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PSY 2023 – Flashcard Essay

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According to the module, what distinguishes psychology majors from other students?
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High in Openness and High in Empathy
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Which is not an explicit learning goal put forth by the APA for undergraduate psychology majors?
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Helping People
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According to the module, how many years after completion of your Bachelor’s degree does it take to become a psychologist?
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5-9
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According to the Module, how many psychology majors typically go on to graduate school?
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5%
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According to your textbook, which of the following is NOT a common reason why many students major in psychology?
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A desire to become a psychiatrist
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Where can you find your Catalog Year on your audit?
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Top Right Corner
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Why is your Catalog year important?
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It corresponds to the Degree Requirements required for you
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If a section of your audit has an “IP” next to it, that means…
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It is in progress and will be done upon successful completion of the current semester
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Which of the following is NOT a UCF requirement?
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Two years of high school foreign language will fulfill the Psychology B.S degree Foreign Language Requirement
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What is the correct order in which you must take these courses?
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STA 2023 Statistical Methods > PSY 3204C Statistical Methods in Psychology > PSY 3213C Research Methods
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Select ALL the courses that are required for the psychology B.S. degree:
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Statistical Methods in Psychology History and Systems of Psychology Physiological Psychology Research Methods in Psychology
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Which of the following courses satisfy the “DIVERSITY” requirement within the “B.S. in Psychology: Restricted and Science Electives” requirement?” Select ALL that satisfy this requirement.
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CLP 3184 Women’s Mental Health SOP 3742 Psychology of Women SOP 3784 Psychology of Diversity SOP 3724 Psychology of Prejudice SOP 3723 Cross Cultural Psychology
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How many of these courses do you have to take for the BS Psychology degree requirements? EXP 3404C Basic Learning Processes EXP 3204C Perception EXP 3604C Cognitive Psychology PSB 4240C Neuropsychology EXP3640 Psychology of Language PSY 4215C Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
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2
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How many of these do you have to take to fulfill the B.S. in Psychology degree requirements? CLP 3302 Clinical Psychology EXP 3250 Principles of Human Factors Psychology INP 3004 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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1
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Select ALL of the following that are TRUE
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You must earn a 2.0 Overall GPA, 2.0 UCF GPA, and a 2.0 Psychology GPA to graduate with a Psychology B.S. from UCF
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3,000-4,000 level courses are considered to be “Upper Level” courses.
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True
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If you are a transfer student with tons of credits already earned, you must still earn at least 30 credits from UCF to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
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True
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Here is a sample course description: CLP 3302 Clinical Psychology (PR: PSY2012, PPE3003); An overview of approaches to psychopathology, methods of clinical assessment, and various approaches to individual and group counseling. What does the “PR” mean in the course description?
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“Prerequisite”
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In this sample course description: CLP 3302 Clinical Psychology (PR: PSY2012, PPE3003); An overview of approaches to psychopathology, methods of clinical assessment, and various approaches to individual and group counseling. What are the prerequisites that must be taken before taking CLP 3302?
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PSY 2012 and PPE 3003
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According the Module 2, Part II, what is “One of the best things you can do to make sure you succeed in college” ?
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read and continue to use your course syllabi
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College students with an internal academic locus of control do better academically.
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True
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You can run your own degree audit to keep track of your progress toward your degree.
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True
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If you get a C- (C minus) in a required course, the course requirement will be satisfied.
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False
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You must get a 2.0 GPA or higher each semester to avoid being put academic probation.
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True
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Which of the following will fulfill the Language Requirement for the Psychology BS? Check ALL that apply.
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College level Elementary I and Elementary II of a foreign language Passing the Proficiency Exam equivalent CLEP credits College level courses in American Sign Language I and II
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For whom is it most important to obtain research experience?
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For the psychology major planning to apply to doctoral programs in psychology
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CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Which of the following are recommended when shaping your undergraduate career towards your goals?
