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It's amazing what you learn from Psychology. Each area have their own interesting thing about them.
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GrateSaiyaman wrote:

It sounds like your are having a good experience...

One of my cousins has a Bachelors in Psychology.... In light of my own personal dealings with her; I wonder who she paid to take the test to get the degree.... She also has a Justice degree and is a cop.... I would think she'd be a more rounded person... I digress...

When I took the class in high school I found the subject to be fascinating, unfortunately the teacher I had for it was a football coach and it was not his major. He would give us the assignment, "read the next chapter." The next day he would read it back to us, verbatim.... There was no discussion about the lesson at all. A good example of how not to be a teacher.

I sure as hell hope your experience continues to be a good one.


I'd be going all the way to an MD or PH.D. Not sure which yet. Doctoral doctor, or medical doctor? Med school sounds like a horrible experience, and I can still be a therapist as a Psychologist with a PH.D, just can't prescribe medicine. It feels like as a psychiatrist I might just end up prescribing meds, where I really want to work as a therapist mainly, talking out problems.
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Lel! That why Phersu always stars random forum topic, Crunhcyroll as field study.

Just what some people may need other may not, I hear the term psychology I imagine the study of each person world.
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Psychology is fascinating. Plain and simple.
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Posted 9/12/14

Phersu wrote:


GrateSaiyaman wrote:

It sounds like your are having a good experience...

One of my cousins has a Bachelors in Psychology.... In light of my own personal dealings with her; I wonder who she paid to take the test to get the degree.... She also has a Justice degree and is a cop.... I would think she'd be a more rounded person... I digress...

When I took the class in high school I found the subject to be fascinating, unfortunately the teacher I had for it was a football coach and it was not his major. He would give us the assignment, "read the next chapter." The next day he would read it back to us, verbatim.... There was no discussion about the lesson at all. A good example of how not to be a teacher.

I sure as hell hope your experience continues to be a good one.


I'd be going all the way to an MD or PH.D. Not sure which yet. Doctoral doctor, or medical doctor? Med school sounds like a horrible experience, and I can still be a therapist as a Psychologist with a PH.D, just can't prescribe medicine. It feels like as a psychiatrist I might just end up prescribing meds, where I really want to work as a therapist mainly, talking out problems.


By that last sentence it seems like you prefer PhD in psychology then? Unless you have other points you're still thinking about...

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I recently finished reading a book by Lissa Rankin -- "Mind Over Medicine". It isn't exactly a psychology book, but it brings up an interesting topic: how you think affects your body health. The back of the book has lots and lots of references to studies published in medical journals. Here is an interesting case, which has a psychology factor to it: A person with double personality has diabetes on one and does not have diabetes on the other. Like, when personality A comes up, you test the person and the test comes up diabetes positive. When personality B comes up, you test the person and the test comes up negative. How in the world do you explain that??
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Always found it fascinating to learn since when I was younger. Sociology as well.
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I love the subject. I took my first Psychology class last year and it was a complete blast. Neuroscience and psychodynamic theories fascinate me to no end. Fun stuff.
Posted 9/12/14

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What do you think about psychology?

I, personally, love it. It's so fascinating, which is why I'm majoring in it in college. Whether I'll go to med school and become a Psychiatrist doctor with an MD, or just go for regular college for just as long and become a Psychologist doctor with a PH.D, I'm not sure....but I'm definitely loving it.

So....opinions?


Have you considered neuroscience?
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compress wrote:

Have you considered neuroscience?


Can't say I have.
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I almost considered taking it at school, then I found out a lot of the kids said the teacher was shit and made the lessons boring so I think I dodged a bullet. The concept sounds interesting, but I can't say I'd ever have seen me doing anything with it, had I taken it and passed.
Posted 9/12/14

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I almost considered taking it at school, then I found out a lot of the kids said the teacher was shit and made the lessons boring so I think I dodged a bullet. The concept sounds interesting, but I can't say I'd ever have seen me doing anything with it, had I taken it and passed.


Are you referring to A-Level Psychology?
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

I almost considered taking it at school, then I found out a lot of the kids said the teacher was shit and made the lessons boring so I think I dodged a bullet. The concept sounds interesting, but I can't say I'd ever have seen me doing anything with it, had I taken it and passed.


Are you referring to A-Level Psychology?


I am, yes.
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I got an A in psychology. It's at least partially a farce for two reasons.

The first is that modern psychology externalizes everything, reducing reasoning to mostly external stimuli with pure reactionary choices. "You're this way BECAUSE of this other thing that happened to you." I saw very, VERY little proactive choice and reasoning in my time studying it. I understand why it's their core, because it could very well be our basic programming - but that's only basic, and it's not the only programming nor the best there is.

The second reason is the reason I never became a therapist - like any big medical business, it's not a general practice to get people better - just to get them to keep coming back. I fundamentally disagree with this in every way. If I gave therapy to a patient, after a certain point I fully expect not to see them anymore. That's the whole point. Not pills, not years of sessions. Teach them the methods to solve their own problems, which is surprisingly not very hard, just a constantly overlooked subject.

Do I think people should stop being psychologists? Of course not. But it doesn't have all the answers, and to think it isn't a large business model like any other is foolish. People hold it up as the science of the mind and become arrogant, but it's still in its infancy and it's not the most advanced I've seen.
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Going to my last year, graduating soon
Posted 9/12/14 , edited 9/12/14

BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:



I am, yes.


Well, I'm probably about to state the obvious here but I think going for whatever interests you is usually the best option, regardless of the quality of teaching. But then again, A-Level Psychology isn't essential for studying Psychology at degree level. So I guess you're not missing much even if you decided to pursue it in further education.
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