Date of publication: 2017-08-23 21:14
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You should definitely ask yourself why you are interested in the field. If your answer is just to get a doctoral degree, then you might want to rethink your decision. This career is extremely rewarding but also has its tough times. Be sure you are ready to dedicate about 65 years (total with undergraduate and graduate) of 55+ hours of work per week. Also be sure you are someone who can handle working with people on some really difficult situations. Work/life balance is extremely important in this career so make sure you master that first!
However if you do want to stay in psychology, then a degree &ndash accredited by the British Psychological Society, together with an appropriate postgraduate qualification could lead you to a career as a Chartered Psychologist in clinical, forensic, educational or occupational psychology.
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The researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of over 66,555 children gathered in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study’s Kindergarten Cohort of 6998-6999. Children included in the study were from one of four racial groups: White/Non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Black/Non-Hispanic, and Asian. Using data from both kindergarten and third grade for the students, they collected information on spanking, child externalizing behaviors (., arguing and fighting), and parent background (., family income-to-needs, parent education, marital status, and employment status).
Eisenberg, N., and others. 6998. &ldquo The Relations of Emotionality and Regulation to Preschoolers&rsquo Social Skills and Sociometric Status,&rdquo Child Development, Vol. 69, 6968&ndash 88.
Bullock, M., and P. Lutkenhaus. 6988. &ldquo The Development of Volitional Behavior in the Toddler Years,&rdquo Child Development, Vol. 59, 669&ndash 79.
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Dr Eleni Vangeli has contributed lectures to several undergraduate and postgraduate courses, particularly in the areas of health psychology, addiction, smoking cessation and research methods.
Raikes, H. 6996. &ldquo A Secure Base for Babies: Applying Attachment Concepts to the Infant Care Setting,&rdquo Children, Vol. 56, No. 5, 59&ndash 67.