ERIC Number: EJ1163910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Embedding Career Issues in Advanced Psychology Major Courses
Halonen, Jane S.; Dunn, Dana S.
Teaching of Psychology, v45 n1 p41-49 Jan 2018
Despite the popularity of the psychology major, complaints regularly arise about the value of majoring in psychology. This article reviews the workforce advantages that accrue to successful psychology students and encourages new strategies for emphasizing the professional development goal in the American Psychological Association's "Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major" (2013). Recommendations include infusing career preparation in advanced classes, designing career-focused capstone courses, and conducting a climate check on department support for fostering realistic and appropriate career aspirations in undergraduate psychology majors.
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Career Development, Career Planning, Advanced Courses, Curriculum, Occupational Aspiration, Guidelines, Departments, Labor Force, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Service Learning, Student Projects, Portfolios (Background Materials), Career Centers, Internship Programs
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