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Issues in the implementation of a child psychology practicum for undergraduates

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Abstract

As students majoring in psychology demanded greater relevancy in the undergraduate curriculum, academic institutions have responded by implementing courses designed for field experiences in applied psychology. Particularly sought are practica in applied settings serving children. This paper examines the problems found in managing an applied child psychology field experience. Sources of conflict between agency, student and academic institution are discussed and a program devised to reduce conflict is described.

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Correspondence to Frank J. Prerost PhD.

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Prerost, F.J. Issues in the implementation of a child psychology practicum for undergraduates. Child Psych Hum Dev 11, 96–104 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00707927

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Keywords

  • Social Psychology
  • Field Experience
  • Academic Institution
  • Child Psychology
  • Applied Psychology