From the article: 10 Great Reasons to Earn a Psychology Degree
What motivated you to study psychology? Whether its a passion for understanding human behavior or a desire to help people overcome problems, share some of your top reasons to earn a psychology degree. As you describe your experience, consider some of the following questions:
- When did you first become interested in psychology?
- What do you plan to do with your psychology degree?
- Were there other subjects that also interested you?
- Knowing what you know now, would you choose to earn a psychology degree if you had it to do all over again?
An interest in the subject
- Honestly interesting to become psychology degree holder I so much in love with it. As a law enforcement agent I will like to read psychology for this criminal justice, childhood, advertisement, marketing and sale, etc. I so much in love with psychology, God bless psychology.
Recovering from evil mistress
- My husband had an affair with a woman who was an amateur psychologist and was convinced she understood us ALL and used her jargon to justify her actions. I am doing a PhD in psychology (I have a masters in something else) because I want to study the psychology of the other woman in affairs and escape from the feeling of being swamped by her. It will be helpful in my current career too.
- —Guest Analyst
- I enjoy helping others understand themselves and resolve their own problems through some guiding questions.
- —Guest Gustavo
Why I Study Psychology
- Studying psychology improves my health and understanding of what health entails.
- —Guest confidence ngwenya
Living the dream!
- I decided to become a psychologist in grade 8 and stuck to it ever since. I have just graduated and got an office already! I majored in working with little children who have problems and I find it so interesting on what goes on in not only their lives, but their heads. I love helping people and I love my job!
- —Guest penelope
A good way to..
- Psychology is an amazing course to graduate and then realize it is completely worthless. Nobody gives a d*** and you will be starving to death. Unless you take another course.
- —Guest jayme pn
- Like everyone else, in my early years of college I wanted to "help people." But I discovered that it is not easy, even when we know exactly how to help. As my professor said: "In psychology maybe we do not have a cure for something, so sometimes we can just try do our best in order to "improve" the patient's life."
- —Guest Tâmaro C. Mendes - Brazil
A Love for Psychology
- I love helping out people with big problems which they can't solve for themselves. It's what I enjoy doing all the time to listen to one's problem and then find an appropriate solution for it.
- —Guest zizipho
- In this unfair life, wisdom, compassion, and understanding is very important.
- —Guest Samuel F.
Psychology is like a calling
- Most of the people that I'm close to are people with psychological or emotional problems. I felt responsible in helping them to overcome their problem. Psychology also helped me in modifying my personality. It helped me to see solutions rather than entertaining problems. God bless psychology!
- —Guest shirley monyela
It's my passion
- Studying psychology was like a dream come true for me. I always wanted something relating to my personality, contributing and helping others with my passion. It started when I was in grade 9.
- —Guest Zanele
- I received my BS in psychology and then found out that in most states the degree meant next to nothing. I wanted to be a clinician, a counselor....but my degree wouldn't get me a license. I needed a social work degree (masters) to do what I wanted. I am now a grad student in Idaho and looking forward to graduating with an MSW next spring and taking my state licensing exam so I can be a therapist.
- —Guest Denise
Doing great, feeling better, reading em.
- I had a very huge problem, then back thru childhood. So, I prayed and prayed although I just had it myself. I told myself, once I passed through this 'I will be okay'. definitely, it happened now. And after that I heard about Psychology and of course it's the only thing I was interested about so I took it. And my problems were discussed there. It was a great help. Feeling better, doing fine, plus being able to understand others as well.
- —Guest the world around thee
- I am in Australia studying law and psychology. I have done a couple of years of psychology alone but felt that applying what I have learned to society through the law system would be a practical application of my particular understanding of the world. It is exciting and hopefully will improve my chances of impressing potential employers. Do psychology, but remember PRAXIS!
- —Guest William
I love working with people
- At first I wanted to be a social worker, but when I was introduced to psychology I developed so much love for this course. I love seeing other people being happy especially when I contributed to their happiness. Solving other people's problems makes me feel even better which is why I am majoring in psychology.
- —Guest maletsatsi
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