Looking for your first job or finding a new one can be a daunting task at any time, but it can be particularly grueling when you're facing a tight job market. If you are not quite sure exactly what type of job to look for with your degree, then be sure to check out this list of psychology-related professions.
Many of these jobs require direct education and experience in psychology. Other professions are focused in different areas, yet are often open to those with a background in psychology. Of course, each profession has its own unique set of qualifications and requirements, which may involve graduate study in psychology or another field.
If you are still in the early stages of career planning, then be sure the take the psychology career quiz to discover which options are best suited to your needs and interests.
Alison Doyle, About.com's Guide to Job Searching, has a lot of great tips and resources to help job seekers. Learn how to develop a targeted cover letter , and then begin writing your resume. Finally, spend some time preparing for your interview in order to present your best possible self to potential employers.
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Are you thinking about majoring in psychology? For a lot of students, picking a college major can be a difficult decision. It can be particularly tough if you are torn between similar majors (such as psychology and social work) or differing interests. Talking to your academic advisor can help, but one of the best ways to determine if a major is right for you is to spend a lot of time researching your options.
Start by taking this quick quiz that seeks to help you answer the basic question: Should you major in psychology? Once you have a better idea of whether the subject might be a good fit for you based on your needs and interests, continue to explore some of the things you should consider before you choose a psychology major, some of the great reasons why you should earn a psychology degree, as well as some of the different educational paths and career options you'll find once you graduate.
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Definition: Behavioral therapy uses the principles of behaviorism to increase desirable behaviors and reduce or eliminate unwanted ones. Unlike many other forms of therapy, behavioral therapy is focused on taking an action-based approach to changing specific behaviors. Some methods used in this type of therapy including aversion therapy, flooding, systematic desensitization, extinction, and contingency management.
Learn more about how this approach works in this overview of behavioral therapy.
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While many students in the U.S. are probably thinking about the upcoming summer break, it will soon be time to start thinking about final exams. While there are no sure-fire shortcuts when studying for a psychology test, there are things that you can do to get the most out of your study time. By following these relatively simple strategies, you can be sure that you'll be ready when test day arrives. Learn more about how to study for a psychology test.
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