Major in Happiness: Debunking the College Major Fallacies

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This book examines a variety of assumptions prevalent in the mental models of undergraduates, parents, educators, higher education leaders, administrators, and policymakers that cause people to fall into a series of mental traps when selecting a major. Divided into three parts, this publication presents a situational analysis on choosing a college major, dissects the mental models and traps people rely on, and offers a variety of assessments that can help increase one's self-awareness prior to declaring a major.

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Michael Edmondson, PhD, is the associate vice president for career development at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.  Business Experts Press published his previous publication, Marketing Your Value: 9 Steps to Navigate Your Career.  He has a PhD in history from Temple University, an MA in history from Villanova University, and a BA in history from Cabrini College.

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"Edmondson's theories are accompanied by practicalexercises that will be of value to students and their parents as theynavigate a pathway through the complex interactions of study and work.He also points to two critical skills: team work and listening skills we expect and rarely teach. This book adds significantly to the debateabout education and is a must read for incoming and exiting graduatesand their parents."
John Christian, President/CEO, CAPA, The Global Education Network

"As a career professional this is truly a thought provoking book. This book certainly puts majors in perspective and the importance of doing what you love. This is a must read for all parents of college bound students."
Cindy Szadokierski, Executive Director, The Edge Program, Randolph-Macon College

"Using strong research blended with a practical, clear writing style, Dr. Edmondson provides perspective and advice that thecurrent generation of students (and parents) desperately needs to hear."
Jeremy Osborn, PhD., Associate Professor of Communication, Cornerstone University

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