Success as a Psychology Major
- David E. Copeland - University of Nevada - Las Vegas
- Jeremy Ashton Houska - University of La Verne, USA
Psychology (General) | Study Skills in Psychology
I would say that it is more approachable and has information the other texts do not cover like money management, online presence, and how to learn. It has an impressive breadth of coverage without being overwhelming.
A book that answers all the questions Psych majors didn’t know to ask.
This textbook offers students a pathway through the major with timely important steps to take along the way. It also works really well as a reference book to help students with specific problems they may be having.
This text reviews the expectations of students in detail to increase the likelihood of your success. The authors are correct in their advice to psychology majors and if you follow their directives you will be successful in achieving a degree that has prepared you for the next step in your life.
I am actually going to share my enthusiasm for this book with my colleagues. I will explain to them that the textbook covers all of the important content that we want our students to know when they join the major…and then some! The authors have anticipated all of the students’ questions and provided step-by-step action plans for students to discover their own place in the field.
I would explain to students that this is the kind of book they should keep on their desk over the next few years. When they have a question about any issue, they open the book to find the answer. They could also bring the book to an advising session and ask what their advisor thinks about the advice in the book and whether he or she has any additional suggestions or tips.
This text shows students how the situations they face are normal while at the same time giving them the skills to change negative behaviors and thoughts into more helpful and functional behaviors and thoughts. It is also constructed in a modular format to allow you to pick and choose what to focus on and what to eliminate more easily. It can also be a resource that you recommend to students to hang onto after leaving your course.
It gives a student the skills to become more involved and intentional about their choices for succeeding as psychology major. It leads you along the pathway as you move from a first-year student throughout the remaining years in your undergraduate education.