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Maintain a strong GPA Seek relevant work/life experience Take relevant undergraduate courses and electives Be able to show leadership and involvement in your undergraduate experience
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You can earn upper level credits for Undergraduate Fieldwork.
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True
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Check ALL of the following that are required for you to become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for a UCF Psychology course.
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GPA of 3.0 Must enroll in the TA training couse Must have completed the course that you TA for Must have earned an A in the course that you TA for
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What is a Psychology Peer Advisor?
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A psychology major who assists other psychology major in understanding and completing degree requirements
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Which of the following has as a goal for members “to be informed about Psychology at UCF.”
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UCF Psychological Society
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Which of the following is NOT found in the core and nature of the academic work in most undergraduate psychology programs?
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an emphasis on learning how to help others
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Which is a common challenge for psychology majors?
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All of the above are common challenges Understanding the scientific basis of psychology Writing and APA Style Conducting literature searches Learning independently
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What did your textbook describe as two things that psychology majors want out of their undergraduate psychology degree program but that faculty do NOT think of as core goals for the psychology major?
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Gaining applied experience and learning how to help others
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CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: If you desire to seek out experience outside of the classroom related to psychology (such as internships, being a teaching or research assistant), your textbook reminds you that it is important to keep in mind that..
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These opportunities may not be advertised– often stuents learn about them by actively seeking them out. There are limited opportunities to gain experience outside of the classroom. Students have to compete with other students to obtain these positions. Academic abilities, motivation and previous experience make a difference in whether or not a student is selected for an opportunity outside of the classroom.
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Minors are required for Psychology Majors.
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False
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Check ALL that are correct about Minors.
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Minors must be completed along with a Bachelor’s degree Minors are optional for Psychology majors Minors must be declared online through MyUCF
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According to the Module, you are typically better off pursuing a Minor than earning credits you need in other ways.
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False
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Certificates are less focused on an area than Minors.
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False
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Which of the following was NOT recommended in the Psychology Today article as a possible minor for a Psychology major?
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All of the above were possibilities Computer Science Philosophy Biology and Life Sciences Math Anthropology English/Technical Writing
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Which of the following is NOT one of the top 10 occupations for individuals with only a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology?
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Psychologists
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CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Which of the following are among the “four most common career areas for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology”?
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Therapy Human Resources Residential Care
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The majority of individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology do not go on to graduate school.
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True
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What percentage of individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, actually work in something directly related to psychology?
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about 25%
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According O*Net, what is the Interest Code (Hollands 3-letter code) for a Psychiatric Technician?
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SER
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According to O*Net, what percentage of Social and Community Service Managers have a Bachelor’s degree as their highest degree earned?
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51
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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, what is the job outlook for Recreational Therapists?
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Expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations
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On the Explore Careers and Majors.com website is a link to a “Career Planning Resource Center”, what is the first step in career planning and exploration process? HINT: just put A as your answer (Step One – Awareness, Knowledge, and Assessment). The website took down their helpful information 🙁
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Step One – Awareness, Knowledge, and Assessment
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According to the “What Can I Do With this Major?” website, what is the first “Information/strategy” recommended for Psychology majors?
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Obtain practical experience through part-time or summer jobs such as camp counselor, tutor, or resident hall advisor.
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Human resources deals with training and professional development within an organization; organizational development; and career development of employees. There are jobs in this area for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.
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True
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Which profession requires medical school (M.D./D.O.degree)?
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Psychiatrist
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Check ALL that apply: which of the following can prescribe medications?
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Psychiatrists
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The 2014 Median Pay for Psychologists was…
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$70,700
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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job outlook for psychologists is…
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expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations
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According to the Florida licensure requirements, how many TOTAL supervised hours must a clinical psychologist have in order to become licensed in Florida? (Be sure to read the licensure requirements and include internship and post-doctoral supervision hours)
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4000
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Check all that apply: Which of the following occupations require a Master’s degree (but not a doctoral degree)?
