About Psychology Degree 411

    Psychology Degree 411 is an informative resource on beginning a degree or advancing a career in the field of psychology. Whether you need to know the basics on how to become a psychologist, or explore psychology degree programs or psychology careers, here you’ll find the information you are looking for. Our editors provide up-to-date articles on psychology careers as well as interviews with psychologists currently working in the field. The content on Psychology Degree 411 is completely free to our readers, and we greatly appreciate your patronage and input.

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    At Psychology Degree 411, we use experienced writers, editors, expert reviewers, and contributors to create and review our content. We evaluate each team member’s background and experience to ensure that our content is accurate, up-to-date, and relevant to our readers.

    Editorial Team: Our internal editors fact-check, standardize, and approve all content before it goes live to ensure the best possible experience for our readers. They also write for Psychology 411.

    Writers: Professional writers research and write all of our content. Our writers adhere to a style guide in order to maintain consistency throughout the website. All of our content is original and backed by reputable sources.

    Expert Reviewers: Since psychology licensure and degree requirements frequently change, we partner with experts in the field to regularly review our content so that we can continue to provide our readers with the most accurate, up-to-date information available.

    Contributors: We periodically work with psychology majors and professionals in the field who share their personal experiences and give advice to our readers through interviews and other content contributions.

    Editorial Team

    Audrey Stoffle

    Audrey Stoffle is the Chief Editor of Psychology Degree 411. A graduate of Berea College, Audrey has a BA in English with a writing emphasis and a minor in Spanish. She has worked as Editor for a literary magazine, Appalachian Review (formerly Appalachian Heritage), and spent years teaching English in Spain. Her writing and editing work has appeared on a variety of career and travel websites. When she’s not writing, Audrey enjoys running and photography. Follow Audrey on LinkedIn.

    Laura McPherson

    Laura McPherson is the Associate Editor of Psychology Degree 411. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Career and Technical Education and History from Eastern New Mexico University and a Certificate in Writing from the University of California Berkeley Extension. Her experience includes creating career training modules for professionals in various industries. Her creative work has appeared in literary journals such as Paperbark and Corvus Review and she has been an awards reader for The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Follow Laura on LinkedIn.

    Maggie Holland

    Maggie is a Seattle-based editor and writer with a focus in health, news, education, and LGBTQ+ topics. She has reported and edited for a number of Atlanta-based publications and served as editor-in-chief of the Red & Black Newspaper in Athens, Georgia. Maggie graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia where she studied journalism, sociology, and sustainability. Follow Maggie on LinkedIn.


    Janan Dean

    Janan Dean is a writer for Psychology Degree 411. She has a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Edinburgh. In the past, she has worked as a caseworker and research consultant in the public and nonprofit sectors. Janan has published articles in academic journals, created postsecondary curriculum resources, and now contributes her expertise on the higher education system with Psychology Degree 411. In her spare time, Janan shares behind-the-scenes content from her family’s farm on social media. Follow Janan on LinkedIn.

    Nicole Hansen

    Nicole Hansen is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about her two passions, education and travel. She previously worked for five years in education, serving as a career placement advisor before settling in as an elementary school teacher. Nicole graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Chinese, which she used to teach in a Chinese immersion elementary school. She loves exploring the outdoors with her children and husband, and takes full advantage of the natural desert beauty of her home state of Utah. Follow Nicole on LinkedIn.

    Pilar Martland

    Pilar Martland holds bachelor’s degrees in English and science and a master’s in education. This background has enabled her to write for different audiences and purposes over the course of her career. She has enjoyed contributing to educational websites, online magazines, and advertising campaigns as well as creating social media content, marketing copy, video scripts, and more. She is also the author and illustrator of a series of children’s books focused on the importance of empathy. She hopes to publish further work in the future. Follow Pilar on LinkedIn.

    Leah Whiteway

    Leah Whiteway graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a BA in Criminal Justice. In addition, Leah has experience with speech writing and has written extensively for social media groups of personal interest. She is a military spouse, a mom of four, and a fitness enthusiast and foodie. You can follow Leah on LinkedIn.

    David Wojciechowski

    David Wojciechowski has a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Syracuse University. He has worked as a freelance designer, editor, and writer as well as an adjunct instructor of writing and literature. He is the author of the poetry collection, Dreams I Never Told You & Letters I Never Sent (Gold Wake Press, 2017). He can be found at davidwojo.com.

    Expert Reviewers

    Jonathan Adams

    Jonathan Adams is a Research Health Sciences Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he provides technical support and guidance on COVID-19 research. He holds a PhD in lifespan developmental psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Before his current position at the VA, Jonathan served as an instructor at both the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He has also served as an expert consultant for Scale AI, where he trains artificial intelligence systems on social science research methods, and as a reviewer for several major textbook publishers. In his spare time, he enjoys singing, cooking, and exercising. He lives in Seattle. He research has been published in the Journal of School Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect. Follow Jonathan on LinkedIn.

    Rachel Byers

    Dr. Byers is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Indiana. She received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012. She has worked with patients from all walks of life and trained/ educated students from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. With over 10 years of experience, she has specialized in areas such as trauma, women’s health issues, and weight management. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time at home with her daughter. Follow Rachel on LinkedIn.

    Jeff Klaiber

    Jeff Klaiber holds two degrees: a BS in psychology from the University of Calgary, and an MS in clinical psychology from Marquette University. Jeff worked as a psychological analyst for the Milwaukee Public School system for 15 years. In this role, he assessed, evaluated, and reported on students who had been referred for psychological, emotional, or academic issues. In addition, Jeff has been a substitute teacher for the past 12 years and currently teaches 4th to 8th grade at Saint Sebastian Catholic School in Milwaukee, WI. He is a two-time US speedskating Olympian and Level III (highest level) certified US Speedskating coach. From 2010 through 2018, Jeff coached speedskaters at the highest level of sport, including at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. In October 2021 Jeff took his expertise in skating to the world via his YouTube channel. As a writer, Jeff was the primary copywriter for five radio stations in Milwaukee for 11 years and wrote thousands of 30-60-second radio commercials. A DJ for 17 years for rock stations in Milwaukee and Chicago, Jeff also is an avid painter, hiker, and cyclist. He is married and lives with his wife Suzanne in Milwaukee, WI. Follow Jeff on LinkedIn.

    William Deric Wilson

    Deric joined Psychology Degree 411 as an expert reviewer due to his study of psychology as an undergraduate and graduate student. Deric received his Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2017 from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He added a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2021 with the goal of helping others in some area of counseling or human services. His research on his career path suggested more education programming might be required to reach his ultimate goal as a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is now employed by the West Ada School District as a Community Behavioral Rehabilitation Specialist working under the direction of a School Psychologist to help students overcome challenges by using behavioral regulation techniques and other approaches. He runs Public Relations and Event Coordination at Ride on Dads, an NFP that raises funds for prostate cancer research. Prior roles include service advisor positions at Tesla Motors, Sales Rep at T-Mobile, and Test Procter and Resident Assistant at Weber State University. Deric’s experience shows the range of options open to those studying psychology with a degree at the bachelor’s or master’s level. Follow Deric on LinkedIn.


    Dr. Mitchell Handelsman, Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
    Dr. Yalda Uhls, Senior Researcher, UCLA Children’s Digital Media Center
    Dr. Laura Freberg, Professor, California Polytechnic State University
    Dr. Jamie Madigan, Author, The Psychology of Video Games
    Dr. Albert Bonfil, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

    See additional contributors: Psychology Interviews

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    Psychometric Society
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