The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission

How do I write my "personal statement?" When will I hear my fate, and how should I make my final decision? These are just a few of the many questions to which this well-researched, thorough, and extremely user-friendly book offers answers.


Author: Patricia Keith-Spiegel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805831207

Category: Education

Page: 280

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The 2/e of this extremely popular bk retains all the features that made it so helpful to its first generation of readers, while trimming away some of the material that was interesting (but not so necessary). Designed for us from the earliest stages of

Graduate Study in Psychology

For those doctoral students for whom a professional internship is required prior to graduation, 6 applied in 2003-2004. Of those who applied, 6 were placed in internships listed by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and ...




ISBN: UOM:39015062055184

Category: Psychology


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The Virtual Advisor

Would you like unlimited access to a personal advisor who can guide you step-by-step through the process of preparing for and applying to graduate school? The Virtual Advisor can help.


Author: Greg J. Neimeyer

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1412964199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

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Are you considering graduate school? Trying to sort out the differences between particular degrees or areas of specialization? Looking to maximize the chances of getting into your top programs? Would you like unlimited access to a personal advisor who can guide you step-by-step through the process of preparing for and applying to graduate school? The Virtual Advisor can help. The Virtual Advisor gives an inside perspective on the graduate admissions process through a series of online modules, videos, interactive assessments and companion readings that lead you step-by-step through the process of finding and applying to graduate programs in psychology. For your convenience, the program is offered in two easy-to-purchase formats: 1) Online modules and printed booklet containing insert with pass code and URL access information and 2) A fully online version with PDF file and URL access information. Please note, customers selecting the fully online version will be contacted by a customer service representative within one business day to receive their pass code and access URL. Key Features Provides online modules, presentations, and videos, all at your fingertips. And downloadable for podcasting, too! Takes a personal approach and provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of graduate school considerations Contains interactive online quizzes, assessments, exercises and links that help you learn where you stand and clarify how best to proceed from there Offers an "insider's" perspective on the graduate preparation and application process with tips from graduate students who have successfully completed it Shows real, live graduate school interviews and provides a 10-point performance check for evaluating them Presents a detailed guide to crafting your vita, drafting your goal statement, and securing outstanding letters of recommendation Intended Audience There is only one Virtual Advisor. And it's ideal for anyone interested in applying to masters or doctoral programs in any area of psychology. Whether you are just now considering graduate study in psychology, or on the brink of applying to graduate schools at this time, The Virtual Advisor can help you undertake the graduate school admissions process with ease and confidence. In additon, click here to visit the Webinar Greg Neimeyer conducted on successful strategies for getting into graduate school in Psychology.

Insider s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Psychology students and online graduate programs: A need to re-examine undergraduate advisement. Teaching of Psychology, 35, 38–41. ... Relevance of multicultural training to students' applications to clinical psychology programs.


Author: Michael A. Sayette

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462535675

Category: Study Aids

Page: 475

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This trusted, bestselling guide--now updated for 2018/2019--is the resource you can rely on for profiles of more than 300 graduate clinical and counseling psychology programs, plus expert advice for choosing and getting into the right one. Based on intensive research, the Insider's Guide offers information and guidance not available from any other source. It provides details on each program's specializations or tracks, admission requirements, acceptance rates, financial aid, research areas, and clinical opportunities. You get invaluable tips for completing prerequisite coursework, accumulating clinical and research experience, and developing polished application materials and personal statements. Special features include a handy time line and planning and decision-making worksheets. The 2018/2019 Edition incorporates profiles of eight additional programs as well as the latest information on GRE preparation, student loans, and more.

Insider s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Assessing Program Criteria Assessing the criteria that clinical and counseling psychology programs use to evaluate applicants is a vital step in applying to graduate school. To illuminate this point, we will relate the story of one ...


Author: John C. Norcross

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462525720

Category: Study Aids

Page: 442

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This resource will help you select - and get into - the graduate clinical or counseling psychology programs that meet your needs. The Insider's Guide is based on intensive research and includes information and advice not available from any other source. In-depth profiles on more than 300 accredited programs in the United States and Canada provide details on specializations or tracks, admission requirements, acceptance rates, financial aid, research areas, clinical opportunities, and more.

Handbook on Student Development

American Psychological Association. (1982), Graduate study in psychology 1983—1984. Washington, DC: Author. Couch, ]. V., & Benedict, ]. O. (1983). Graduate school admission variables: An analysis of1980—81 students.


