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Landrum/Davis provides strategies for success that will allow students to achieve their career goals, whatever they may be. The authors provide fundamental tips and advice that can be useful to all students, but especially useful for psychology majors.
The approach of this book is applied—to provide students with practical, timely, up-to-date information. This text standardizes and catalogs much of the practical advice that professors often give to students—providing tips on how to do well in all classes, how to find research ideas, and how to write papers in general APA format.
Also, the book contains up-to-date career information that faculty might not normally have at their fingertips, including the latest salary figures for a number of psychology-related jobs and occupations. Other benefits include the coverage of ethics for undergraduate students, sections on self-reflection, and an overview of disciplines related to psychology.
Chapter-end, "hands-on" exercises.
-Involves students in the text of the chapter and improves their understanding
"Success Stories" narratives in almost every chapter
-Adds personal perspectives of well-respected and knowledgeable faculty members around the country.
Updated statistical data.
-Supplies students with current information about jobs, salary, employment rates, etc.
Practical, applicable content such as a sample resume, letter graduate school, and curriculum vita
-Focuses on the real job market, gaining admission to graduate school, and general tips for improving employability.
Interactive writing style—Speaks to students clearly, with a touch of humor.
-Holds students' interest and allows the authors to "connect" with readers.