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) School Psychologist
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To become a clinical psychologist, you earn a Master’s degree as your highest degree earned, but do NOT need to go to Medical School..
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False
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Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists can be licensed in Florida, but there is no licensure for clinical social workers or mental health counselors.
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False
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This type of resume is the most common:
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Chronological
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Goals are most effective when they are:
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specific and difficult
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How long should a resume be?
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1 page
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In which of the following situations would a functional resume be more preferable to a chronological resume?
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a person has large gaps in employment
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Which is not an interview approach used by organizations?
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projective
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This type of interview is most likely to ask abstract, ambiguous questions.
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Puzzle
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Which of the following should not be included in a resume?
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a person’s previous salary
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Sending out resumes and contacting potential employers is _______ job search behavior.
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active
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A resume that is organized around skills instead of employment dates is referred to as a
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functional resume
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Which of the following tools can help you find and get a job?
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all of the above the internet your social network newspaper listings
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Networking is one of the least effective ways of getting a job.
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False
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It is rare for a job search to take longer than 6 months.
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False
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What is the top hiring strategy by employers?
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Hiring or promoting from within
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What does the top hiring strategy suggest that job seekers need to do?
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All of the above Consider getting hired in a lower level position Consider taking a temporary position Consider working as an intern or volunteer
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Even a strong GPA should not be included on your resume.
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False
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It is inappropriate to include volunteer experiences on a resume.
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False
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Typically, personal demographic information such as race, gender, age, religion are not included on a resume.
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True
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It is not recommended to send a thank you note after an interview.
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False
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The largest employment sector of recent recipients of Bachelor’s degrees in psychology is…
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business/private industry
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In a job interview, it is expected that the candidate will ask questions.
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True
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CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: The core values in the UCF Creed are…
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Integrity Scholarship Community Excellence Creativity
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Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct is written by the
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American Psychological Association
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Fidelity and Responsibility refers to
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Establishing relationship of trust
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The General Principles within the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct are specific rules that must be followed.
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False
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The 10 Ethical Standards are aspirational in nature.
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False
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Check ALL that apply: When facing career/major choice indecision, exploration of these are important…
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Skills Personality Interests
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Check ALL that apply: Values exploration in relation to your choice of major and career goals, should include your values in relation to…
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work-home balance status helping others safety achievement autonomy income
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Match the Holland type (code) with its descriptor. module 5 quiz
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Investigative : Conventional Artistic Realistic Social Enterprising
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Match the MBTI type with its best descriptor. module 5 quiz
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Intuitive Thinking Sensing Judging Introversion Feeling Perceiving Extroversion
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Art & Music, Psychology, Teaching, Human resources, Literature, Research, Religious service, Health Care
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Common “NF” career paths
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Match the MBTI type with what they tend to contribute to the workplace:
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Thinking types Feeling types Intuitive types Sensing types
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What is the “B” in the A-B-C model?
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Beliefs
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“I am so nervous. That means I am less qualified than the other job applicants here! ” Is an example of…
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Emotional Reasoning
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A junior hates his accounting major. However, he is afraid to change his major because his parents want him to select a business major and are not willing to pay for school for just any major. He doesn’t want to disappoint them and have them upset with him. He continues to take accounting courses, but his grades keep going down hill. He doesn’t get involved with school opportunities like he should. He is not taking the actions needed to successfully plan and follow a career path in accounting. This is best characterized as a problem with…
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External Conflict
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If someone is struggling to figure out if psychology is the right major for them, they may want to seek answers to these questions
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All of the above What are my skills and abilities? What do I want to do?” How do my values related to possible career choices? What is stopping me from doing what I want to do? What majors tend to be a good fit for individuals with my personality type & interests?
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Which of the following is NOT actually a resource available to you for major and career exploration and planning?
