A survey of employment in psychology and the place of personnel without the PhD

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Abstract

The survey utilized 2037 names for tabulation taken from the 1948 APA Directory. Data are classified according to 38 specific positions which are grouped under 4 general headings: (1) academic, (2) clinical, (3) vocational and educational guidance, (4) business, industry, government, and national defense. Complete statistics are recorded in a table. The author concludes that (1) psychology has changed from an academic discipline into a service profession, (2) the quantity of the applied work is being performed by persons without PhD's. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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