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I Am a Psychology Major

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    Uncertain Psych Major

     I love being a pysch major but I am so scared of not being able to get a job after I graduate. I tell people that I have a plan but the truth is that I'm scared shitless as to what's going to happen after graduation. I do plan on going to grad school but It is so expensive...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    A Way of Life

    I decided to be a psychology major because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. As I finished out my first two semesters of college I also added on an International Relations degree and a minor in law, this added about 3 more years to my supposed 4 year program, meaning I would be...
    Missy0607 Missy0607 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2008

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    Yep! That I am. Might

    as well take the the thing I love and make it profitable! I have always loved getting the mind of others. I also have always had ppl come to me with their problems. I remember being 11 an 12 yrs old and adults coming to me to spill their problems on me. Yes u read that right...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Jan 8

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    I'm 1125/2000 words through my last assignment

    for this degree. Just the exam and (presuming I pass both) I finally have a bachelors.
    crystalballer27 crystalballer27 22-25, F Oct 2, 2014

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    Succesful Turnaround.

    In my second year as a Psychology Major (4th year in college) I gotta say I've come a long way from being a BME major. Originally I thought I wasn't going to graduate on time, but It turns out I just have 10 more credit hours until my degree!  While progress has been difficult...
    Lucien08 Lucien08 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    I Am Now

    You can disregard my last story about it being a goal.  I finally declared my major as psychology.  I wrote a huge story in this group about it a few days ago, but for some reason, when I hit the delete key, it took me back to the experience page, and I'd lost all my...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 18 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    I Love Social Cognitive Psychology, Neurology, And Psychology Of Personality

    My father has a PHD in psychology, and I recently recieved my Bachelor's from Colorado State University December of 2009. I like psychology because it can help people who are insecure, confused about them selves, or had some physical/mental trauma which altered them, discover...
    Panther23 Panther23 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    Last Year As A Psych Major

    I only have one year as a psych major then im hoping to get my ma in social work
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2012

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    I'm Interested In Neuropsychology

    I'm a freshman studying psychology and have become interested in neuropsychology. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it's like and what course I would need to take as an undergrad to get into a graduate program. Thanks!
    LillyAnneMarie LillyAnneMarie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    And I Really Like It

    I've been really interested in psychology since I was about 16 or 17, abnormal psychology especially. I wanted to become a psychologist but, honestly, I really don't want to be in school forever (I would want to get a Ph.D, not just a Master's degree). Plus, I'm not sure if being...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    Psych Confusion

    I am a senior undergraduate of Psychology. I get passing grades, but not the best grades. Im scared about going into Grad school, I have yet to look into them but I feel I wont know what I'm doing when it comes to the work. I was never one to just push myself over the top. Im...
    simeyer simeyer 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Finally Found What I Was Born To Do...

    I'm not officially a psych major yet, I'm still at my local community college. But one day I will get my masters in psychology, and then continue my schooling to become a psychiatrist. I was confused for SO long about what I wanted to do with my life. I never found any subject in...
    countingstars countingstars 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    The Future

    I never imagined that this major would have the ability to overlap with so many other areas of study. I have been able to explore my interest within the context of psychology and it seems to fit. I think that is important with a major: if it answers your questions in a...
    Rahjuurah Rahjuurah 18-21 1 Response Oct 21, 2008

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    This Is a Goal For Me

    I have to declare a major in a month or two.  I was thinking of majoring in computer science or web application development at the beginning of the semester, but I've become so intrigued by my personality theories class that I think I want to major in psychology now. I've...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2009

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    Being Screwed Up Drew Me To Psych

    I'm nearly finished a Bachelor of Arts with a double major, one being Psychology. I know a lot about psychology, it's been an interest of mine for a long time. I just get it. I'm a natural. But my grades unfortunately don't reflect that. I should get good grades because I'm a...
    ericofsweden ericofsweden 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    I Am a Psych Major??

    I am a third yr psych major.  I absolutely LOVE all my classes.  But I am also majoring in Business because I am so afraid that I will not be able to do anything with my degree once I graduate.  My business classes suck yet I have a feeling that is what I will...
    abard abard 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    Graduated In 2008 And Still Learning

    Got my undergrad last Dec and am now working on my Masters. I decided I didn't want to go in to Clinical and am doing Educational Psychology instead. I've been an educational advocate for about 15 years and I love it. Need the paper to back it up so I can progress...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Psychology means the world to me,

    especially abnormal psychology. I really want to help people someday, but I am getting so discouraged lately. I would love to meet others who are psych majors; maybe we can help each other out? :)
    persephone100 persephone100 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    I am a Business minor

    as well so I can eventually own a private practice. That is my game plan for my academic future.
    Ursashock444 Ursashock444 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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    I'm majoring in psychology

    and I'm very interested in particularly Abnormal psychology. But I am also majoring is sociology. How do I find a job in the field of both psychology and sociology? Genuinely, I don't know where to even begin.
    migliorc migliorc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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    My upper level classes are really difficult,

    but if you're willing to reread things multiple times in order to comprehend them, a wonderful world is revealed
    ACFlem ACFlem 22-25, F Feb 12, 2014

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    kamei09 kamei09 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Undergraduate Psychology Major

    I'm a freshman at college and I'm majoring in psychology. I plan on taking classes that are more on the counseling psychology side instead of addiction studies and I'm going to go for my Master's degree. Since there aren't very many big schools in my state, I'm hoping to go to...
    domo93 domo93 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2012

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    I tried. As u may know I'm of African decent.

