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Reader Response: Why I'm Majoring In Psychology

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideOctober 14, 2010

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A few weeks ago, I asked readers to share the reasons why they are majoring in psychology, and I've gotten some great responses so far!

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A reader named Alicia explains:

"Studying psychology is selfish in some aspect, as it gives you the tools to analyze yourself. Through my studies and personal research, I have gained great insight into "me!" Learning about myself allows me to further learn about others, as studying psychology gives you a deeper understanding of the human condition. It is a well-rounded major that pulls from all other majors.

I look forward to attending graduate school, but I am in search of a program that combines clinical and counseling psychology - therapists should be trained as both clinicians and researchers, as their is a gap between research and applying effective treatment. It seems that the future of psychology holds that therapist will only have master degree's and doctor's will be conducting research. Therefore, obtaining a Ph.D. maybe not be financially advisable, unless one wishes to conduct research."

Are your own reasons for majoring in psychology similar to Alicia's, or is there something else motivating you to pursue this degree? Please click the following link to share your reasons why you are majoring in psychology and read more about what other readers have to say.

Comments

October 19, 2010 at 11:21 am
(1)Dr G RAJAMOHANsays:

To understand ourselves and our fellow humanbeings

October 21, 2010 at 1:41 am
(2)monikasays:

psychology helps me to have a sixth sense towards people,conditions and to myself.

December 2, 2010 at 11:17 am
(3)V.Muralisays:

I feel it is sacred job to help the mankind

December 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm
(4)zuweinasays:

it really help me in understanding people around me and my self when it come to diffrent perception in life cos everybody has their strength, weakness and we need to appreciate all in all ways.

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