The Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career

Pages: 203
Item #: 4316430
ISBN: 978-1-55798-227-8
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1994
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Most people will reflect on their lives at some point and say "I wish I knew then what I know now." That statement may imply that their lives would have been enriched or perhaps more fulfilled had they had insider's knowledge to guide them through daily challenges. The Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career offers that advantage. Author Harriet L. Rheingold, a distinguished teacher, researcher, clinical and research psychologist, and now Professor Emeritus, provides counsel for those seeking to enhance their career and to gain a deeper understanding of academic service.

In The Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career, Rheingold's advice covers all of the central stages in an academic professional life, from preparation in graduate school to tenured service in an institution. Young professors are instructed in the various facets of becoming effective teachers, and the procedures for academic advancement are outlined for maturing professors. Other topics include writing and publishing articles, formulating research ideas and obtaining grants, and responsibility to uphold the concepts of academic freedom, as well as recruiting more women and minorities into the discipline.

The advice provided in The Psychologist's Guide to an Academic Career is invaluable for psychologists and useful for those following careers in other behavioral science professions.

Table of Contents

—Lewis P. Lipsitt

Preface: A Voice From the Ivory Tower

I. Preparing for an Attractive Profession

  1. Being a Graduate Student
  2. Finding a Position

II. The Years of Arriving

  1. Being a Member of a Faculty
  2. The Enterprise of Teaching
  3. The Ethics of the Scientific Enterprise
  4. The Pursuit of Research

III. Developing Your Career

  1. Advancing in Academe
  2. Women and Minority Persons
  3. Planning the Day's Work
  4. Writing a Journal Article
  5. Obtaining a Grant

IV. The Years of Influence

  1. Serving Your Institution
  2. Serving Your Discipline
  3. Reviewing Your Peers
  4. Serving the Public Interest
  5. The Actual and the Possible

Epilogue: Once Over, Lightly



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