    I know about the condition of "minorities" or what ever. And I thought that I could use that to help my ppl. Free some minds. Even the when I date, smh. All it's done is stress me out. They actually dnt want me to help them. Even get offended by it! But, and no offense, I see...
    phenom0086 phenom0086 26-30, M Jan 16

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    The Best Medicine For Lovers - Psychology

    No! I'm not talking about romantic partners or physical intimacy. I'm talking about individuals that were given the ability to love the unloveable unconditionally and selflessly... These individuals are the true lovers of this world. What does this have to do with Psychology...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Introvert Psych Major

    I'm currently a fourth year psych undergrad student and I'm still doubting if psychology is the right path for me. I got into it because I'm interested in Jungian psychology, and as I look back when I was just a first year nursing student, I remember how I get really excited in...
    mangrobang mangrobang 18-21, M May 29, 2010

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    I Was a Pyschology Major!

    I graduated with a degree in Psychology.  I have been able to get decent paying jobs with this degree.  I think that just finishing a college degree is the biggest part of getting a decent paying job.  But if you really want to work in the field of...
    MySFGirl MySFGirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Psychology Is The Most Interesting Thing To Me.

    I first started off studying education because I wanted to become a teacher, or at least I thought I did. Once I started observing in the classroom I realized it wasn't for me. As I was obtaining my associates degree in education I was required to take psychology courses. That's...
    Hopeforchange13 Hopeforchange13 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    How I Became Lost Twin

    I lost my twin brother a year and a half ago, he lived his final weeks with me and my family. We found out he had cancer and he passed 7 1/2 weeks later.  I miss him so much that some days I hurt very badly. I am still on anti depressants, but am back in school to finish...
    losttwin losttwin 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Finally Declared

    I decided that I wanted to be a Psych major when I was in 11th grade. I'd wanted to be a guidance counselor for awhile, but wasn't sure what to major in then I did some research and realized how into Psychology I had been for a long time without knowing it, and made my...
    golddust2009 golddust2009 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    I Am Going To Pursue My Masters In Clinical Psychology

    Hello Friends, My name is Reshma. And I am from India. I completed my Bachelors in Psychology this year. And going to pursue my Masters in Clinical Psychology. I wish to work as a Research Associate in the field of Psychology. If anyone has any idea do tell me. Thanks, Reshma...
    shonaparra shonaparra 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Finally Chose A Major I Am Confident With.....

    I am a 34 yr old working full time married mother of 2 young daughters. The last thing I need is to go back to school, but I need to. I regret not going after high school. After searching through many different majors, I have finally chosen Psych. I love abnormal psych. I am...
    heatherhy01 heatherhy01 31-35, F 3 Responses May 14, 2010

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    I need help. This doesn't involve myself,

    but I'd like someone to vent with and could possibly diagnose a family member of mine. It scares me on what she's doing and I need help. Maybe just someone to tell me what they think is going on. Just something to lead me. Thank you, and please contact me if you can help.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    I find psychology to be fascinating . . . Specifically, personalities and personality disorders are what I find to be the most appealing. It is because I want to know more about...
    RainCoyote RainCoyote 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    One of the basic things I've learned in regards to psychology is that when you hug someone for at least 20 seconds, a chemical in your brain called oxytocin releases that causes...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm thinking of studying forensic psychology, is that anyone's field of interest? I was wandering how much people enjoy the course and whether it requires any particular skills...
    LettuceLily LettuceLily 16-17, F Feb 9

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    Why where you live means so much... For better or worse, the place where we grew up usually retains an iconic status. But while it's human nature to want to have a place to...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone. So, the drum major for my high school is graduating this year, and that means there will be try-outs for a new one sometime in June or so. The requirements to be the...
    JLester1700 JLester1700 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It just feels wrong somehow. I can't stand upbeat, "things are gonna be okay" type music, like "I Can See Clearly Now" (an example I managed to find despite, to my knowledge, not...
    consistentshift consistentshift 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed w/ bipolar depression in 2009,after 2 ,10 day hospital stays.Well i'm in a major downfall.I was stable for 5 yrs,now ,i'm so depressed ,it's hard to move.I can't...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 23 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nobody knows how broken I am, The smile I feign is such a sham. All day I pretend to be something I'm not, When really, that image is all I've got. Behind my measly grin are...
    1986shanet 1986shanet 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've been interested in the why and how of serial killers for a long time. I watch crime series and documentaries on the tv and I want to study criminology when I finish school!
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Although this is more on the neurology side, today I've learned that if you breathe out of your left nostril you're accessing the creative part of your brain, whereas if you...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Feb 14

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    I never read 50 shades of Grey. I saw the movie for Valentines. I asked my Dom if we could see it, and he agreed. We both agreed the movie was HORRIBLE! It was so wrong. Grey is...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    "I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17
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