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BOOK REVIEWS

Insider's Guide to the Psychology Major:
Everything You Need to Know About the Degree and Profession

by Wegenek and Buskist (2010) APA Books

“This book can empower psychology majors to answer the perennially challenging question, “What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in psychology?”  It does so by helping them identify, investigate, and pursue careers that capitalize on their skills and satisfy their desire to make a positive impact in the world. Wegenek and Buskist serve as mentors to their readers as they provide them with achievable goals, strategies to attain these goals, and sound advice from those who have successfully accomplished these goals.”

—Drew C. Appleby, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, Indiana University–
Purdue University, Indianapolis; Fellow of the American Psychological Association

 

 

“Wegenek and Buskist offer practical advice and dispel myths as they prepare undergraduates for life before, during, and after they major in psychology. Students and their academic advisors will welcome this pithy, positive, and to-the-point book that gets to the heart of being a psychology major. I especially like the proactive plan exercises closing each chapter—these focused questions will help students to reflect on their interests and abilities as they complete coursework and explore career opportunities.”

—Dana S. Dunn, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA;
2010 President of the American Psychological Association Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2)

 

 

 

“This book is the next best thing to having one of its authors as a mentor! The combined expertise of Wegenek and Buskist promises to offer complete support and advice when navigating from the undergraduate years to beyond. This volume does not fall short of expectation at any point.”

—Jessica G. Irons, Assistant Professor of Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA