Developmental Psychology as Alternative Doctoral Education for Academic Careers in Communication Sciences and Disorders In this paper, I define and provide the basis of developmental psychology as an alternate doctoral pathway for individuals seeking an academic career in communication sciences and disorders. I describer mentor-based and discipline-based choices and interdisciplinary job searching from a personal perspective. I outline the ccontributions of developmental theories to ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2012
Developmental Psychology as Alternative Doctoral Education for Academic Careers in Communication Sciences and Disorders
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  • Fran Hagstrom
    University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
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Article   |   October 01, 2012
Developmental Psychology as Alternative Doctoral Education for Academic Careers in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2012, Vol. 15, 70-76. doi:10.1044/ihe15.2.70
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2012, Vol. 15, 70-76. doi:10.1044/ihe15.2.70

In this paper, I define and provide the basis of developmental psychology as an alternate doctoral pathway for individuals seeking an academic career in communication sciences and disorders. I describer mentor-based and discipline-based choices and interdisciplinary job searching from a personal perspective. I outline the ccontributions of developmental theories to the field of communication sciences and disorders, these include the classical developmental theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Werner, as well as the sociocultural theory of Wertsch. I discuss examples of theory to practice and clinical action.

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