Other Resources

Online

PsychWeb by Russ Dewey
The most comprehensive and helpful online psychology resource for students and professionals. Many links to Graduate Schools, Online Journals, and other resources. Any psychology search of the web should start here.
American Psychological Association
Many resources including job listings, publications, division topics, links, and search capabilities.
American Psychological Society
Includes newsletters, convention information, and many great links.
National Association of Social Workers
www.naswdc.org
Peterson's Grad. Program Search Engine
Allows you to search for graduate programs by area of study. Includes links to programs.
PsychCrawler
APA search engine of psychology periodicals and books.
U of M Graduate Program in Psychology
Information on professors, programs, and admission.
U of M Library Catalogs
Online catalog of library holdings with locations of resources.

Books

The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology and Related Fields
Offers helpful information of practically any topic related to graduate school—e.g., what graduate schools look for in applicants, ways to enhance your chances of being accepted, what to do if you're not accepted, etc. [Keith-Spiegel, P. (1991). The Complete Guide to Graduate School Admission: Psychology and Related Fields. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.]
 
 
Getting In: A Step-by-Step Guide
This APA paperback outlines a step-by-step plan for undergraduates as they move towards and through the graduate program application process. Good checklist and expansion on much of the graduate school information found in this manual. [American Psychological Association. (1996). Getting In: A Step-by-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in psychology. Washington, D.C.: Author.]
 
 
Graduate Study in Psychology
This production of the APA contains a lot of objective information on almost every graduate program out there. This should be where your search for a school begins. [American Psychological Association. (latest edition). Graduate study in psychology. Washington, D.C.: Author.]
 
 
The Handbook of Psychology
This 118-page paperback offers many helpful suggestions for developing critical thinking skills, getting a job with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and being a successful applicant to graduate school programs. [Appleby, D. (1997). The Handbook of Psychology. Reading, MA: Longman.]
 
 
Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Here is the description from Guilford Press: "Data from APA-accredited clinical psychology and counseling programs provides valuable information on admission criteria, application odds, research areas, specialty clinics, and financial assistance. Concrete advice on interviews, numerous examples, and several worksheets take the reader through all the necessary steps to apply to graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology." [Norcorss, J.C., Sayette, M.A., & Mayne, T.J. (1996). Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. NY: Guilford Press.]
 
 
Neuroscience Training Programs in North America
Provides practical information on over 100 Ph.D. programs in neuroscience. (Order from ANDP, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington DC 20036). [Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs. (1994). Neuroscience Training Programs in North America. Washington, D.C.: Author.]
 
 
Preparing for Graduate Study: Not for seniors Only
Provides a step-by-step approach to planning your graduate education and includes information about how to conduct a practice interview, write a resume, obtain recommendations, etc. [Fretz, B.R. & Stang, D.J. (1990). Preparing for Graduate Study: Not for Seniors Only. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.]
 
 
Great Jobs for Psychology Majors
If you're asking, "What can I do with a bachelor's degree in psychology?," this book will interest you. This first part discusses work-related topics including self-assessment, researching careers, networking, resumes, and interviewing. The second part describes four career paths open to psychology majors: residential care, community and social service, human resources (business), and preprofessional therapy. Teaching is also discussed as a fifth path, but only for those with at least a master's degree. [DeGalan, J. & Lambert, S. (1995). Great Jobs for Psychology Majors. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons.]
 
 
Is Psychology the Major for You?
The book is arranged in six sections: 1) is psychology the major for you, 2) psychology and career preparation, 3) psychology majors in the workplace: traditional and unconventional careers, 4) presenting yourself to employers, 5) beyond the bachelor's degree, and 6) issues of interest to special groups.
 
 
Joyce Lain Kennedy's Career Book
This comprehensive book covers career- and employment-related topics such as decision-making, goal-setting, information-gathering, risk-taking, self-awareness, demographic trends, jobs of the future, and life-long career management. Each section has many exercises and questionnaires designed to help readers apply the information to their own situations. [Kennedy, J.L. & Laramore, D. (1993) Joyce Lain Kennedy's Career Book. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons.]
 
 
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
This government document is a comprehensive guide to occupations. It includes job descriptions, education, and training requirements, advancement possibilities, salaries, and employment outlooks for 250 occupations. [U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (latest edition). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.]
 
 
Opportunities in Psychology Careers
This 150-page paperback looks at Ph.D.-level careers. Chapter topics include, "The Field of Psychology," "The Rewards of Psychologists," "The Psychologist's Education and Training," and "Scientific and Professional Organizations in Psychology." [Super, C.M. & Super, D.E. (1994). Opportunities in Psychology Careers. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons.]
 
 
Psychology/Careers for the Twenty-First Century: Scientific Problem Solvers
This pamphlet, written for psychology majors, describes the job outlook in psychology for the next two years, what psychologists do, and the settings in which they work. In addition, it provides information about many paper and electronic resources on psychology. [Psychology/Careers for the Twenty-First Century: Scientific Problems Solvers (1996). Washington, D.C.: APA.]
 
 
Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career
This book is not aimed at undergraduates, but may give psychology majors valuable insights into what it means to be a psychologist at an academic institution. [Reingold, H. (1994). The Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career. Washington, D.C.: APA.]

 

Adapted from: Lloyd, M.A. & Dewey, R.A. (1998, February 16). Books on Careers for Psychology Majors. [Online]. www.gasou.edu/psychweb/ca

In the Department

These books and brochures, etc. are available in the Psychology Department for reference. See the department administrative assistant for assistance. These reference materials cannot be removed from the department. Many graduate school catalogs are also on filed in the department.

  • American Psychological Association (1998). Graduate study in psychology, 1998. Washington, D.C.:APA.
  • American Sociological Association (1997). Careers in sociology (4th ed.). Washington, D.C.: ASA.
  • American Sociological Association (1998). Embarking on a career with on undergraduate degree in sociology (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: ASA.
  • American Sociological Association (1998). Mastering the job market with a graduate degree in sociology (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: ASA
  • Brownstein, S. & Weiner, M. (1982). Barron's how to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (6th ed.). Woodbury: Barron's Educational Series.
  • Burgess, P., Rozmiarek, E., & Weinfeld, M. (1999). GRE Success. Princeton: Peterson's.
  • Buskist, W. & Sherburne, T. (1996). Preparing for Graduate Study in Psychology: 101 Questions and Answers. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Crespi, T. (1994). Licensure in Professional Psychology. Washington, D.C.: Taylor & Francis.
  • DeGalan, J. & Lambert, S. (1996). Great Jobs for Psychology Majors. Lincolnwood: VGM Career Horizons.
  • Farr, J. & Ludden, L. (1998). The O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles, 1998. Indianapolis: JIST Works.
  • Garner, G. (1997). Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services. Lincolnwood: VGM Career Horizons.
  • Kardas, E. (1999). Psychology Resources on the World Wide Web. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole.
  • Lambert, S. (1997). Great Jobs for Sociology Majors. Lincolnwood: VGM Career Horizons.
  • Stephens, W. (1999). Careers in Sociology (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • U.S. Department of Labor (1999). Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1998-1999. Indianapolis: JIST Works
  • VGM Career Horizons (eds.) (1997). Resumes for Social Service Careers. Lincolnwood: VGM Career Horizons.
  • Walker, A. (ed.) (1997). Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms. Washington, D.C.: APA.
  • Woods, P. (1987). Is Psychology the Major for You? Washington, DC: APA.