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Author Silvia, Paul J., 1976- author.

Title What psychology majors could (and should) be doing : a guide to research experience, professional skills, and your options after college / Paul J. Silvia, Peter F. Delaney, and Stuart Marcovitch.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2017]


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Edition Second edition.
Description viii, 169 pages ; 26 cm
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Note Revised edition of What psychology majors could (and should) be doing, c2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-160) and index.
Contents Choosing your research focus -- Finding research opportunities -- Succeeding in your classes -- Getting more out of statistics -- Finding and understanding research articles -- Writing research papers -- Getting involved outside the lab and classroom -- Attending academic conferences -- Presenting a research poster -- Presenting a research talk -- Making a CV -- Writing personal statements -- Thinking about the world of work -- Understanding graduate school -- Epilogue -- Appendix : Good books for your professional library.
Summary "With more than 115,000 psychology majors graduating each year, it is an understatement to say that competition is fierce. Whether you plan to go to graduate school or to enter the world of work, a decent GPA is not enough to make you stand out. So, how can you gain a competitive edge? Like a trusted advisor, this book steers you to the experiences outside the classroom that will help you build your professional portfolio and show prospective employers and graduate school programs that you have the skills they want -- researching, writing, public speaking, and statistical reasoning. Since professional research experience remains the most important avenue for fostering and demonstrating these skills, the authors emphasize ways to get involved in scholarly research, including finding research opportunities, conducting the research, going to scholarly conferences, and presenting findings in papers and talks. ... [T]his second edition provides a new overview of the kinds of research experiences you might seek, no matter what type of college you are attending, as well as tips for writing your CV and personal statement, succeeding in classes, and thinking about options after college."--Back cover.
Subject Psychology -- Research.
Psychology -- Vocational guidance.
Psychology -- Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst01081549
Psychology -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01081506
Added Author Delaney, Peter F., author.
Marcovitch, Stuart, author.
ISBN 9781433823794

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