(Closed) Any psychology majors?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@elizabeth2004: Hi I’m a psychology major. I have 2 semesters left then I”ll be getting my BA in psych. I decided to study pysch after taking psych 1010, it was a really interesting class and I realized I understood the material really easily and I loved it. not concentrating on anything in particular, but I like developmental psych the most.. not a huge fan of cognitive, I also love health psychology and social..

what about you? πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m not in college anymore, but I graduated 6 months ago with my Bachelors in Psychology. I was in a Humanistic program (there are very few left anymore) and I completely adored it!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not sure if I really count, but I WAS a psych major in college. I used to love to “people watch” with a friend in high school – I guess that’s kind of what helped me to choose the major πŸ™‚ I got my undergrad degree in psychology, and then I went to grad school for school psychology. I absolutely LOVE my field, though it’s definitely not easy. What will you be doing with your degree?

Big high five to all the other psych majors out there! πŸ˜›

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@elizabeth2004: Not really. Sort of? I am a caretaker for the elderly. So my classes definitely HELPED but it’s not exactly a degree-requiring job. I’m CPR certified too, which helped. In this economy it’s not the easiest to get a job with a “softer” degree (like psyc, soc, anth). I’ve got to go back to Grad School to get to the money but right now…I’m not ready for Grad School. I can’t decide exactly which track I want to go (school counseling? community counseling? school psychology? social work?)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was a Psyc major! I graduated in May 2010. I loved my classes, but after a year and a half assisting a professor with marital therapy, I decided it was too emotional for me to do as a career. 

Now I’m in law school, which the Psyc degree is surprising helpful for (due to the large amount of research and writing I did in undergrad). 

I have a lot of friends from college doing school psychology, one friend in grad school working toward a PhD (basically her research involves getting rats addicted to cocaine and then monitoring their brain activity to try to figure out ways to help people overcome addiction), and a few friends working for the govt (MHMR type stuff). 

I will say this… most of the people I was in school with added a second major or a minor before we graduated because it’s just SO hard to get a good job in Psyc (and psyc is a major that overlaps well with pretty much anything else in liberal arts), and most of us aren’t technically “using” our Psyc degrees… 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

i majored in psychology! then went on to do a masters in clinical child psych and am now working on my PhD, so hopefully next year i can call myself a child psychologist.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My Fiance graduated from a top university with a bachelors in psychology…the only job he could get out here was a behavioral therapist..so now hes in grad school getting his MFT. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I was a psychology major. I loved it and took a lot ofeducational psych courses. I’m now in Teacher’s College and have found that my psychologybackground has been so helpful!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I’m still a psychology major for the next 9 days! I don’t think I’m going to use my degree though- I still haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do after graduation other than wedding planning!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@elizabeth2004: I do work in the school system! I work in three elementary schools, and I do all of the testing for special education. I also work with teachers and parents on behavioral and academic interventions. 

Kudos to you for wanting to get into research! There are probably a ton of options out there for you. Psych is one of those fields where there’s so much we can do, but actually finding the jobs can be a little tricky..

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I graduated with a BA in Psych. I dabbled in Advertising for a while, and the Psych degree was actually surprisingly helpful in understanding how people mentally process ads. But, now I have a totally unrelated job.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was a Psych major. I concentrated in Neuro and graduated in 2010 with a minor in Health Sci too. I started studying for the opportunity to study the brain in a way that related to people without having to do med school. I LOVE my current postbac job (EEG and psychophys on anxiety patients) but hope to get accepted to grad school to work on the neuroscience of pain next year πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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