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Week 5 Module 5 Careers in Psychology Specialty Focus Areas:

Industrial-Organizational

Psychology
Social Psychology

Assignment Resources:

Industrial-Organizational Psychology -  
-- http://www.thepsychfiles.com/category/topics/io-psychology/
-- Kuther and Morgan (2012) Chapter 8

Social Psychology -
-- http://www.thepsychfiles.com/category/topics/social-psychology/
-- Kuther and Morgan (2012) Chapter 10

American Psychological Association Website

http://www.apa.org

Listen to several podcasts on each of the above web pages and select one from each for use in your assignment completion. NOTE: If either of the hot links above doesn’t work, paste http://www.thepsychfiles.com/ into your web browser and use drop-down menu under the Topics tab on the Psych Files website.

Week 5 Module Report
Use the above assignment resources to research Industrial-Organizational and Social Psychology, this week’s two specialties of the larger field of psychology.

Write a report based on your findings that includes the seven elements listed below. A minimum of 4 pages is required for Module Report assignments. They are graded for thoroughness, evidence of ability to clearly articulate and apply knowledge learned, organization and clarity and the degree to which they meet requirements identified on the Module Report grading rubric including compliance with APA formatting rules.

1) The types of work professionals in specialty areas within the larger field of psychology do

2) The type and level of education one must achieve to work in those specialty areas

3) A description of work settings and average incomes one can expect in careers within the specialty areas.

4) Whether after researching the areas you find them to be career possibilities you are interested in or careers that don’t capture your interest and why

5) A description of the most interesting thing not previously known that you learned about the specialty areas

6) A description of an everyday and real-world human experience related to two pod-casts you select to listen to on the specialty web pages provided

7) A description of a “Hot Topic that fits with what you know about each specialty area after researching it and how the two are related. 
 

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