Chapter 8. Careers in Research

Experimental, Developmental, Social, Cognitive, and Biopsychology

  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.ch8

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) Careers in Research, in Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch8

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:

  • careers in research - experimental, developmental, social, cognitive and biopsychology;
  • scientific process - forming core of psychology;
  • research, creative endeavor full of excitement and possibilities;
  • cognitive psychologists, how human and non-human animals acquire and use knowledge;
  • biopsychologists' expertise - exploring links between behavior and biology;
  • questions addressed by research of biopsychologists;
  • experimental, developmental, social, cognitive and biopsychologists - seeking out careers;
  • research careers in psychology - less direct involvement in research process;
  • finding employment in research-oriented career in psychology;
  • graduate study preparation - in research-oriented subfield of psychology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining the Subfields

  • The Work

  • Training and Preparation

  • Working in Research Related Areas With a Bachelor's Degree

  • Testing the Waters: Marie Balaban, PhD

  • Professional Spotlight: Cynthia L. Pickett, PhD

  • Suggested Exercises

  • Suggested Readings by Topic Area

  • References

  • Resources by Topic Area