The Psychology Major s Handbook

The Psychology Major s Handbook

This handbook, by Tara L. Kuther, offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as guidance to help them succeed in their psychology ...

Author: Tara L. Kuther

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111302693

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This handbook, by Tara L. Kuther, offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as guidance to help them succeed in their psychology course. The first chapter introduces students to the scope of psychology and the subspecialties within the field. Subsequent chapters help students assess their skills, abilities, and interests. Career opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels are presented so students can decide whether psychology is an appropriate major for them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

This handbook is designed to fill this gap in the literature by focusing on the full spectrum of people who work and who want to work across the diverse contexts that frame working in the 21st century.

Author: David L. Blustein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199758791

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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Researchers and practitioners interested in the role of work in people's lives are faced with the need for new perspectives to support clients, communities, and organizations. This handbook is designed to fill this gap in the literature by focusing on the full spectrum of people who work and who want to work across the diverse contexts that frame working in the 21st century.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Stimulation of research on aging by government and private foundation
sponsorship has been a major contributor to the growth of ... These Handbooks
can help to provide information to xv Handbook of The Psychology of Aging:
Foreword.

Author: James E. Birren

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080456073

Category: Medical

Page: 564

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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of the Psychology of Science

Handbook of the Psychology of Science

American Psychologist, 42,267,268. King, A. R., Bailly, M.D., & Moe, B. K. (Eds.). (
2004). External validity considerations regarding college participant samples
comprised substantially of psychology majors. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science ...

Author: Gregory J. Feist, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826106247

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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"Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This handbook is the definitive resource for scholars and students interested in how research and theory within each of the major domains of psychologyódevelopmental, cognitive, personality, and socialóhave been applied to understand the nature of scientific thought and behavior. Edited by two esteemed pioneers in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science, it is the first empirically based compendium of its time. The handbook provides a comprehensive examination of how scientific thinking is learned and evolves from infancy to adolescence and adulthood, and combines developmental and cognitive approaches to show the categorical similarities and differences in thinking between children, adolescents, adults, and scientists. Chapters highlight the breadth and depth of psychological perspectives in the studies of science, from creativity and genius, gender, and conflict and cooperation, to postmodernism and psychobiography. A section on applications offers findings and ideas that can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and science administrators. Contributors examine the importance of mental models in solving difficult technical problems, and the significance of leadership and organizational structure in successful innovation. The final section of the book is devoted to the future of this new field, focusing on how to continue to develop a healthy psychology of science. Key Features: Presents the only empirically based compendium of current knowledge about the psychology of scientific thought and behavior Edited by two pioneers in the discipline of psychology of science Describes how scientific thinking is learned and changes throughout the life span Addresses creativity and genius, gender, conflict and cooperation, postmodernism, and psychobiography Covers applications of the psychology of science that can be used by educators, policymakers, and science administrators
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The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education

Thus, our psychology majors typically join a team in which they have an interest,
which maximizes the likelihood that ... APA has developed a set of learning
outcomes and an accompanying set of measurable goals for the psychology
major.

Author: Dana S. Dunn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199933822

Category: Psychology

Page: 880

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The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of teaching, pedagogy, and professional issues in psychology. The Handbook is designed to help psychology educators at each stage of their careers, from teaching their first courses and developing their careers to serving as department or program administrators. The goal of the Handbook is to provide teachers, educators, researchers, scholars, and administrators in psychology with current, practical advice on course creation, best practices in psychology pedagogy, course content recommendations, teaching methods and classroom management strategies, advice on student advising, and administrative and professional issues, such as managing one's career, chairing the department, organizing the curriculum, and conducting assessment, among other topics. The primary audience for this Handbook is college and university-level psychology teachers (at both two and four-year institutions) at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels, as well as department chairs and other psychology program administrators, who want to improve teaching and learning within their departments. Faculty members in other social science disciplines (e.g., sociology, education, political science) will find material in the Handbook to be applicable or adaptable to their own programs and courses.
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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

It also provides perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for researchers
and professionals from other disciplines. The present edition involves at least a
partial generational turnover in the editorial leadership for this major handbook.