Author: Mark E. Ware

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898599183

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Because this book's main objective is to foster and promote student development, it should appeal to those who advise, counsel, and teach undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in psychology, education, and other social sciences. Along with a plethora of stimulating ideas for practice and research, the book contains the results of research having immediate applications to students' educational and career direction needs. Readers will find more than 90 articles in this book distributed across three significant challenges to students' development: the academic, occupational, and personal. Further, the material presented has been organized around three distinct approaches to these challenges: advising, career development, and field placement activities. The source for these articles is the official journal, Teaching of Psychology, of Division Two of the American Psychological Association.

Becoming a Health Psychologist

gradPsych, 28. Retrieved from Tips for refining a CV and highlighting what is important. ... Getting in: A step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology.


Author: Tracey A. Revenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351201254

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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Becoming a Health Psychologist provides an overview of the different training paths students can take to prepare themselves for graduate school and careers in the field of health psychology. You’ll find tips on how to choose and apply for graduate programs as well as numerous practical examples such as emails to potential advisors and questions to ask during interviews. Throughout, the authors provide examples of different health psychology careers, along with references, resources, and first-hand experiences. It details what is involved in becoming a health psychologist, what a health psychology career entails, and how to reach that goal. The inclusion of tips from a diverse group of successful students, early career, and senior health psychologists makes this book an invaluable resource for anyone looking to start their career or for advisors who are counselling students about career choices. For many readers, this book may serve as "the mentor they never had".

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

A careful examination of your own credentials and the advice of those who have experience with students applying to graduate school in clinical psychology will help you apply to appropriate programs and maximize your chances of ...


Author: Geoffrey P. Kramer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108705141

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

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This textbook offers a survey of clinical psychology including its history, content, and professional functions.

Feminist Foremothers in Women s Studies Psychology and Mental Health

This experience occurred when she was applying to graduate school in psychology. I was told by one graduate school, directly, which is fascinating, “We'll only look at your application if you're twice as good as any male candidate.


Author: Ellen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317764335

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

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Feminist Foremothers in Women’s Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health is by and about the more recent wave of feminist foremothers; those who were awakened in the 1960s and ’70s to the realization that something was terribly wrong. These are the women who created the fields of feminist therapy, feminist psychology, and women’s mental health as they exist today. The 48 women share their life stories in the hope that they will inspire and encourage readers to take their own risks and their own journeys to the outer edges of human possibility. Authors write about what led up to their achievements, what their accomplishments were, and how their lives were consequently changed. They describe their personal stages of development in becoming feminists, from unawareness to activism to action. Some women focus on the painful barriers to success, fame, and social change; others focus on the surprise they experience at how well they, and the women’s movement, have done. Some well-known feminist foremothers featured include: Phyllis Chesler Gloria Steinem Kate Millett Starhawk Judy Chicago Zsuszanna Emese Budapest Andrea Dworkin Jean Baker Miller Carol Gilligan In Feminist Foremothers in Women’s Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health, many of the women see in hindsight how prior projects and ideas and even dreams were the forerunners to their most important work. They note the importance of sisterhood and the presence of other women and the loneliness and isolation experienced when they don’t exist. They note the validation they have received from grassroots feminists in contrast to disbelief from professionals. Although these women have been and continue to be looked up to as foremothers, they realize how little recognition they’ve been given from society-at-large and how much better off their male counterparts are. Some foremothers write about the feeling of being different, not meshing with the culture of the time and about challenging the system as an outsider, not an insider. These are women who had few mentors, who had to forge their own way, “hit the ground running.” Their stories will challenge readers to press on, to continue the work these foremothers so courageously started. Throughout the pages of Feminist Foremothers in Women’s Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health runs a sense of excitement and vibrancy of lives lived well, of being there during the early years of the women’s movement, of making sacrifices, of taking risks and living to see enormous changes result. Throughout these pages, too, sounds a call not to take these changes for granted but to recognize that feminists, rather than arguing over picayune issues or splitting politically correct hairs, are battling for the very soul of the world.

Clinical Psychology

Emphasizing competencies ensures that the students who graduate from clinical psychology programs not only will have earned good grades on exams, papers, and other academic tasks but also will be able to apply what they have learned.


Author: Andrew M. Pomerantz

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506333762

Category: Psychology

Page: 632

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Recipient of the 2017 Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Up to date with current DSM-5 coverage throughout, the comprehensive, highly-readable Fourth Edition of Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture provides students vital exposure to the real-world practice of clinical psychology balanced with the latest research in the field. Throughout the book, author Andrew M. Pomerantz explores clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, current controversies, and specialized topics in a scholarly, yet fascinating, easy-to-read style. Value-priced and packed with clinical examples, the Fourth Edition offers more coverage of cultural/diversity issues in clinical psychology than any other text for the course, as well as thorough coverage of recent, prominent developments in psychotherapy and clinical assessment. New topics, new pedagogy, expanded discussions of ethics, and hundreds of new references published since 2014 make this a resource students will keep and refer to throughout their professional lives.

