Students who are considering the possibility of graduate study should discuss their intentions with their Psychology Advisor so that an appropriate course schedule can be planned.
For advice on selecting a specialty in psychology, selecting courses, selecting a graduate school, and preparing application materials, students should consult one or both of these publications, which are available from the Department Chair: (1) Preparing for Graduate Study in Psychology: Not for Seniors Only! And (2) Getting In: A Step-by-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology.
A third book to be consulted is Graduate Study in Psychology, published annually by the American Psychological Association. It contains a description of all the Psychology graduate programs in the United States, along with the admissions criteria for each program. A copy is available in the Department Chair's office.
Also available in the Department Chair's office are Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Careers in Social Work.
Specilaization Areas of Psychology*
*Note that this list only includes a small sample of the numerous areas of psychology. Some of the links in the General Resources above give more exhaustive lists. These are just a few that have more detailed websites.
As a diabetic and a pediatric nurse, Sally Southard '77 focuses on supporting children, in particular those with diabetes. She finishes her sixth term on the Salem School Board in December 2013.