January 2008 | Vol. 6 No. 1

January 2008 gradPSYCH Magazine cover

COVER PACKAGE: Today's psychology graduate students

A class that’s more diverse than ever breaks new ground.

  • A wealth of backgrounds

    Who are today’s psychology students? We chat with three who represent some of the current trends.

  • Getting what they need

    Students with disabilities are overcoming barriers both physical and attitudinal.

  • Multifaceted class, multiple paths

    Psychology programs are attracting growing numbers of female, ethnic-minority, older and international students. What do these trends mean for students, faculty and the field?

  • Why are you here?

    Helping others is the goal of many psychology graduate students. How to do it, though, is the question.

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CAREER CENTER

Outside your comfort zone

Advanced training helps students relate to diverse clients.

Postgrad growth area: Disaster mental healthPutting multicultural guidelines to useSing for your stipend

Students fund their education through music, prose and other creative pursuits.

The new way to Rolodex

Go beyond the business-card exchange with these advanced networking tips.

CLASS ACT

The wisdom of elders

At the age of 55, a psychology student went back to school and applied tribal perspectives to psychology.

DEGREE IN SIGHT

Up close and personal

Qualitative research is gaining ground and respect.

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MONEY MATTERS

Giving up the glitz

To survive on a grad school budget, revise your expectations and show creativity, students say.

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