a. Define the field of psychology.
b. Identify key figures and their perspectives in the history of the field of psychology: include Wundt, Freud, Skinner, James, Watson, Rogers, Bandura, and Pavlov.
c. List and describe the major occupations and subfields of psychology.
Psychology is a source of fascination for many people. By learning about the basics of behavior and the human mind, people are able to gain a greater understanding of themselves and others. But what do you already know?
Past, Present, and Promise is the first program in the Discovering Psychology series. It provides an introduction to and overview of psychology, from its origins in the nineteenth century to current study of the brain's biochemistry.
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There are literally hundreds, maybe even thousands, of jobs within the field of Psychology and new ones are being created every day.
How do you figure out which careers you might like to try? It takes some thought, creativity, and research. In the following exercise, you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself and careers found within the psychology field.
Begin by reading through the components of the WebQuest to see what will be required.
You will research a career in a specialized area of psychology and write a profile on this area in pamphlet form. Choose one career in psychology that you want to learn more about. Some examples include:
This list is not exclusive; there are many other specialties you can investigate.
For the career you have selected, find the answers to the questions on the Careers Worksheet. Then use the information you have gleaned to create a pamphlet designed to inform prospective psychology majors about a career in the specialty. The pamphlet should be creative, attractive and factual. It should be designed to not only inform, but also to “sell” the career.
Go to “Careers in Psychology” in the list below. This is the website of the APA. Start here and read about Careers for the Twenty First Century. There are many other websites you can use. Here are a few to get you started:
You can use any online template you like. Canva is a great resource - https://canva.com
Your pamphlet should be accurate, complete, and artistically/creatively designed. It will be graded using the Pamphlet Rubric.
Good Luck on your Quest!
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