Student Perceptions of the Usefulness of the Psychology Major for Success After College

Jennifer Dyer-Seymour, Cameron Battersby

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It can be challenging to translate college learning to pursuits after graduation. In this experimental study participants
considered learning framed within learning goal OR as a list of courses. Results revealed that course work framed within learning outcomes was perceived as better preparing students for post-BA plans.These results have implications for how faculty and advisors communicate the major to students.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Apr 2019
EventWestern Psychological Association - Pasadena, CA
Duration: Apr 1 2019 → …


ConferenceWestern Psychological Association
Period4/1/19 → …


  • careers
  • experiment
  • graduate school
  • graduation
  • learning goals


  • Psychology

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