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If you need a condensed psychology resource with definitions, common career paths, and research methods, use an app created by a psychology professor for prospective students in the field. The app is a good way to sum up main concepts in psychology and to address different fields of study.
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Steps for use:
- Open the app and find the home page, titled "Psychology Student Survival Guide."
- If you're using the app for the first time, select the Tap to Begin button. If you're re-opening the app, the button will read Tap Here to Continue, as well as the last page read.
- Read the introduction and objective for the app, written by the creators.
- Continue reading through the sections in the app by tapping the right and left navigation buttons, or select Contents to find the category you want.
- Use the option to display the page to others by selecting Share this Page.
- What is Psychology?
- Not to Be Confused with Psychiatry
- Do You Really Want to Be a Psychology Student?
- Major Fields in Psychology
- Popular Psychology
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Assign the app in conjunction with your psychology textbook, or recommend the app to kids who are interested in pursuing a career in psychology
- Use the information in the app to have your psychology class complete a project about different fields of study within psychology
- Final page links to multiple social media sites, including Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and others
- Some pages include videos, which could be distracting for others in the classroom
- A quick summary of many terms and concepts in psychology
- Free app is a useful companion to an extended textbook
- Navigation is straightforward (turning pages, table of contents)
- Option to continue where you left off when you reload the app
- Introduction is long and not particularly helpful for those studying psychology
- Information is basic and does not include many of the essentials for the field, instead addressing possible career paths and differences between them
- App crashes when you tap Share This Page
- Each page has several categories, making concentrated study more difficult
- No activities or opportunities for learning beyond reading the text