September 2011 | Vol. 9 No. 3

gradPSYCH September 2011

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  • Free money for education

    Check out oft-overlooked sources of funding for psychology graduate students such as the federal government, APA awards, niche organizations and private foundations.

Job hunt

CAREER CENTER

The new academic job market

A reduced number of psychology faculty positions makes getting a spot tough but you can boost your odds by publishing, researching, being flexible, developing an expertise.

Does TV accurately portray psychology?

Experts evaluate populate TV shows, "Hoarders," "In Treatment," "Lie to me", "Obsessed" and "Intervention", to see where shows get psychology right and wrong.

How to handle a tough audience

To cope with the stress of hostile questions, take control, exercise diplomacy, listen and learn.

Graduate students Erik Nelson, Jane Barrow and Daniel Roberts

CLASS ACT

Safer travels

A team of human factors students provide recommendations for driving in bad weather such as keeping your speed down and discuss new technology used by auto manufacturers like temperature and optical sensors.

Meet your new advocates

The newly elected APAGS committee will work to solve the internship crisis and improve psychology training.

Applying to grad school

DEGREE IN SIGHT

Applier beware

Graduate program directors and other experts say you've done your homework if can answer six questions about the potential position.

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