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All of these are available UCF Counseling and Psychological Services Center UCF Psychology Advising Center UCF Career Services UCF Virtual Career Center
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The use of the Myers Briggs and Self-Directed Search falls into this career development theory.
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Trait or Factor Theory
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CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: According to your textbook chapter, having career goals is associated with…
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better adjustment to current employment grounding in the face of a changing career enviroment better overall health and wellbeing more positive attitudes about work better attendance in high school Correct! higher levels of self-esteem
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Your textbook talks about questions to stimulate formation of life goals. Which is not a type of question they recommend asking?
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Sexual Intimacy
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As discussed in the module and text, in addition to a strong GPA and strong GRE scores, this becomes crucially important to gain acceptance to a Ph.D. program in psychology…
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research experience
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Which of the following would you be advised NOT to include in your Admission Essay or Personal Statement according to the textbook and the article provided?
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family background or personal experience with psychological issues that led to your interest in psychology
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CHECK ALL THE ANSWERS THAT APPLY: How do you shape your undergraduate experience to prepare to apply for graduate school?
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maintain a high GPA take appropriate coursework volunteer, complete fieldwork, or get a job that shows some related experience get research experience demonstrate involvement in your university through active membership in organizations such as the Psychological Society and Psi Chi
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Almost all graduate programs in psychology require the
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GRE General Test
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According to the textbook and the module, what is an outstanding reference published by the APA to look up information on all types of graduate programs?
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Graduate Study in Psychology
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True or False: All research experiences are valued equally by graduate programs.
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False
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CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: According to the text, what are the benefits of internships, fieldwork and work experience?
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Clarification of interests and goals Skill development Increased self awareness Networking
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According to your text, clinical psychology doctoral programs vary in their balance of which two themes?
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practice and research training
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The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) contains questions on…
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Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Writing
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APA accreditation of a graduate program is extremely important and, without it, you may not be able to get licensed.
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True
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Your vitae for graduate school applications should be limited to 1-2 pages.
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False
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According to your text, which of the following should be avoided in your personal statement for graduate school applications?
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all of the above should be avoided
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True or False? What you need to do in order to get strong letters of recommendation from your professors is take more than one class with them and get A’s in each of them.
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False
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Sending a thank you note after an interview with a graduate program is not recommended.
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False
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how many college students graduate with a major in psychology each year
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80,000-90,000 college students
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after degree completion what do students do
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almost 95% of psychology majors enter the workforce upon degree completion. About 5% go on to graduate school 61% work in business and industry 30% work in education 9% work in government agencies
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a Psychology major is designed to promote basic competencies in these five areas: module 1 part II
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1. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking 2. Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World 3. Communication 4. Leadership and Teamwork (Professional Development) 5. The Knowledge Base of Psychology (this is content knowledge of psychology)
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Below is a summary of what this panel indicated that potential employers are looking for from YOU:
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Relevant Experience (Internships, fieldwork, paid or volunteer– to use and test out skills taught in the classroom) Demonstrated Leadership (Clubs, organizations, fraternities/sororities, on the job, in sports, or in the classroom. Passion for the Industry (Enthusiasm and excitement for the industry to which you are applying for the job) Teamwork Ability Self-Starter/Initiative/Problem-Solving Skills Analytical Skills (Specifically mentioned: Powerpoint and Excel skills) Interpersonal Skills (Able to meet new people, work well with customers) Communication Skills (Aware of one’s communication style and how you come across to others/ be perceptive of how the particular audience wants to be communicated with– for example, do not be informal or pushy with the Vice President etc…) Flexibility and Adaptability (Adjust to change quickly, quick problem solving)
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GPA Requirements:
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OVERALL GPA of 2.0 or higher to earn your Bachelor’s degree. UCF GPA of 2.0 or higher to earn your Bachelor’s degree. PSYCHOLOGY GPA of 2.0 higher or higher to earn your Bachelor’s degree. SEMESTER GPA of 2.0: You must also earn a 2.0 or higher GPA each semester in order to stay in good academic standing. If you earn below a 2.0 GPA for a semester, you will be placed on Academic Probation. If you continue to drop below a GPA of 2.0 the following semester, you will be placed on Academic Suspension.
