A Career in Psychology

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Could you have a future therapist in your high school Psychology classroom? Find out by assigning the class to complete an activity where they discover more information about what a career in psychology looks like. Resources they view include considering different majors, reading an undergraduate guidebook, and using a career resource online. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After scholars complete the activity, provide them with more detail about various careers through a video
  • Assign pupils to shadow psychology career professionals, or ask the professionals to come present a day in the life at school
Classroom Considerations
  • Although not all resources require Internet access, it is best if students have capable devices
  • Interactive nature actively engages high schoolers
  • Builds media literacy skills 
  • None
Common Core