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Sheldon, Jane P. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
A highly relevant construct that may need more emphasis in our psychology courses is genetic attributions. Attributions are causal explanations people make for specific behaviors, characteristics, occurrences, or differences. Research has found that genetic attributions are related to numerous biopsychosocial phenomena (e.g., perceptions about…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Genetics, Psychology, Course Content
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Strapp, Chehalis M.; Drapela, Danica J.; Henderson, Cierra I.; Nasciemento, Emily; Roscoe, Lauren J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the accuracy of psychology majors' expectations regarding careers. Psychology majors, including 101 women and 35 men (M[subscript age] = 23 years; standard deviation[subscript age] = 6.25), indicated a desired career and estimated the level of education needed and the expected annual salary for the career. Students'…
Descriptors: Psychology, Career Choice, Student Attitudes, Income
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Appleby, Drew C. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Undergraduate psychology programs have not always provided the same level of support for their job-seeking students than they have for those preparing to become psychologists. This is a particularly unfortunate situation because, according to the American Psychological Association's Center for Workforce Studies (American Psychological Association,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students), Job Training
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Vespia, Kristin M.; Freis, Stephanie D.; Arrowood, Rebecca M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Psychology prioritizes students' professional or career development by including it as one of the five undergraduate learning goals. Faculty advisors are critical to that development but likely feel less prepared for the role. Departments face challenges assessing associated student learning outcomes. We introduce an instrument programs can use to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Career Counseling
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Ciarocco, Natalie J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Traditional career preparation courses provide students with a variety of benefits. Students taking these courses report a better understanding of psychology-related careers, less indecision about their future careers, and are more knowledgeable about themselves in relation to careers. Yet only 37% of undergraduate psychology programs offer formal…
Descriptors: Psychology, Assignments, Career Development, Undergraduate Students
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Halonen, Jane S.; Dunn, Dana S. – Teaching of Psychology, 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…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Career Development
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Schwartz, Beth M.; Gregg, Virginia R.; McKee, Mark – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Providing career preparation for our students continues to be a focus for faculty, departments, and institutions. Professional development is most effective when accessible to students in a number of ways. This article presents how career preparation can be incorporated in advising, through programming and assessment in a career center, and in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Career Centers, Career Counseling
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Golding, Jonathan M.; Lippert, Anne M.; Malik, Sarah E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Career planning for psychology majors has broadened to include a diverse array of opportunities (e.g., medicine, law, education, government, and military). The Internet has made it possible for students to learn about and quickly obtain information regarding these new career options. This article describes various career resources on the Internet…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Career Choice
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Lawson, Timothy J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
This article describes how my psychology department utilizes our alumni to educate current and prospective students about careers in psychology. I explain how we developed an alumni careers website and on-campus alumni careers sessions for students. High school students and our psychology majors reported that they found this information valuable,…
Descriptors: Alumni, Psychology, Career Choice, Information Sources
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Littleford, Linh Nguyen; Buxton, Kim; Bucher, Meredith A.; Simon-Dack, Stephanie L.; Yang, Kao Lee – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
What do psychology doctorate programs require and prefer in their master's level applicants? Do the programs value students' graduate experiences during and postadmission? Doctoral programs' (n = 221) responses to an online survey showed that most required letters of recommendation, personal statements, Graduate Records Examination scores, and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Doctoral Programs, College Admission, Online Surveys
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Landrum, R. Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Challenges abound in providing accurate and useful information to prospective and declared psychology majors about their career options and how to make decisions that will lead to satisfying and rewarding postgraduate lives. One component of this challenge is that by majoring in psychology, career affordances (i.e., the opportunities and…
Descriptors: Affordances, Alignment (Education), Academic Advising, Undergraduate Students
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Hayes, Nicky – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Writing a textbook is close to a unique experience in the work of a psychologist. In this article, we discuss the steps authors need to take in preparing to write a textbook. We take the reader through a series of steps, from formulating an idea for a textbook to negotiating a contract. Writing a textbook can be one of the greatest joys of a…
Descriptors: Textbook Preparation, Authors, Psychologists, Decision Making
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Swinkels, Alan; Giuliano, Traci A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
A project was developed to introduce the core principles of repeated-measures designs. Using the levels of processing approach to memory, students are prompted to engage in either shallow, moderate, or deep processing of 54 common nouns. An unexpected recall task then measures the number of words remembered in each condition. Data from 293…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Recall (Psychology), College Students, Research Methodology
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Davis, Karen M.; Doll, Jason F.; Sterner, William R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Personal statements are an important component of applications for counselor education and psychology doctoral programs. However, a paucity of empirical information exists about what types of content are viewed favorably and how this content influences admissions decisions. In the current study, 97 faculty members from clinical psychology,…
Descriptors: Clinical Psychology, Counselor Training, Doctoral Programs, Personal Narratives
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Pfund, Rory A.; Norcross, John C.; Hailstorks, Robin; Stamm, Karen E.; Christidis, Peggy – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
A robust literature has explored multiple facets of the introductory psychology course, but few studies have examined its purposes, student learning outcomes (SLOs), and assessment practices. The second iteration of the Undergraduate Study in Psychology gathered data on these facets in a nationally representative sample of associate (n = 62) and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation Methods
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