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Introductory and capstone reviews within the undergraduate psychology application are an important how one can have interaction scholars of their significant and psychology division, impart practical expectancies, and get ready them for all times past collage. delivering the fitting orientation and capstone classes in psychology schooling is more and more a priority of teachers, division chairs, software administrators, and deans, and either sorts of classes became vital assets for amassing pre- and post-coursework evaluate info for measure studying results. The options provided the following were designed to aid educators research matters round educating the introductory or careers path and constructing a psychology-specific orientation software. The authors additionally offer concrete feedback for construction capstone reports designed to slot the desires of a division, its pedagogical philosophy, or the tutorial schedule of the school or college. Undergraduate psychology curriculum designers and teachers can reap the benefits of studying leading edge and potent concepts for introducing the main to first-year scholars and, at commencement, for bringing closure, reinforcing the final departmental studying results, and supporting scholars follow their disciplinary wisdom in capstone reviews and post-graduate life.In this choice of articles, psychology teachers eager about the development of educating and studying overview the study and percentage their very own successes and demanding situations within the lecture room. Discussions contain powerful practices for aiding scholars turn into acclimated to and engaged within the psychology significant, software of developmental wisdom and studying groups to direction layout, and use of caliber benchmarks to enhance introductory and capstone classes. different chapters describe ideas within the layout of stand-alone classes and provide concrete suggestion on counseling psychology graduates approximately find out how to use what they've got discovered past their better schooling stories.

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They provide a rationale for the capstone experience as an essential component of the undergraduate major in psychology. They also provide an overview of capstone courses that are typically offered by departments. Ultimately, Dunn and McCarthy provide the theoretical foundations for such a course and they conclude with recommendations for how the capstone can be used as a summative assessment of the major. The history of psychology course represents one of the best ways for psychology programs to address the clear need for capstone experiences in the psychology major.

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Orientation and capstone courses are consistent with these objectives. Orientation courses help new psychology majors to manage the transition into an undergraduate program and learn about the expectations in their department and field of study. Capstone experiences often include content to help participants successfully negotiate the transition to the workforce or graduate school. To increase their effectiveness, orientation and capstone courses should not stand in isolation (McCarthy, 2008). Coordination of beginning and ending courses with program content, field experiences, and advising provides opportunities to consistently emphasize connections between program and participant goals.

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