Olin 107: Student Lounge

Just before entering the Psychology Department main office, you enter Olin 107, which is stocked with useful resources including bound copies of previous comps projects, quick current readings in psychology, and reference books. This room also has a computer for student use.

Bound Psychology and Cognitive Science Comps Papers (1991-current)

Each year the Department collects and binds paper copies of Thesis comps projects. Use this resource to get an idea about what previous projects have been and as an example of what the final project can look like.

Bulletin Board

The bulletin board is home to helpful hints for doing your comps and fun faculty news updates.

Coffee Table Reading

The coffee table in Olin 107 is home to current journals and graduate school publications. Browse this area while waiting to meet with a professor.

Books

Psychology Major

  • Kanel, K. (2008). An Overview of the Human Services. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Kracen, A. (2008). Applying to Graduate School in Psychology:  Advice from Successful Students and Prominent Psychologists. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Kuther, T. L. (2012). The Psychology Major's Handbook. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  • Landrum, E. & Davis, S. (2010). The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success. NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Morgan, B. L. & Korgschgen, A. J. (2009). Majoring in Psych? Career Options for Psychology Undergraduates (4th Ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Wegenek, A. & Buskist, W. (2010).The Insider's Guide to the Psychology Major: Everything You Need to Know About the Degree and the Profession. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Graduate Study*

  • Getting In: A Step-by-step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology. (2007). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Graduate Study in Psychology (2012). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Norcross, J. C., & Sayette, M. A. (2012). Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Reference Books

  • Anson, C. & Schwegler, R.(1997). The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers. New York: Longman Press
  • APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources (2012). Washington DC: American Psycholicical Association
  • Chastain, G. & Landrum, R. E. (1999). Protecting Human Subjects: Departmental Subject Pools and Institutional Review Boards. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Cronk, B. C. (2004). How to Use SPSS: A Step-by-step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation (3rd Ed.).  Glendale, CA: Pyrczak.
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Ed.) (2013). Washington DC: American Psychiatric Associatioon.
  • Directory of the American Psychological Association (2001). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Nicol, A. A. M. & Pexman, P. M. (2003). Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Patten, Mildred L. (2004) Understanding Research Methods: An Overview of the Essentials. Glendale: Pyrczak Publishing.
  • PsychoSources: A Psychology Resource Guide (1973). New York, NY: Bantam Books.
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Reed, J. G. & Baxter, P. M. (2003). Library Use: Handbook for Psychology (3rd Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Steinberg, L. (1999). Adolescence (5th Ed.) Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
  • Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms (9th Ed.). (2001). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Carleton Voice magazines
  • Algol (Carleton's Yearbook)

*Note: The psychology department bulletin board, "Beyond Carleton", located on the ground floor of Olin is a starting place for post-Carleton planning. Those looking for the widest amount of information are advised to seek assistance at the Career Center.