Online article: Psych Methods Students Decide Between a Career in Academia or Applied Psychology

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    Dr. Amira Wegenek
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    Most psychology students never learn about the career options available to them or how many different careers that involve research skills. Many programs don’t offer a careers in psychology class (at least in the US).  Many students become psychology majors because they are interested in entering the mental health profession. That is not what they typically learn about in the major, however. An undergraduate psychology degree most often provides a theoretical background that students can use to prepare for postgraduate work in applied psychology if they choose to do so. However, students may not know what careers in research, academia, and applied psychology entail. How can they make a better personal decision about what path to pursue? Here is a short article that may be helpful to your students and serve as a nice short article to assign to create discussion in class.

    It is published in Eye on Psi Chi 2012

    http://www.ourdigitalmags.com/display_article.php?id=998366

    Cheers,

    Amira Wegenek

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