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www.helpingpsychology.com Students entering their first year of psychology graduate school need to know that anything wort...
www.helpingpsychology.com Preparing for psychology graduate school is a mental exercise, as the graduate learner must unde...
www.helpingpsychology.com Managing Time Completing psychology graduate school should be about thriving by truly learning t...
www.helpingpsychology.com Graduate learning requires much more reading, comprehension and critical thinking. To be able to...
www.helpingpsychology.com A motivated first year psychology student needs to create a study plan, keep a thorough to-do li...
www.helpingpsychology.com Proactive Learning  A successful psychology student should be a proactive learner, always lookin...
www.helpingpsychology.com In this way, a graduate student gets the most out of his or her reading materials, committing th...
www.helpingpsychology.com Researcher Edgar Dale theorized that we retain only a minimal percentage of the information that...
www.helpingpsychology.com Also, it is important to keep a list of all sources that are read throughout a graduate program,...
www.helpingpsychology.com Having a great first year With proper mental preparation and time management, graduate education...
www.helpingpsychology.com A psychology graduate school student, who proactively seeks information and looks at things with...
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A psychology graduate school student, who proactively seeks information and looks at things with a critical eye, will find the first year an invaluable learning experience.

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  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com Psychology Graduate School: Year One Survival Guide
  2. 2. www.helpingpsychology.com Students entering their first year of psychology graduate school need to know that anything worth having requires effort. Graduate study in psychology takes a lot of mental fortitude, as it is a world beyond undergrad programs. http://www.csulb.edu/about/images/lyt_225px_h_classroom.jpg
  3. 3. www.helpingpsychology.com Preparing for psychology graduate school is a mental exercise, as the graduate learner must understand time management and proactive learning to succeed. http://www.msp.ac.uk/images/students-in-classroom.jpg
  4. 4. www.helpingpsychology.com Managing Time Completing psychology graduate school should be about thriving by truly learning the foundations of psychology, which is imperative to becoming a practicing professional. http://www.selu.edu/news_media/homepage/stories/images/psyc_nguyen1.bmp
  5. 5. www.helpingpsychology.com Graduate learning requires much more reading, comprehension and critical thinking. To be able to treat patients and practice psychology effectively, a graduate student must make an effort to internalize these studies, and also have a firm handle on statistics, research design and treatment practices.
  6. 6. www.helpingpsychology.com A motivated first year psychology student needs to create a study plan, keep a thorough to-do list and stay on top of readings and assignments. http://www.allpsychologyschools.com/g_img/displayimage.php?imageID=3970
  7. 7. www.helpingpsychology.com Proactive Learning A successful psychology student should be a proactive learner, always looking for information in various sources. http://www.units.muohio.edu/eap/edp/images/schoolPsychStudents.jpg
  8. 8. www.helpingpsychology.com In this way, a graduate student gets the most out of his or her reading materials, committing them to memory and internalizing the content – something that is very important in the field of psychology. http://www.masaisrael.org/NR/rdonlyres/87474B0E-D836-4979-868A-3794E3FEB131/77074/PsychologyHonorstop.JPG
  9. 9. www.helpingpsychology.com Researcher Edgar Dale theorized that we retain only a minimal percentage of the information that we see, read or hear. But we retain up to 90% of the information that we interact with or teach. In addition to actively reading, psychology graduate school students need to be able to find sources and critically evaluate them. http://www.masaisrael.org/NR/rdonlyres/87474B0E-D836-4979-868A-3794E3FEB131/77076/PsychologyHonorsbottom.JPG
  10. 10. www.helpingpsychology.com Also, it is important to keep a list of all sources that are read throughout a graduate program, with brief summaries of each one. This helps the psychology student build an information library, one which he or she can draw upon in future contexts. http://www.siue.edu/education/psychology/img/IO-Student-Faculty-Interact.png
  11. 11. www.helpingpsychology.com Having a great first year With proper mental preparation and time management, graduate education can be exciting and interesting. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shared/shared_psychology/images/student-with-books.jpg
  12. 12. www.helpingpsychology.com A psychology graduate school student, who proactively seeks information and looks at things with a critical eye, will find the first year an invaluable learning experience. http://www.study2u.com/up/instituteImages/woman-books.jpg
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