Author: K Warner Schaie

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123808839

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It also provides perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for researchers and professionals from other disciplines. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews key methodological and analytical issues in aging research. It examines some of the major historical influences that might provide explanatory mechanisms for a better understanding of cohort and period differences in psychological aging processes. Part 2 includes chapters that discuss the basics and nuances of executive function; the history of the morphometric research on normal brain aging; and the neural changes that occur in the brain with aging. Part 3 deals with the social and health aspects of aging. It covers the beliefs that individuals have about how much they can control various outcomes in their life; the impact of stress on health and aging; and the interrelationships between health disparities, social class, and aging. Part 4 discusses the emotional aspects of aging; family caregiving; and mental disorders and legal capacities in older adults. Contains all the main areas of psychological gerontological research in one volume Entire section on neuroscience and aging Begins with a section on theory and methods Edited by one of the father of gerontology (Schaie) and contributors represent top scholars in gerontology
Categories: Medical

The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook

Because the goals of science are to understand, explain, predict, and control
phenomena, one of the major functions of psychological research is to be able to
predict human behavior. A hypothesis is a prediction about the relationship ...

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761930228

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Undergraduate Training in Psychology Having entered college, the
undergraduate has a myriad of majors from which to choose. Frequently, the
choices made may change throughout the course of the undergraduate career,
and often the ...

Author: Guillermo Bernal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761919667

Category: Ethnopsychology

Page: 714

View: 194

Categories: Ethnopsychology

Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology

Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology

Teaching of Psychology, 13, 154–155. Notes 1. Thisarticleis based onapaper
presented aspartof a symposium, Preparing Psychology Majors forCareers in
Business: Teaching Computer Skills and Applications, conductedatthe
meetingofthe ...

Author: Mark E. Ware

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317759409

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 710

For those who teach students in psychology, education, and the social sciences, the Handbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology, Second Edition provides practical applications and rich sources of ideas. Revised to include a wealth of new material (56% of the articles are new), these invaluable reference books contain the collective experience of teachers who have successfully dealt with students' difficulty in mastering important concepts about human behavior. Each volume features a table that lists the articles and identifies the primary and secondary courses in which readers can use each demonstration. Additionally, the subject index facilitates retrieval of articles according to topical headings, and the appendix notes the source as it originally appeared in Teaching of Psychology, the official journal of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association. Volume I consists of 97 articles about strategies for teaching introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, and the history of psychology classes. Divided into four sections (one for each specialty), the book suggests ways to stimulate interest, promote participation, grasp psychological terminology, and master necessary scientific skills.
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Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies

Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies

Abstract: Major depression is the most common condition treated by
psychologists. In this book chapter, we first outline the typical symptoms that
characterize major depression as well as common risk factors for the
development of the disorder ...

Author: Jay C Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387097565

Category: Psychology

Page: 1827

View: 262

This multi-volume handbook describes the core competency areas relevant to practitioners as well as clinical researchers. It covers assessment and conceptualization of cases, applying evidence-based methods, consultation, cross-cultural factors, and ethics.
Categories: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Psychological Situations

The Oxford Handbook of Psychological Situations

As language is a repository of the major concepts that exist in our world (i.e., the
basis upon which we interpret, describe, and understand the world around us),
the major components of our world that are important to us exist within this ...

Author: John F. Rauthmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190263348

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

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Résumé : This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Handbook of Research on the Psychology of Mathematics Education

INTRODUCTION As the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics
Education (IG PME) grew up, so did ... In undertaking this task, we divide our
treatment into five major sections: (1) The historical precedents of constructivism
 ...

Author: Angel Gutiérrez

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9789077874196

Category: Education

Page: 521

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This volume is a compilation of the research produced by the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) since its creation, 30 years ago. It has been written to become an essential reference for mathematics education research in the coming years
Categories: Education

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

For example, even as early as 2006, nearly half of users in the United States said
that the Internet played a crucial or important role in at least one major decision in
their lives, such as attaining additional career training, helping themselves or ...

Author: S. Shyam Sundar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118413364

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 421

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies, with leading scholars providing insights that advance our knowledge on human-technology interactions. • A uniquely focused review of extensive research on technology and digital media from a psychological perspective • Authoritative chapters by leading scholars studying psychological aspects of communication technologies • Covers all forms of media from Smartphones to Robotics, from Social Media to Virtual Reality • Explores the psychology behind our use and abuse of modern communication technologies • New theories and empirical findings about ways in which our lives are transformed by digital media
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology

Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology

As has been alluded to elsewhere, it is an issue that requires amplification of
knowledge in physiology, particularly neurophysiology, as well as in behavioral
psychology. The major task before us is an accurate differentiation of neural
deficits ...

