Choosing the right specialization is an important first step in pursuit of your advanced degree; memberships in professional associations can help to establish connections with other scholar-practitioners.
To prepare for this assignment:
Review the Web sites that relate to your particular specialization. below
Review the Web sites of at least one other specialization that may be similar to your professional interests.
Think about your choice of specialization and how it fits with what you read on the professional Web sites.
Write a two-page summary of why you chose the specialization you did. How does it fit with your personal and professional goals? What opportunities for professional association are available in your specialization? How will you involve yourself in the professional organization(s) associated with your intended specialization while you are at Walden University?
Support your Application assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation.
Read and view the following Learning Resources before you complete this week’s Discussion and Application assignments for PSYC 8000.
The following Web sites provide information related to the practice and profession of psychology:
American Psychological Association (APA): http://www.apa.org/
APA Divisions-General Information and Listings: http://www.apa.org/about/division/index.aspx
APA Division 1: Society for General Psychology http://www.apa.org/about/division/div1.aspx
APA Division 3: Experimental Psychology http://www.apa.org/about/division/div3.aspx
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