Life Span Human Development

Graduate study in psychology: 2017 Edition. ... profiles more than 600 graduate programs in the United States and Canada, noting program emphases, admission standards, information about the employment of graduates, and the like.


Author: Carol K. Sigelman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337516068

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

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Known for its clear, straightforward writing, grounding in current research, and well-chosen visuals and examples, Sigelman and Rider's text combines a topical organization at the chapter level and a consistent chronological presentation within each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Each chapter also includes sections on infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The blend of topical and chronological approaches helps students grasp key transformations that occur in each period of the life span. Other staples of the text are its emphasis on theories and their application to different aspects of development and its focus on the interplay of nature and nurture in development. This edition expands its examination of both biological bases of and sociocultural influences on life-span development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Becoming an Industrial Organizational Psychologist

Part 1 of the book discusses what I-O Psychology is and what I-O Psychologists do, including the history of the field, research areas, and job types and titles.


Author: Dennis Doverspike

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351061841

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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So you want to be an Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychologist? You may have heard that it is one of the fields of the future, fast-growing, and a highly sought-after profession. But what is Industrial-Organizational Psychology? What does an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist do? Answering these questions and many more, Becoming an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is the perfect introduction, providing an expert overview of careers in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the study of human behavior in the workplace. Part 1 of the book discusses what I-O Psychology is and what I-O Psychologists do, including the history of the field, research areas, and job types and titles. Part 2 discusses the undergraduate years, including how to make oneself competitive for graduate school, and going through the process of identifying graduate programs, applying, and deciding on the right program. Part 3 focuses on the graduate years, including advice on success in a graduate program and in internships, as well as additional issues like licensure and transitioning from other careers. Finally, Part 4 discusses how to find a job and begin a career in the various sectors of I-O Psychology: academic, consulting, industry, and government.

Appearance of Candidates During the Interview Process of Applying to a Psychology Doctoral Program

The process of applying to graduate school in psychology can be a daunting task for many students.


Author: Jeffrey L. Oldenkamp


ISBN: OCLC:317302569

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 124

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The process of applying to graduate school in psychology can be a daunting task for many students. Previous research has been conducted giving students a general idea of what to avoid when constructing a graduate school application (Appleby & Appleby, 2006). Other research has examined the extent to which doctoral degrees weigh each item included in an application, concluding that the interview process was important (Landrum, 2003; Landrum & Clark, 2005). Other studies have focused on ways to assess personal attributes of applicants to doctoral programs in fields other than psychology (Lumsden, Bore, Millar, Jack, & Powis, 2005). The purpose of the current study was to examine how graduate schools rate each element included in the application, and how a personal choice, such as wearing of facial piercings, could affect the likelihood of being accepted into a doctoral program. The current research also attempted to add to the body of literature by examining whether acceptance rates vary based on the type of program. Due to a lack of complete data sets, the results of the study are inconclusive. Future research should address issues such as how acceptance rates across various programs for a specific applicant.

Mastering Industrial Organizational Psychology

Training Issues for Master's Level I-O Psychologists Elizabeth L. Shoenfelt, Distinguished University Professor of ... Our book will provide these prospective students with information on applying to graduate school and what they should ...


Author: Elizabeth L. Shoenfelt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190071141

Category: Industrial psychologists

Page: 168

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"An Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology provides a brief introduction to Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology; a definition of the field; an explanation of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by master's level I-O practitioners; and a description of I-O master's professional practice areas. I-O graduate training is introduced, highlighting differences between master's training and doctoral training. The exponential growth of I-O master's programs over the past several decades and the growing demand in the job market for I-O practitioners is noted. The authors conclude with a discussion of issues relevant to the master's degree in I-O psychology"--

Studying Psychology in the United States

This book offers superb expert guidance on graduate study in psychology for international students and their supervisors ... book simplifies the process of applying to graduate school and increases applicants' chances of being accepted.


Author: Nadia T. Hasan

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015076180747

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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Until recently, international students who considered studying psychology in the United States have had few resources available to them. This is significant given that each year the United States hosts more than half a million international students, and psychology is one of the most popular majors. In response, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) has brought together a remarkable group of psychologist and international student contributors who share their unique expertise and insights in this volume. This book offers superb expert guidance on graduate study in psychology, specifically tailored for international students. It weighs the pros and cons of studying psychology in the United States and provides direction on how to find university resources geared toward international students, finance one's education, handle visa and work permit matters, cultural considerations, mentoring relationships, academic development, obtain internships and training, and whether to pursue employment in the United States or abroad, as well as other critical professional development issues.

