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Careers in Experimental Psychology: A Community To Do List

Its not only your activities in college that can increase your chances of becoming an experimental psychologist, but those in the community as well. Check out these tips!

What Are the Essential Qualities of Effective Therapists?

Searching for a therapist? Intriguing findings tell us what to look for.

Obstacles to Practicing Professional Ethics in Real Life

Why might well-educated professionals take ethical missteps?

Careers in Experimental Psychology: A College to Do List

Thinking of a career as an Experimental Psychologist but don't know where to start? Here are some important steps you need to take that you can accomplish while in college.

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Is Your Life Coaching Career a Dream or a Goal?

By John Kim, LMFT on April 24, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
I believe anyone can be a life coach. All you need is a passion to help others and a story. You have both. The rest is logistics.

Reporting Statistics in APA Style

It's easier to remember the general principle of how to report stats in APA style. The details will take care of themselves.

Preparing for Medical School: What Should Be Your Major?

Can you be a Psychology major and be Pre-Med? Definitely!

So You Want to Write/Edit an Art Therapy Book

It's not as difficult to get a publisher as you imagine—really. But is that a good thing for the field of art therapy?

The Psychology of Job Interviews

By The Book Brigade on April 06, 2017 in The Author Speaks
The vaunted—and often stressful—job interview can be a far more useful tool for finding the right employment fit.

College Graduation Reference Confidential

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Head of the Class
Letters of reference or recommendation are important for future jobs or post-graduate educational opportunities—secure them now, not later.

Vicarious Resilience and Healthy Helping Professionals

Vicarious resilience is the positive effects on helping professionals witnessing the healing, recovery and resilience of persons who have survived severe traumas.

NatCon17 Is Coming and I’m Going on an Airplane!

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in All About Addiction
It's hard to stay inspired in the field of behavioral health without exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking. National conferences like NatCon17 help remedy that.

Helpful Hacks for Conducting Research With Older Adults

By Christina M. Pierpaoli on March 18, 2017 in Eng(aging)
A psychologist-in-training discusses sources of error in geropsychologial research and clever, practical ways of managing them.

Admissions (and Job) Interviews in Clinical Programs

The selection process is a window into the program’s vision of what psychology is.

Going Abroad Your Junior Year? Plan!

Thinking about studying abroad? If you want to party, go on vacation. If you want to broaden your educational experience, think hard about what you want and how best to get it.

College Students, Make Your Summer Plans NOW!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on March 10, 2017 in Head of the Class
Summer will soon be here and college students, especially psychology majors, need to make plans in order to maximize their opportunities.

Ten Ways to Ruin a Conference

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in The Web of Violence
The secrets for hosting a truly boring meeting, with minimal learning or networking.

Social Class

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
Social class is the sociocultural elephant in the room, but we need to talk about it and learn about it to understand the state of our nation.

What Would You Say to Your 16-Year-Old Self?

If you were writing a letter to your 16-year-old self, what would you say? What lessons have you learned in life that you might share with a much younger version of yourself?

Clinician’s Corner: Understanding Culture and Therapy Use

Research consistently note that many African Americans may be reluctant to seek therapy. Therefore, it is important that providers understand how they can engage clients.

Is APA Ruining Clinical Training?

Extensive requirements leave little time to reflect.

Coarse Evaluations of Course Evaluations

Some student complaints seem to represent a fundamental mismatch between what students and faculty expect and what they experience in their courses.

Psychology Graduates Make Excellent Consultants

A litigation consultant reveals how a psych degree leads to a career in legal consulting.

Career Counseling and the Psychology Major

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on January 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
How can psychology majors prepare for the world of work if graduate school is not their goal?

The Meaning of Grades in Graduate School

By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on January 05, 2017 in Making Meaning
Why are graduate students generally required to gets "B's"? Is a "B" in grad school the same as a "C" in undergrad?

An Essential Set of Tools for Productivity at Work

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on January 03, 2017 in Curious?
Productivity tips from 18 years as a scientist and author.

Sports Psychology: Mind And Body

Is athletic performance only based on physical ability? Sports psychologists work with athletes to show that the mind (e.g., motivation) can also be a very important factor.

Counseling Ethically

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
Important, perhaps not-obvious best practices.

The End Is Near!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Head of the Class
Final exams will be here shortly for college students around the country—what can they do to do their best on them? Here are some suggestions based on psychological science!

Is There a Place for Clinical Thinking in a Hospital?

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on December 01, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
Mark my words: In the not too distant future, some psychology organization will forbid us from treating cancer victims unless we hold some cancer credential.

10 Ways to Uncover the Hidden Job Market

By Brad Waters on November 22, 2016 in Design Your Path
10 ways to locate hard-to-find job openings

3 Skills Sets That Will Make Your Resume Pop

Pick up a few skills in these areas and watch your marketability rise

Students Can Learn a Lot From Current Events

News items about human behavior make wonderful teaching devices. It doesn’t take much to stimulate thoughtful discussion about the complexities involved in human behavior.