Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Being a Psychology Major

It's time for a light-hearted look at being a psychology major. Yes, you can wind up with a real job. 

It's not for the faint-hearted, especially on the graduate level; nor is it a easy major. People misunderstand it. As a matter of fact, there is a shock for first-year psychology students when they find our what the total picture is about.

Please big it if some of the print is too small.

Likewise, psychological research is often misconstrued: (I have never used hypnosis, psychoanalysis, aversive shock treatment, or electroconvulsive therapy. Likewise, like most Millennials, I don't smoke.)

Be ready for a lot of statistics: analyses of variance, t-tests, chi- squares, and the like. Research psychologists love to crunch numbers. 

Still, there is sometimes some fun research that raises eyebrows. Here's one on playing footsie.

1 comment:

Bilbo said...

I get my shock treatments from Fox News.