The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission

Child clinical psychology programs are relatively rare and exceptionally competitive. School psychology or school counseling may, however, be viable career options for those who want to work with children (Minke & Brown, 1996).


Author: Patricia Keith-Spiegel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135673420

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Should I go to graduate school? How do I choose where to apply? Are my grades and accomplishments good enough to get in? Who should I ask to write recommendation letters for me, and how should I approach these people? How do I write my "personal statement?" When will I hear my fate, and how should I make my final decision? These are just a few of the many questions to which this well-researched, thorough, and extremely user-friendly book offers answers. Students who are contemplating graduate training in psychology, counseling, and related fields are often apprehensive and confused about applying to graduate school, but this book takes the guesswork and anxiety out of the process. The tone and features (such as the Q&A format, timeline for application-related tasks and activities, and special advice for special populations) that made the first edition so successful, eliciting hundreds of thank-you notes and e-mail messages to the author, are just as evident in this new edition. The book has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of new topics such as use of the internet and e-mail, as well as changing trends in the professions. The most obvious difference is that the book is now significantly shorter as a result of meticulous rewriting, making it even easier to use. There have been attempts since the publication of the first edition to copy the format of this book, but none of the others have successfully duplicated the depth of research-based advice and the supportive style that make this book the guide of choice for thousands of graduate-school bound students and their advisors.

The Portable Mentor

Incidentally, demonstrating this ability to your faculty supervisors also will help them write you a letter of recommendation when you apply to graduate school. As we have discussed, admission to psychology Ph.D. programs is quite ...


Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461439943

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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The ten year anniversary of the book offers an excellent opportunity to publish a second edition. Several aspects of the book have evolved considerably since its first printing. For instance, substantial revision to the internship, licensure, and certification processes has occurred, and are reflected in this resource. Much of the literature on clinical psychology, cultural sensitivity, and the current job market is updated. Changes in technology have large effects on teaching and practicing clinical psychology. These modifications are needed to offer appropriate and updated information for students. In short, virtually every chapter has substantial modification to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date.

Peterson s Graduate Programs in the Social Sciences 2011

GallaudetUniversity, The GraduateSchool,CollegeofArtsand Sciences, Department ofPsychology, Washington, ... Electronic applications accepted. GardnerWebbUniversity, Graduate School,School of Psychology,Boiling Springs,NC 28017.


Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780768934632

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1676

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Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Social Sciences contains a wealth of information on colleges and universities that offer graduate work in Area & Cultural Studies; Communication & Media; Conflict Resolution & Mediation/Peace Studies; Criminology & Forensics; Economics; Family & Consumer Sciences; Geography; Military & Defense Studies; Political Science & International Affairs; Psychology & Counseling; Public, Regional, & Industrial Affairs; Social Sciences; and Sociology, Anthropology, & Archaeology. Institutions listed include those in the United States, Canada, and abroad that are accredited by U.S. accrediting agencies. Up-to-date data, collected through Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions, provides valuable information on degree offerings, professional accreditation, jointly offered degrees, part-time and evening/weekend programs, postbaccalaureate distance degrees, faculty, students, degree requirements, entrance requirements, expenses, financial support, faculty research, and unit head and application contact information. Readers will find helpful links to in-depth descriptions that offer additional detailed information about a specific program or department, faculty members and their research, and much more. In addition, there are valuable articles on financial assistance, the graduate admissions process, advice for international and minority students, and facts about accreditation, with a current list of accrediting agencies.

The Career Development Quarterly

Discussion Students rated the Psychology as a Profession course as moderately high in value and recommended that the ... The students expressed a strong interest in attending graduate school, and lectures about applying to graduate ...




ISBN: UVA:X006176713

Category: Vocational guidance


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Majoring in Psychology

How to avoid the kisses of death in the graduate school application process. Eye on Psi Chi, 11(3), 20–21. Aronson, E. (2004). The social animal (9th ed.). New York, NY: Worth. Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship ...


Author: Jeffrey L. Helms

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118741016

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Updated to reflect the latest data in the field, the second edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals remains the most comprehensive and accessible text for psychology majors available today. The new edition incorporates the most up-to-date research, as well as recent changes to the GRE Reveals the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and shows students how to prepare for a career or to continue with graduate study in the field Features a wide range of supplemental exercises and materials plus topical contributions written by national and international figures in their respective psychology subfields Online support materials for instructors include Powerpoint slides and test banks to support each chapter