Genres: Psychology. Students in the psychology major plan to pursue a tremendous variety of careers- not just becoming psychology researchers. So they sometimes ask: Why do we need to study research methods when we want to be therapists, social workers, teachers, lawyers, or physicians. This book was written with these very students in mind-students who are taking their first course in research methods usually sophomores and who plan to pursue a wide variety of careers. Most of the students who take the course will never become researchers themselves, but they can learn to systematically navigate the research information they will encounter in empirical journal articles as well as in online magazines, print sources, blogs, and tweets.