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Career Paths in Psychology : Where your Degree Can Take You



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Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Publish Date: 30 Sep 2016

ISBN-13: 9781433823107

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Now in its third edition, this bestselling volume has set the standard for students seeking to find an exciting career in psychology. Its comprehensive coverage spans more careers than ever, with the vast majority of chapters new to this edition.An advanced degree in psychology offers an extremely wide range of rewarding and well-compensated career opportunities. Amidst all the choices, this book will help future psychologists find their optimal career path.The chapters describe 30 different graduate-level careers (i.e., careers for those holding a PhD, EdD, or PsyD) in three distinct areas of endeavor:academiaclinical and counseling psychologyspecialized settings such as for-profit businesses, nonprofits, the military, and schools. Each chapter explores a different career, including typical daily activities, the approximate range of compensation, advantages and disadvantages of the career, opportunities for employment and advancement, and how to plan one’s educational and professional experiences to prepare for this specialty.The authors – all highly accomplished professionals – were selected for their years of experience, their distinction in their field, and their ability to communicate their passion.
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About the Author

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Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, received his BA from Yale and his PhD from Stanford. He also is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates.He is professor of human development at Cornell University and honorary professor of psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to that, he served as a university dean, provost, and president. Earlier, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise (PACE Center).He was also the 2003 president of APA and the 2012-2013 president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.He is editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science and previously was editor of The APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychology and Psychological Bulletin.He has won many awards, including the James McKeen Cattell Award of the Association for Psychological Science.He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education and a fellow of APA, Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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