Chapter 1. Why Major in Psychology?

  1. Dr. Jeffrey L. Helms Associate Professor specialist psychologist member and
  2. Dr. Daniel T. Rogers Assistant Professor psychologist member

Published Online: 28 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch1

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

How to Cite

Helms, J. L. and Rogers, D. T. (2010) Why Major in Psychology?, in Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch1

Author Information

  1. Kennesaw State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190640

Online ISBN: 9781444320718

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Keywords:

  • psychology, a fascinating and diverse field of study;
  • psychology majors and issues relevant;
  • majoring in psychology - for what psychology is;
  • psychology, scientific study of behavior and mental processes in human and nonhuman animals;
  • field's scientific foundation - new knowledge about behavior and mental processes;
  • psychologists, addressing problems in behavior and mental processes;
  • research and applied endeavors - psychology, as an incredibly diverse field;
  • psychologists and their daily activities - study of behavior and mental processes;
  • popularity of psychology - two basic purposes;
  • majoring in psychology - reasons unrelated to psychology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How to Use This Book

  • Why Major in Psychology?

  • Suggested Exercises

  • Suggested Readings by Topic Area

  • References