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How to search for Psychology Information
There are several types of information available to Psychology students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:
||You can find a good selection of Psychology books in our collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.
||This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches.
||Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for new developments and recent scientific studies in the field of Psychology. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.
||The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.
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Careers in Psychology
Careers in Psychology: opportunities in a changing world by
Call Number: BF76 .K88 2010
Publication Date: 2009-02-09
Are you considering a degree in psychology? CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY gives you exposure to careers in each of the areas of psychology and prompts you to explore whether or not a major and career in psychology is a good fit for you. Salary and career information, advice on getting a job after graduation, and information on applying to graduate school in psychology help you make decisions about the career that is right for you. CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY is a must read for anyone majoring in psychology or considering the degree.
The Insider's Guide to the Psychology Major by
Call Number: BF80.7.U6 W44 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-15
Although questions about life and of life have always remained convoluted throughout human history, most of us still rarely ask ourselves what life is all about and hardly try to understand its real meanings before we plunge into it, not only enthusiastically but also wholeheartedly . Why did famous British scientists, who were initially delegated and sponsored by the Royal Scientific Society of Great Britain to go to India to explore mysterious phenomena, literally abandon everything and voluntarily make their own trip back to the Himalayan Mountains to continue searching for the Truth and live with the Truth at last? -Journey to the East lucidly reveals compelling underlying principles as to why these highly intellectual researchers found the real meaning and purpose of their life. Finding Your True Self is a heartwarming, animated story of a young man who experienced indescribable wisdoms throughout his life. Introspective conversations and reflective analyses in this book are overwhelming far beyond the reach of most imaginations. Regardless of whether we are theists or atheists, rich or poor, experts or amateurs, aristocrats or commoners, celebrity or nobody, and white-collar workers or blue-collar workers, we can undoubtedly identify ourselves with him in one way or another. Irrespective of how sophisticated or controversial life-experiences we have, we can always find an unanticipated way to look at life from a new perspective. All in all, Finding Your True Self is the kind of book that helps lift our spirit and refine our critical thinking.
Career Paths in Psychology by
Call Number: BF76 .C38 2007
Publication Date: 2006-12-15
Career Paths in Psychology is a must-have resource for students contemplating a career in psychology, for psychologists considering switching between areas of psychology, and for professionals thinking of switching to psychology from another field. In this comprehensive anthology, authors selected for their distinction in their chosen careers offer their professional - and personal - perspectives on 19 different graduate-level careers in psychology. Few fields of study offer more career opportunities than does psychology, and readers will find thoughtful discussions, leavened with tips and insights gained from personal experience, on the full range, including (to name only a few) academia, clinical psychology, health and school psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and government service. Each chapter discusses the nature of the career, its advantages and disadvantages, how to prepare for it, typical activities, ranges of financial compensation, opportunities for employment, and the personal attributes needed for success in the career. realities, challenges, and rewards of each career that the lab or lecture hall rarely provides. Reprinted eight times since the publication of the first edition in 1997, Career Paths in Psychology is recognized as the go-to sourcebook for anyone seeking a candid portrait of different careers in this ever-changing field. The second edition has been expanded (discussions of five new careers added) and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field.