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Psychology Career Information

On the web or in the Library, ways to explore psychology careers.

MSU Libraries' Career Collection

The Careers Collection is located in the Main Library on 1-East, just south of the East Wing elevators. The Careers Collection contains:

  • Current books and pamphlets describing career opportunities in various fields
  • Job hunting/interviewing guides
  • Resume/cover letter-writing guides

Because of the high demand for items in the Careers Collection, materials circulate for only 3 days.

To locate MSU Libraries’ books on a particular career, include the words “vocational guidance” in a keyword search of the Library Catalog. For example, a keyword search of psychology and vocational guidance turned up the following:

  • Careers in psychology : opportunities in a changing world.
    By Tara L. Kuther & Robert D. Morgan. Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, c2007.
    MSU CAREER COLLECTION, 1 EAST, CALL # BF76 K88 2007
  • The insider's guide to the psychology major: everything you need to know about the degree and profession.
    By Amira Rezec Wegenek, William Buskist. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2010.
    MSU CAREER COLL 1 EAST BF80.7.U6 W44 2010
  • Life as a psychologist: career choices and insights.
    By Gerald D. Oster. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2006.
    MSU MAIN LIBRARY BF76 .O88 2006
  • Majoring in psych?: career options for psychology undergraduates.
    By Betsy L. Morgan & Ann J. Korschgen. Boston : Pearson Education, c2009. 4th edition.
    MSU CAREER COLL 1 EAST BF76 .M67 2009
  • Majoring in psychology: achieving your educational and career goals.
    ByJeffrey L. Helms and Daniel T. Rogers. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
    MSU ONLINE RESOURCE BF76 .M67 2009
  • Opportunities in psychology careers
    By Charles M. Super.  Chicago, IL:  VGM Career Books 2001
    MSU MAIN LIBRARY BF76 .S86 2001 or Online
  • The portable mentor : expert guide to a successful career in psychology.
    Edited by Mitchell J. Prinstein & Marcus D. Patterson. New York: Kluwer Academic, 2003.
    MSU MAIN LIBRARY BF76 .P67 2003
  • The psychology major : career options and strategies for success.
    By R. Eric Landrum & Stephen F. Davis. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2003. Third edition.
    MSU CAREER COLL 1 EAST BF76 .L36 2007
  • The psychology major's handbook.
    By Tara L. Kuther. Australia ; Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, c2006
    MSU CAREER COLL 1 EAST BF77 .K88 2006
  • Why therapists choose to become therapists: a practice-based enquiry.
    By Sofie Bager-Charleson on behalf of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. London: Karnac, c2010.
    MSU ONLINE RESOURCE BF636.67 .B34 2010
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