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Core Required Psychology Courses–Take all of these:
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PSY 3204C Statistical Methods in Psychology PSY 3213C (PR: PSY3204C) Research Methods in Psychology PSB 3002 Physiological Psychology PSY 4604 History and Systems of Psychology PSY 4043 Psychology Capstone
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Shaping Your Undergraduate Career
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Maintain a Very High GPA Take Undergraduate Courses and Electives that shape your studies toward your graduate school area of study. Seek relevant work/life experience Demonstrate Involvement and Leadership! Obtain Research Experience if you are applying to doctoral programs in psychology
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Psychology Undergraduate Fieldwork (Internships)
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Undergraduate Fieldwork provides an opportunity for advanced undergraduate Psychology majors to become involved, in the application of psychology, under supervision of a trained professionals. The role of the student in the placement is not limited to passive observation, but rather most placements provide active involvement as appropriate to the student’s level of training. These experiences have several purposes: 1. The opportunity to test the principles obtained in the classroom against the realities of delivering human services or counseling with agencies; 2. The opportunity to explore vocational alternatives in light of further professional training that would be needed in the setting, or to utilize certain settings as a type of apprenticeship/internship looking towards immediate employment upon graduation; 3. The opportunity to earn upper level psychology credits. Requirements for Fieldwork: Junior or senior standing with the majority of coursework completed. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Completed coursework appropriate to the applied setting. Students must apply and be accepted for fieldwork by the Undergraduate Coordinator in their area of interest. Faculty Contact: Dr. Monique Levermore
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Becoming an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
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PSY 4932 Instructional Experiences in Undergraduate Psychology (aka Teaching Assistant Internship): For advanced psychology majors who want to explore teaching as part of their professional development. This experience provides students with the opportunity to work closely with professors in the Psychology Department. Must have already completed and earned an “A” in the course you are to TA for Minimum of 3.0 GPA After earning an “A” in a course, simply ask your professor if you can be their TA. If you are approved, bring a note from your professor to the Psychology Advising Center in the Psychology Building PSY 250, and you will be issued a permission number so that you can enroll in PSY 4932 Instructional Experiences in Undergraduate Psychology. You register for PSY 4932 Instructional Experiences in Undergraduate Psychology during your first semester as a Teaching Assistant. PSY 4932 Instructional Experiences in Undergraduate Psychology is an online 3-credit course graded Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U), that coincides with the work you complete with a faculty member. TA duties will vary depending on the professor with whom you work.
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the two most common types of resumes
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chronological and functional resumes
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TOP 4 JOB SKILLS VALUED BY EMPLOYERS
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Social Skills Communication Skills Information Gathering/Processing Skills Numerical/Computer/Psychometric Skills
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TOP 10 QUALITIES EMPLOYERS SEEK
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Communication Skills (verbal and written) Honesty/Integrity Teamwork Skills Interpersonal/People/Social Skills Motivation/Initiative Strong Work Ethic (hard working, conscientious) Analytical Skills Flexibility/Adaptability Computer Skills Self-Confidence
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What is a Curriculum Vitae?
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A “vita” is short for curriculum vitae (sometimes abbreviated C.V.) and is similar to a Resume except that a vita is typically multiple pages in length. A vita is used in both the academic and medical fields. The CV is designed to include all academic accomplishments, relevant work experience and skills, awards and honors, and professional presentations and publications. Here is an excellent sample of a vita from a social psychology web site (http://www.socialpsychology.org/vitatemplate.htm). Also attached below is an example from a UCF students who applied to doctoral programs:
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Professional Ethics for Psychology
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To promote welfare of consumers To maintain competence To protect confidentiality and privacy To act responsibly To avoid exploitation To uphold the integrity of the profession