The Psychology Major’s Handbook

The Psychology Major’s Handbook, 4th Edition offers undergraduate students the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to pursue psychology as a major and career, as well as guidance to help them succeed as psychology majors.  via Cengage, Amazon

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CHAPTER 1: What Is Psychology?

Classics in the History of Psychology

Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology

APA Monitor

APS Observer

About Psychology

APA: Careers in Psychology

Psychology Today

CHAPTER 2: Choosing a Major: Is Psychology for You?

An Online Resource to Enable Undergraduate Psychology Majors to Identify and Investigate 172 Psychology and Psychology Related Careers

O*NET Interest Profiler

Career Assessment

Self-Directed Search

College Board’s Big Future: What Are You Into?

Career Key

CHAPTER 3:  Take an Active Role in Your Education

Psychology Student Network

APS Observer Student Notebook

Psi Chi


CHAPTER 4: Study Tips: Tools for Academic Success

Interactive Study Tips

How to Study

Learning Strategies: Maximizing Your Academic Experience

CHAPTER 5:  Writing a Literature Review

Writing in Psychology

A brief guide to writing a psychology paper

Writing a Psychology Literature Review

PsychInfo Guide

Plagiarism Tutorial


Google Scholar

Google Keep



CHAPTER 6: Writing an Empirical Paper

APA Style Online

The Elements of Style

How to Write a Research Report in Psychology

Writing an Empirical Paper in APA Style

Writing Empirical Psychology Papers (for Beginners)



CHAPTER 7:  What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Information Network Resource Center

Careers in Psychology

Pursuing Psychology Career Page

Descriptions of Occupations of Interest to Psychology Majors from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles

CHAPTER 8:  Finding a Job with Your Bachelor’s Degree

Job Hunter’s Bible

Quintessential Careers

Career Services


CHAPTER 9: What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree in Psychology?

Interesting Careers in Psychological Science

Early Career Psychologists

Psychology Careers for the 21st Century

Master’s- And Doctoral-Level Careers in Psychology and Related Areas

CHAPTER 10:  Applying to Graduate School in Psychology

Applying to Graduate School


How I Got into Stanford

GRE Homepage

How to Get In: Your Guide to Applying to Graduate Programs   

Mitch’s Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology

Psi Chi

About Graduate School