The Compleat Academic

A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist

Edited by Mark P. Zanna, John M. Darley

© 1987 – Psychology Press

248 pages

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Paperback: 9780898599497
pub: 1987-01-01
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About the Book

This volume is a collection of information about the concerns and problems of the beginning social scientist in the academic and nonacademic world. Covering topics from the senior graduate student's job search to the assistant professor's research and teaching experiences, this book serves as an official introduction to the "rules of the academic game."


"…helps graduate students negotiate the treacherous path to becoming successful academics….Professors should buy the book as gifts for their students, and department chairpersons should buy it for their beginning assistant professors."

Contemporary Psychology

Table of Contents

Contents: J.E. McGrath, Foreword. R.M. Suinn, Preface. Part I: Getting and Starting an Assistant Professorship. J.M. Darley, M.P. Zanna, The Hiring Process in Academia. S.E. Taylor, J. Martin, The Present-Minded Professor: Controlling One's Career. G.R. Salancik, Power and Politics in Academic Departments. Part II: Handling Critical Elements of an Assistant Professorship. W.J. McKeachie, Tips on Teaching. M.P. Zanna, J.M. Darley, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Research But Were Afraid to Ask (Your Advisor). M.P. Zanna, J.M. Darley, On Managing the Faculty-Graduate Student Research Relationship. R.A. Baron, Research Grants: A Practical Guide. D.J. Bem, Writing the Empirical Journal Article. Part III: Advice for Social Scientists in Nonacademic Settings. W. DeJong, L. Saxe, An Incompleat Guide to Working as a Nonacademic Researcher. Appendix: Recommended Readings.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Education & Training