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Careers in Psychology
Opportunities in a Changing World

Sixth Edition


September 2024 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I • Making Decisions About Psychology
 
Chapter 1 • Choosing a Major
 
Chapter 2 • Majoring in Psychology and Preparing for Your Career
 
Part II • Practice-Oriented Fields in Psychology
 
Chapter 3 • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
 
Chapter 4 • School Psychology
 
Chapter 5 • Legal and Forensic Psychology
 
Chapter 6 • Health Psychology
 
Chapter 7 • Sport Psychology
 
Part III • Research and Applied Research Fields in Psychology
 
Chapter 8 • Biopsychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology
 
Chapter 9 • Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Human Factors Psychology
 
Chapter 10 • Experimental and Quantitative Psychology
 
Chapter 11 • Social and Consumer Psychology
 
Chapter 12 • Developmental Psychology
 
Part IV • Preparing for the Future
 
Chapter 13 • Getting a Job With Your Bachelor’s Degree
 
Chapter 14 • Graduate-Level Careers in Psychology
 
Chapter 15 • Getting Into Graduate School in Psychology
 
References
 
Index

This text provides up to date information at a level appropriate to undergraduate students with an interest in psychology. In their reading, the number one response I get from students is that they had no idea how broad the options in psychology are. They greatly appreciate the practical information on pay, work environment, education as it helps dispel myths and provides guidance for future decision-making. Since many students come to the material having heard that they can "do nothing" with a bachelor's degree in psychology, it is extremely helpful for them to see that this stereotype is false. My students appreciate the straightforward presentation of information and the practical suggestions in each chapter as they work through their undergraduate careers. I have had many students over the years switch or retool their specific areas of interest in psychology after reading this text.

Tamara Daily
University of Mount Union
Pre-Revision Review

I have used this text book since 2017. I find it informative, easy-to-read, and filled with valuable information about career opportunities within the field of psychology. Highly recommend!

Krista Nelson
Southern Arkansas University
Pre-Revision Review

This textbook continues to get great reviews from my students in the Psychology as a Profession course as it addresses realistic questions that students have about this field and what they can do in the future. 

Brittany Blackwell Broussard
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Pre-Revision Review

Kuther and Morgan provide a brief, yet comprehensive, overview of the career planning process both for students who plan to apply to graduate programs in psychology and those planning to seek employment after completing their bachelor's degree in psychology.

Kim Stark
University of Central Missouri
Pre-Revision Review
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • A new sections in each chapter on Master's level careers and considerations for graduate education
  • New psychological fields have been added, including educational psychology, rehabilitation psychology, medical psychology, police psychology, correctional psychology, neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychology, and media psychology.
  • Over a dozen new BA-level positions have been incorporated into this edition. 
  • Updated salaries and job descriptions 
  • New professional biographies of relatable psychology graduates have been added to several chapters. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Introduces students to the wide range of possible undergraduate- and graduate-level careers in psychology with a focus on psychological literacy and its value across many career fields.
  • Appropriate for a range of students, including prospective and declared psychology majors.
  • Helps students to tailor their psychology degree by adding courses and experiences to round out their preparation and enhance their marketability for their chosen career.

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