study in Psychology 1. Network 2. Become involved in research 3. Volunteer in the field 4. Get good grades 5. Study and take the GRE

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