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Eye on Psi Chi: Spring 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Spring 2017 | Volume 21 | Issue 3

Features

Mission to Mars: What Psychological Stressors Might You Encounter? With Nick Kanas, MD

Extreme communication delays, long-term confinement, and constant physical peril are only some of the risks of exploration in space. Renowned space psychologist Nick Kanas, MD, shares how scientists are working to help astronauts survive longer and farther from Earth than ever before.

Career Possibilities for Undergraduate Psychology Majors: Spotlight on Public Health

Do you aspire toward a job where you can help others? A career in public health may be right for you. This article concludes with four steps that psychology students and recent graduates can take to get involved in this exciting field.

The Link Between Letters of Recommendation and the Personal Statement

Many students request letters of recommendation from the faculty members who gave them the highest grades. However, this may not be the wisest strategy. Instead, here’s how to use your letters to inform your personal statement.

Can Toughness Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Lower rates of depression in men were once thought to indicate that men are somewhat protected from depression. Dr. Genuchi shares how this perception is changing, and provides five concrete resources to help men become more open about their mental health.

Conquering Graduate Application Dread: Advice From Faculty

Many undergraduates would rather confront Voldemort than to proceed into the arduous task of completing their graduate applications. Here is the top advice that 581 faculty members would share with applicants.

You're Admitted! But Which Program Should You Attend? Part II of II

What factors should you consider when deciding between various graduate programs? Learn about program socioemotional environment, tips for accessing financial packages, and quality of life.

Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School. Part II of III: Six Paragons

Need examples of good letters of recommendation? Part II of this series shares the top six characteristics that graduate programs request LOR authors to rate.


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