What courses best equip you to be a psychology?
To become a Clinical Psychologist, you will need a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. To obtain it, it is necessary to have an undergraduate degree (typically in Psychology), apply and be accepted into a graduate program (so you need decent grades), graduate school typically lasts 5-7 years, then dissertation and internship. After getting the Ph.D., there will also be licensing requirements which differ from state to state.
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This major often leads to the bachelor's degree.
Typical Major Courses
* Abnormal psychology
* Biological psychology
* Cognitive psychology
* Learning and memory
* Personality development
* Social psychology
If psychology interests you, you have something in common with the ancient Greek philosophers. They asked questions about the life of the mind: What is the relationship between mind and body? How can we tell if the world is really the way we think it is?
Today's psychologists study all sorts of fascinating questions, such as the following: Why is learning a language as an infant easier than as a teenager? What are the roots of violence? What is the best way to help someone with an eating disorder like anorexia?
Psychology majors study the way humans and animals act, feel, think, and learn.
What are some suggested colleges to attned or to consider?
Different colleges and universities emphasize different aspects of training, so make sure you ask questions about whether they emphasize research, practitioners, testing, or a combination.
A psychologist who designs and executes research studies will need different skills from one who focuses primarily on therapeutic work. Researchers need more math, design, and detail skills. Therapists need more interpersonal and diagnostic skills.
Is being self-employed or an employee of a business better?
This is a value judgment that you have to make for yourself.