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The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (4th Edition) Paperback – March 6, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0205684687 ISBN-10: 0205684688 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (March 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205684688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205684687
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

 

Dr. R. Eric Landrum received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology with an emphasis in Quantitative Methodology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1989, and joined the Boise State University Psychology Department in 1992. He served as Chair of the Psychology Department from 1996-2000. For the 2005-2006 academic year, he served as the Interim Chair of the Psychology Department.  The general trend underlying Dr. Landrum's research centers on college student success. How can we best create a teaching and learning environment that allows students to achieve their academic goals? Much of this work involves the development of survey and questionnaire instruments to measure behavioral outcomes--involving good theoretical design of instruments, establishment of validity and reliability, and other measurement operations.

 

 

Stephen F. Davis is Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Currently he is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University and Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College. In 2002—2003 he was the Knapp Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Southern Methodist University and his PhD in experimental psychology from Texas Christian University. In 2007 he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Morningside College.  His research, which always includes student assistants, has investigated such diverse topics as academic dishonesty, learning versus grade orientation of students, Type A personality, the Impostor Phenomenon, and the behavioral effects of ingesting toxic metals. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles, 31 books, and more than 900 convention presentations.


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I would recommend this book to anyone majoring in psychology.
Nichole
Psych majors, grads, and post grades would benefit from purchasing this book or checking it out of your local library.
Ronald E. Foore
I liked the chapter on APA format, it is laid out very nicely.
MachineGnGirl

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MachineGnGirl on December 11, 2007
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I just changed my major to psychology at the end of last spring. My program requires a Career Planning course for psychology, this is my first semester of junior year. The course partnered with this book was a nice intervention. This is not a huge book, one could probably read it in one sitting. There is a lot of useful information about fields in psychology, graduate admissions, and multiple chapters on areas of undergraduate involvement that will make for a competitive student applying to grad school or for getting the most out of your undergrad experience in general. I liked the chapter on APA format, it is laid out very nicely. I have been raised in MLA format since frashman year in highschool, so has not been the easiest transition. I hear a lot of "students need to be doing x, y, z" to get into grad school, this book puts these things in perspective. I have followed a lot of the advice given in this book, like becoming involved with research, and I am getting more out of my classes and achieving better grades.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By early 20's crisis on November 18, 2009
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I have read many on career options with a psychology major but this book by far is probably the most undergraduate of all. It is basically a fill-in guide line as to what you should do with a psychology major but I am still confused as the book is so general that is assumes that the process is the same for all psychology-major professions that are available. First it tells you your options with a bachelor's degree, then it goes on to master's and doctorals. And then the strategies for success is followed by how to get into master's and doctorals with pages continued by how to study effectively.
I believe the subtitle is very misleading as it does not give any in-depth information on the different fields and areas of psychology professions that are curretly available. It does though, have a list of possible career options and a 1-2 sentence description as to what you could do but that certainly does not define everything for that specific job-title. I feel the book is made for over-achieving high schoolers who believe if they follow everything that is written in the book, they automatically have a success story - which is not true.
If you're looking on a guidance book on how to survive through uni to obtain a bachelor's in psychology, or a book you can read so you have some kind of idea as to why you're majoring in psychology when someone asks you, then this might be it but there are definately other more thorough books out there if you're looking to read about psychology, not 'how to get in and have a basic idea'.
On the up-side, it can be very interactive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 14, 2014
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I was sent the teachers edition and that was not what I purchased. The words teachers edition were covered by stickers in order to hide that it was the teachets edition.
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I appreciated the advice and guidance. It gave a clear and organized direction for many details that the courses I took did not teach me about getting more education or entering the field.
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By Mary on March 8, 2014
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needed it for class. If i did not need it i would not have bought this book. Thank you. Would not have known about it.
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Psych majors, grads, and post grades would benefit from purchasing this book or checking it out of your local library. It has most items one would expect to find as outlined in the title of the book.
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By J Davis on May 29, 2013
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this book has opened up more doors for opportunity for my career and education. I truly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to any psychology interested student
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By Torie on February 26, 2013
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I needed the book for a Psychology class and was happy to see that it was a fast and easy read each chapter. Very helpful! :)
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