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Psych 211 midterm
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Which of the following is NOT a general principle of the Ethics Code of Psychology?
According to the text, what is psychology?
The scientific study of behavior
What skills do psychology majors learn?
Knowledge of Human Behavior and Research Methods and Statistical Skills
Adaptability, Information Acquisition and Synthesis Skills, and Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills and Reading, Writing, and Speaking Skills
Which of the following is NOT a section on the Graduate Record Exam?
Graduate school in clinical psychology will always require all EXCEPT which of the following?
David knew he wanted to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology, but he was unsure of which degree to select. He knew he wanted a balance between research and clinical practice, and hoped to select a program that would integrate the two. What programs should David look for?
Scientist-Practitioner Model, Ph.D.
Which of the following is NOT a reason to become a research assistant?
Socialize with other undergraduate or graduate students
The Learning Resourses Center (LRC) holds Supplemental Instruction (SI) classes that provide peer assisted informal seminars throughout every semester.
According to the text, what/who is/are the most valuable resource to college students?
Courses used to fulfill Psychology Major/Minor requirements must:
Have a grade of "C" or higher, and thus cannot be taken Pass/Fail
A 300-level course that is used to fulfill Psychology Major or Minor requirements:
Taking a 400-level Psychology course:
requires successful completion (grade of C or better) of all prerequisites, including PSYC 332 or 311; or Instructor permission
Which of the following is NOT handled by a student's Psychology Department Academic Advisor?
Officially verifying that General Education Program and other graduation requirements have been completed
All 400-level Psychology courses are designated as "Writing Intensive".
If a student selects to take a course for Pass/Fail grading (instead of regular grading=letter grades), a grade of "P" earned in this course will count towards:
the graduation requirement of at least 45 upper level credits
Taking a course for a third time:
Requires approval from the Office of Undergraduate Education
When deciding whether to pursue the BA or the BS degree in Psychology, which of the following is NOT true?
The B.S. degree is required for getting into graduate school in Psychology or professional school (e.g. Medical school)
Can a course that is used to fulfill a Domain of Knowledge in the Psychology Major/Minor requirement also count towards fulfilling a UMBC graduation requirement?
Yes: for example, PSYC 230 Psychology and Culture also counts as "SS" or "C" towards General Education Program requirements. Minimum grade of C is required.
What factors should you consider to determine if a particular graduate school is a good "fit" for you?
Time to completion
Faculty research interests and publications
True or False: Master's students write a dissertation.
Graduate school usually requires at least one round of comprehensive qualifying exams, in which passing is required to continue in the program.
Alice knows she wants to go to graduate school in psychology, but she cannot decide between a masters and a doctorate. What is NOT true about choosing a master's degree?
Masters degrees allow the same research position opportunities
focus on longterm, non narrative problems with psychological disorders
focus on short term/temporary normative problems with psychological disorders
focus on development of students by working with parents, teachers, and students
Design, asses, create programs to promote health, wellness using psychology
Applying psychology principles to the workplace-improve motivation/productivity
focus on the brain +behavior +brain injuries
focus on development across lifespans, advisors to parenting magazines
applying psychology to legal issues plus determining competency for standing trial
applying psychology to athlete performance plus anziety plus working with coaches plus athletes
understand human thought plus study resulting behavior
study human interaction plus human interaction with their environment
study of research methods plus conducting research
measuring human behavior
concerned with motivation plus school process
Functional Resume GPA
*GPA only if over 3.0
Focus on transferable skills
-downplay work gaps
-reflect the type of work actually done
-skills aquired through volunteering
-re-entering workforce or changing careers
-new college graduate q/o much work history
*has objective name +contact info
*lists all skills then some experience at bottom
*don't use "I"
*third person past action tense
-have a clear job target
-next job is logical progression
-works well for candidates w/continuous employment showing career progression
*contact info plus name
Strengths of a cover letter
-no more than 3 paragraphs
-thank reader plus reiterate interest
-provide contact info
-intro to your resume
-written addressing needs of the audience
between research and applied clinical training
-produce clinicians in psychology
-emphasis on hands on clinical skills
Can independently practice as a clinical psychologist/licensed psychologist.
practical clinical skills based
Masters of Science
The students with disabilities services
serve students that have disabilities. One service they
provide is to coordinate accommodations so that students with disabilities have equal access to
university classes. Another service they provide is note taking assistance, and another is
interpreters for students that require American Sign Language translation in class.
Learning Resource Center-
specific tutor for a certain class
the UMBC transit and shuttle-
UMBC transit main office is located in Warehouse 113.
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