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Information Specific to JSU

Becoming a Student at the Southeastern Behavior Analysis Center (SEBAC) - run by Dr. Palya


Hints on Getting In to Graduate School

Applying to Graduate School in Psychology by Lisa Terre, PhD

Applying to Graduate School: Maximizing Your Chances for Success by Carla Strassle

What Does Your Transcript Say About You, and What Can You Do If It Says Things You Don't Like? by Drew Appleby, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology

Gaining Admission Into the Graduate Program of Your Choice by Kristy L. Arnold and Kelly Lora Horrigan

Applicant Characteristics Valued by Graduate Programs in Psychology by Drew Appleby, Julie Keenan, and Beth Mauer

Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology: Advice for the Aspiring Applicant by Katherine A. Schoeneman and Thomas J. Schoeneman

Graduate Admissions in Psychology: I. The Application Process by John C. Norcross, Jessica L. Kohout, and Marlene Wicherski

Graduate Admissions in Psychology: II. Acceptance Rates and Financial Considerations by John C. Norcross, Jessica L. Kohout, and Marlene Wicherski

GREs and GPAs: The Numbers Game in Graduate Admissions by John C. Norcross


What Can I Do With a Bachelors Degree?

I'm Getting My Bachelor's Degree in Psychology--What Can I Do With It? by R. Eric Landrum - Boise State University Career Preparation

The Bachelor's Degree in Psychology: Employment Opportunities and Strategies

Entry Level Positions Obtained by Psychology Majors

Online Psychology Career Center


What Degree Program is Right for Me?

Jobs and Work Circumstances for Certified Behavior Analysts

Alternative Master's Degree Programs for Psychology Majors by Linda L. Walsh

Appreciating the PsyD: The Facts by John C. Norcross and Patricia H. Castle

Clinical Versus Counseling Psychology: What's the Diff? by John C. Norcross

Cutting-Edge Specialties for Graduate Study in Psychology by Lisa Terre and Rebecca M. Stoddart (Section Editors)

Master's and Myth: Little-Known Information About a Popular Degree by Tomme R. Actkinson

Careers in Forensic Psychology


Becoming a Certified Behavior Analyst

Defining the Field of Behavior Analysis

Jobs and Work Circumstances for Certified Behavior Analysts

Becoming Certified: Standards and Application for Examination

  • BCBA® - If you have earned at least a Masters Degree, you may be eligible for BCBA certification.
  • BCABA® - If you have earned at least a Bachelors Degree, you may be eligible for BCABA certification.

BCBA® & BCABA® Behavior Analyst Task List - Third Edition - fall 2005


Behavior Analysis Graduate Programs

Behavior Analysis Doctoral Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Programs


Writing a Curriculum Vita

The Curriculum Vita: A Student's Guide to Preparation by R. Eric Landrum


Letters of Recommendation and Crafting the Personal Statement

Getting a Good Letter of Recommendation by Kirsten Rewey

It Takes More Than Good Grades! Some Straight Talk About How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation From Faculty by David W. Wilson

Applying to Graduate School: Writing a Compelling Personal Statement by Bette L. Bottoms and Kari L. Nysse

The "Personal" Side of Graduate School Personal Statements by Randall E. Osborne


How Do I Get Research Experience and Why Do I Need It?

Does Research Experience Make a Significant Difference in Graduate Admissions? by Lynn H. Collins

Finding Opportunities to Get Involved in Research: Some Advice From the Students' Perspective by Gia Sadowski, Delores Flagler, Kevin Dowd, Jamie Ball, and Lynn H. Collins

Maximizing Undergraduate Opportunities: The Value of Research and Other Experiences by R. Eric Landrum, PhD

Undergraduate Research: Getting Involved and Getting Into Graduate School (A Student's Perspective) by Scott F. Grover


Studying for the GRE

Official GRE Website - The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study.

Demystifying the GRE Psychology Test: A Brief Guide for Students by Margaret W. Matlin and James W. Kalat

An Eye-Opening Experience: Taking an Online Practice Graduate Record Examination by Steven Walfish


Professional Organizations in Psychology

This is not an exhaustive list of psychology organizations by any stretch, but these are organizations that many of our faculty and students belong to and present at their conferences.

Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) - The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA International) is a nonprofit professional membership organization with the mission to develop, enhance, and support the growth and vitality of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (SQAB) - The Society for Quantitative Analyses of Behavior (SQAB) was founded to present symposia and publish material which bring a quantitative analysis to bear on the understanding of behavior. This International Society holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA). Talks at SQAB focus on the development and use of mathematical formulations to: characterize one or more dimensions of an obtained data set, derive predictions to be compared with data, and generate novel data analyses

. Southeastern Society for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) - SEABA is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA). Like its parent organization, SEABA seeks to promote scholarly discourse within and about Behavior Analysis. SEABA membership and convention registration are open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Behavior Analysis.

Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA) - ALABA serves as a scientific and professional reference group that embraces the principles and practices of behavior analysis. Our goal is to promote research that will advance the understanding of behavior and to identify and promote the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures that meet the educational and habilitative needs of individuals. In addition, ALABA strives to serve as a resource for political, legislative, and policy-making bodies in Alabama in ways that support the scientific and professional interests of behavior analysis.

Association for Psychological Science (APS) - The Association's mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

American Psychological Association (APA) - The objects of the American Psychological Association shall be to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.

  • Southeastern Psychological Association - SEPA is a regional psychological association affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA) and is represented by the southeastern states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
  • Southwestern Psychological Association - SWPA is a regional psychology association serving members located in the southwestern part of the United States. Included in SWPA's region are the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. However, membership is not restricted to residents of those states.
  • Eastern Psychological Association - Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) was founded in 1896 and is the oldest of the regional Psychological Associations in the United States. Its sole purpose is to advance the science and profession through the dissemination of professional information about the field of Psychology.

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP) - Its purpose is to promote philosophy and psychology in the southern section of the United States by facilitating the exchange of ideas among those engaged in these fields of inquiry, by encouraging investigation, by fostering the educational function of philosophy and psychology, and by improving the academic status of the subjects.

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) - The goals of the Society are to further the generation and dissemination of research in personality and social psychology.


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