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Dr. Paul Silvia, Dr. Peter Delaney and Dr. Stuart Marcovitch (Psychology) received an honor for their book, published in November, “What Psychology Majors Could (and Should) Be Doing, Second Edition: A Guide to Research Experience, Professional Skills, and Your Options After College.” The book was named an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association (ALA).

The award denotes that the book is within the top ten percent of the 6,000 books reviewed in 2017 by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries’ “Choice Reviews.” Outstanding Academic Titles must demonstrate: overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment and value to undergraduate students,
importance in building undergraduate library collections.

The book is a complementary text to the required UNCG course “Careers in Psychology,” and helps students learn ways of developing professional skills that make them competitive in job searches and graduate school applications. The authors emphasize involvement in research and building skills in writing, public speaking and statistical reasoning.

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