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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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App Overview

Steps for use:

  1. Open the app and find the home page, titled "Psychology Student Survival Guide."
  2. 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.
  3. Read the introduction and objective for the app, written by the creators.
  4. 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. 
  5. Use the option to display the page to others by selecting Share this Page.

Categories include:

  • 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
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Instructional Ideas
  • 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
Classroom Considerations
  • 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