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PSY 200 Final Activity
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Jasmine wants to be prepared for future interviews, so she schedules a mock interview with a career coach. As part of her preparation, she tries to come up with good examples of her demonstrating various skills (e.g., speaking in front of others, writing) -- she wants to be ready to use these to describe herself during an interview.
Is there anything wrong with Jasmine's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
No -- employers value skills and a good way to convey her skills is to describe concrete examples of her demonstrating the skills in college, work, or volunteer settings
Noah thinks of himself as shy, so he does not want to bother with even trying to network because he does not like interacting with lots of people. He reassures himself that jobs are always earned through hard work and a good resume.
Is there anything wrong with Noah's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
Yes -- shy people can network by focusing on fewer but stronger connections. While hard work is good, networking connections can also help with finding opportunities
Anthony has plans to apply for PhD programs in neuroscience. To help prepare, Anthony decides to join a research lab to work with a professor and to (hopefully) earn a strong letter of recommendation about his research potential.
Is there anything wrong with Anthony's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
No -- gaining research experience as an undergrad is a great way to (hopefully) earn a strong letter, plus research skills will be needed in a PhD program
Emma knows that she wants to help people with mental health problems, but she does not want to spend 4-6 years in medical school or in a PhD program to become a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. Because of this, she decides to give up her career goals of helping people.
Is there anything wrong with Emma's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
Yes -- she should not give up because there are other career options for helping people in the mental health field that only require either a master's or bachelor's degree
Liz decides that she is going to become a member of APA, APS, WPA, Psi Chi, Psychology Club, and OUMP. Because of her class load and part-time job, she will not likely attend the events -- her main goal is to become a member so she can list them on her resume and CV.
Is there anything wrong with Liz's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
Yes -- an important reason to join organizations is to network, learn from events, and possibly develop skills as a leader
Sofia has to write an APA Style research paper for her Social Psychology course. The professor requires students to include at least 5 primary sources as citations/references. Sofia decided to use 3 journal articles about original research, her textbook, and Wikipedia as her five sources.
Is there anything wrong with Sofia's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
Yes -- the 3 journal articles are likely primary sources, but the textbook is a secondary source (summary of articles) and Wikipedia cannot be trusted as a primary source
One of Asher's professors suggested to him that procrastination is one of his biggest problems -- it really affects his performance on course assignments. While Asher thanked the professor for the feedback, he replied that procrastination was not a big deal for him because he works better under pressure.
Is there anything wrong with Asher's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
Yes -- the idea of procrastination and the resulting pressure leading to better work is a myth. He should create specific goals for his assignments and break them down into smaller chunks
Lucas is a Psi Chi member and is going to be doing a senior research project on an aging topic (under the supervision of a professor). He needs a small amount of money for his project so that he can recruit and pay older adult participants from the community, so he decides to look for research funding available through Psi Chi.
Is there anything wrong with Lucas's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
No -- Psi Chi is one of the top recommended sources for undergraduates to apply for small amounts of research funding
Isabella knows that she wants to go to graduate school -- master's programs in either counseling or therapy. To prepare, she is going to put all of her efforts on her grades because having a high GPA over 3.5 is the key to be accepted into a good program in these areas.
Is there anything wrong with Isabella's approach (which choice is the BEST answer)?
Yes -- while maintaining high grades is important, she also needs to focus on gaining relevant experience, developing skills like communication, and earning strong letters of recommendation
If you look at the results section of a psychology research article, two signs that scores are significantly different are that (a) the error bars of the groups will not overlap, and (b) the p-value will be less than 0.05.
Based on the recommendations from this class, undergraduates can get more benefits from joining a regional psychology organization like Western Psychological Association (WPA) over a large psychology organization like the American Psychological Association (APA).
In most cases, psychology PhD programs typically cost less (yearly tuition) than PsyD or Master's programs.
Employers tend to be very satisfied with most college graduates' skills in areas such as writing, leadership, and professionalism.
In this class, some of the top recommended career search resources are your campus career center and career-oriented websites such as O*Net.
In this class, it was recommended that students who are interested in becoming a psychology research assistant should explore the lab websites and, after finding some that they like, check to see if there are posted instructions for applying.
In order to be competitive for accredited graduate programs, students need to gain research experience as an undergraduate.
A major difference between a PsyD and a PhD is that the former trains you to be a psychiatrist while the latter trains you to be a clinical psychologist.
One approach to avoid procrastination is to use an expanded to-do list that includes extra detail such as what to do, where to do it, and when to do it.
While resumes are limited to 1 page, a curriculum vitae (CV) is different in that it will be either 1 or 2 pages long.
All of these are examples of for how college students can network: sharing information with classmates, attending campus events (e.g., career workshops), getting involved in student organizations, attending career fairs, or by interning / volunteering with an organization.
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