Author: C. Green

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461334125

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

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We seek to throw down the gauntlet with this handbook, challenging the he gemony of the "behavioral medicine" approach to the psychological study and treatment of the physically ill. This volume is not another in that growing surfeit oftexts that pledge allegiance to the doctrinaire purity of behavioristic thinking, or conceptualize their subject in accord with the sterility of medical models. Diseases are not our focus, nor is the narrow band of behavioral assessment and therapy methodologies. Rather, we have sought to redefine this amorphous, yet burgeoning field so as to place it squarely within the province of a broadly-based psychology-specifically, the emerging, substantive discipline of health psy chology and the well-established professionalism and diverse technologies of clinical psychology. The handbook's title-Clinical Health Psychology-reflects this reorientation explicitly, and Chapter 1 addresses its themes and provides its justifications more fully. In the process of developing a relevant and comprehensive health assess ment tool, the editors were struck by the failure of clinical psychologists to avail themselves of the rich vein of materials that comprise the psychosocial world of the physically ill. Perhaps more dismaying was the observation that this field was being mined-less than optimally-by physicians and nonclinical psychologists.
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The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology

Over the last decade, social psychological research on intimate relationships has
been marked by three major developments. First, there has been an explosion of
work concerned with the role that social cognition (beliefs, cognitive processes, ...

Author: Michael A. Hogg Joel Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446229661

Category:

Page: 526

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This volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook... Comprehensive in scope, authoritative, clearly written, and detailed... The volume is edited by two of the most prominent social psychologists in their own right, and the list of contributors is a veritable who's who of the discipline. No Library should be without this book' - "Choice " This is a comprehensive, scholarly, and up-to-date survey of the field of social psychology for the new millennium - a single 656 page Handbook containing 23 chapters by leading researchers from around the world. It is a state-of-the-art text with an eye to the future, in which rich integrative chapters are thorough analytic reviews. The chapters fall into five sections that reflect the scope of social psychology as a global scientific endeavour: history and nature of social psychology; individual processes, interpersonal processes; processes within groups, and intergroup processes and society. The book is edited by Michael A Hogg and Joel Cooper, with Dominic Abrams, Elliot Aronson and Shelley Taylor acting as advisory editors. The main features and benefits of this book include: single volume; international coverage of social psychology; international line-up of authors; basic and applied research are integrated within chapters, not exiled to the end of the book; traditional emphasis on individual and interpersonal processes is balanced with full emphasis on the study of group processes and intergroup relations; chapters on language and social psychology, culture and self.
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership Change and Organizational Development

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership  Change  and Organizational Development

The following issues regarding change are addressed in this part of the book: •
Major models/strategies for change—Kurt Lewin's contributions of
organizationalchange strategies and action-based research (Lewin, 1958);
general systems ...

Author: H. Skipton Leonard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118326442

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 956

A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of leadership, change and OD Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover leadership and employee well-being, organizational creativity and innovation, positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and leadership-culture fit Contributors include David Cooperrider, Manfred Kets de Vries, Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Staale Einarsen, David Day, Beverley Alimo-Metcalfe, Michael Chaskalson and Bernard Burnes
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Psychology History of Psychology

Handbook of Psychology  History of Psychology

This is especially true of biological or physiological psychology. Wilhelm Wundt,
who founded experimental psychology, titled his major work Foundations of
Physiological Psychology (1874/1908). William James, the other major figure in
the ...

Author: Donald K. Freedheim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471264392

Category: Psychology

Page: 588

View: 924

Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Psychology History of Psychology

Handbook of Psychology  History of Psychology

This is especially true of biological or physiological psychology . Wilhelm Wundt ,
who founded experimental psychology , titled his major work Foundations of
Physiological Psychology ( 1874 / 1908 ) . William James , the other major figure
in ...

Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471383201

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

View: 896

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the ideas, people, and events that have over time have formed the field of psychology. Chapters cover the scientific and humanistic antecedents of psychology as a discipline, theories and systems, influential people, and the important events which shaped the field.
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Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology

Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology

This trend at the doctoral level is reflective of a sex-based shift in enrollment in
psychology majors and graduate programs that has been occurring since the
1970s (American Psychological Association [APA], 2000; Pion et al., 1996).
Because ...

Author: William Buskist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405150125

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 718

The Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology is astate-of-the-art volume that provides readers with comprehensivecoverage and analysis of current trends and issues, basicmechanics, and important contextual variables related to effectiveteaching in psychology. Uses concise and targeted chapters, written by leading scholarsin the field, to explore a myriad of challenges in the teaching ofpsychology. Employs a prescriptive approach to offer strategies andsolutions to frequently occurring dilemmas. Covers the gamut of current topics of interest to all currentand future teachers of psychology.
Categories: Psychology