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ERIC Number: ED187638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What Are We Preparing Our Students To Do?
Nelson, Don A.
The paper outlines issues and needs of students who pursue psychology related careers at the bachelor's level. Issues include teaching of job skills at the undergraduate level, student maturity at the bachelor's level, the demand for clinical skills, employment prospects, traditional psychology curricula, and the extensiveness of requirements. Conclusions are that (1) students should be taught generalized skills such as interviewing, group leadership, and behavior modification techniques; (2) the key ingredient to producing a mature student is individualized supervision and coursework emphasizing professional ethics; (3) clinical training is best left at the graduate level; and (4) field experience opportunities should be available to undergraduate students. Also, the curriculum should stress analytic thinking and methodological skills for the purpose of employment enhancement and in order for the student to understand the evolving nature of psychological applications. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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