Psychology Education & Career Resource Center

Learn Psychology is dedicated to supporting the psychology student and professional by offering valuable resources that can be used from the very beginning of college, through graduate school, and onto a career. Our experts offer insight into all facets of psychology, which we’ve combined with our own extensive research. Explore the guides below for in-depth, useful information and input from experts.

Expert Contributors

  • A. Michele Tedder
    A. Michele Tedder, MS Nursing

    A. Michele Tedder holds an MS in Nursing Education. She is the founder & CEO of Joy for Life, a life purpose, personal and professional development coaching organization, and the author of "Don't Let Grief Steal Your Joy." She was employed for 18 years at Western Psychiatric Institute

  • Dan Clasen, a marketing coordinator with EvenVision, graduated in May 2015 with a degree in psychology and a degree in marketing from Humboldt State University. Here is how his psychology degree took him down the path to marketing.

  • Dr. Damon Raskin, MD, a leading board certified internist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Raskin serves as the medical director of Cliffside Malibu and Seasons Recovery Center and as the detox specialist at Promises in Malibu.

  • Dr. Kevin Doyle, Ed.D., LPC, is a member of the American Counseling Association. He is an expert in addiction and recovery, and specializes in treating students in college. Dr. Doyle leads the recovery communities at Longwood University and has assisted with all addictions from alcohol and drugs, to sex addictions.

  • Dr. Steven Buzinski received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2011. He joined the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina in 2012. He currently serves as the Karen M. Gil Internship Director and was formerly the Director of Undergraduate Research.

  • Lisa H. Ritchie, MBA is an Interpersonal Communication Instructor at UNC-Charlotte, where one of her duties is providing constructive feedback and coaching to students for future growth in the workplace. Formerly, Ms. Ritchie served as Coordinator of Student Success at Belmont Abbey College where she performed academic performance advising and managed the creation of a new Peer Mentoring program.

  • Melissa Cohen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Coach in New York City. She has been in practice for more than two decades.

  • Michelene M. Wasil is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in San Diego, CA who is currently pursuing her doctorate in psychology. In addition to work for Veterans Affairs, she works in a private practice where the majority of her caseload is Veterans or active-duty service members.

  • Patty Hoban is the director of financial aid for Willamette University, a private university located in Salem, Oregon.

  • oss Aikins is a lecturer and program manager at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, and specializes in collegiate substance abuse and student health research.

  • Scott Carroll, MD is the Director of Psychiatric Consultation Services at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital and Carrie Tingley Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. He is currently an associate professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico - School of Medicine.

  • Steve Schlozman, MD is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He practices child and adult psychiatry at Mass General and serves as the primary consultant to the pediatric transplant service.

Academic Support

  • Breaking down the GRE for Psychology Graduate Students

    Students looking to attend a psychology program will most likely be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and possibly the psychology subject test as part of their application process. In our GRE guide for graduate students, you’ll find tips and tricks for taking the GRE and learn what to expect from the psychology subject test. We’ve included a handy study schedule, sample questions, videos and more.

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  • Choosing a Specialization

    Students interested in a career in psychology or any of the mental health and public service sectors have questions. While some psychology students are wondering if they should specialize in a particular branch of psychology, other students are trying to decide between psychology, social work, counseling and therapy. Learn the difference between these four career sectors, what each entails as far as education, training and salary, and how to choose the best course of study.

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  • Guide to Pre-Professional Psychology Opportunities

    Undergraduate and graduate psychology students interested in pursuing future opportunities in psychology need to be aware of the importance of pre-professional work in the form of internships, fellowships, research programs and work study. This guide to pre-professional experience discusses all options and gives tips and advice for transitioning to a professional or academic career. You’ll also find over 50 listings for pre-professional opportunities.

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  • Psychology Student Resources

    Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors, and there are thousands of resources available to psychology students. We’ve compiled some of the best and most useful resources for undergrad and grad psychology students in this guide.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Funding Your Psychology Degree

    Student loan debt and tuition costs are rising. One of the best ways to move away from the herd is to pay for college in a way that doesn’t require payback. Applying for scholarships, grants and fellowships can pay off big time for psychology students. Find psychology scholarships for undergrads, grads, minorities, women and for special studies in this guide.

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Mental Health

  • Addiction on Campus

    Many college students find themselves on their own and away from their parents for the first time in their lives. They enjoy the sense of independence, but may find themselves struggling with substance abuse and even addiction. Addiction is a serious issue among college students, and this guide was created to help students understand addiction, how it arises, and how to get help.

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  • Eating Disorder Awareness Guide

    Eating disorders can occur for the first time in college or escalate for college students who already struggle with them. In our eating disorder awareness guide for students, we reveal how disordered eating can turn into an eating disorder, how to recognize an eating disorder in yourself and others, and what treatments and help are available.

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  • Stress & Anxiety

    Just about everybody is affected by stress and even anxiety from time to time. When stress and anxiety levels become difficult for college students to live with, they need to understand what’s happening and they need help learning how to cope. Our stress and anxiety guide for college students helps students and their loved ones recognize, understand and get help with these emotions.

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  • Student Mental Health Guide

    For most students, college is a time of tremendous growth and opportunity, but with tremendous growth, stress, anxiety, addiction, and other emotional and mental challenges may surface. Learn about the various mental challenges college students face, hear from distinguished experts on these challenges, and discover how to lend and get support if you or someone you know is grappling with these issues.

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  • Suicide & Depression Awareness

    This guide strives to bring awareness to suicide and depression and focuses on how these two crucial issues affect college students and their loved ones. Our Suicide Prevention Tool offers a searchable database where you can find information and help in your area, and our experts weigh on in how to recognize and combat signs of depression and potential suicide red flags, particularly in college students.

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Psychology Careers

  • Guidebook to Non-Psych Jobs for Psychology Majors

    Psychology degrees aren’t just for psychologists. Our guidebook to non-psychology careers for psychology graduates explores the many options available to psych grads who may be looking to work outside psychology. You’ll learn how the education you earn and skills you acquire as a psychology student translate into careers in marketing, criminal justice, community service, business and more.

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  • Make a Difference with Psychology Studies

    Students drawn to studying psychology, social work and counseling often lists their desire to help people as a reason for choosing those courses of study. Find out from this guide how these students are creating career paths to helping people, where the helping jobs are, and what education will help you get there.

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  • Psychology & Public Service Guidebook

    Psychology in public service includes psychology jobs in the criminal justice system, community and state hospitals, police and public safety sectors, veteran’s affairs, and Native American communities. This guide offers a comprehensive look at these sectors, along with a detailed career map and a discussion of skills, education and experience needed to compete for these careers.

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