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What's a good college to study psychology?0hello kitty2012-11-04 23:12:31
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada &I'm planning on staying here for at least another 3 to 4 years. I'm a junior in high school who plans on going to CSN to take care of the core credits or whatever my counselor called them. My original plan was to graduate early, but I'm choosing to stay behind to raise my overall GPA (due to me not taking school seriously during my freshman year :/). I don't have enough money to go straight to a university so I'm sticking to community college until I save up. My question is, which college should I be saving up for? The farthest I'm willing/able to move is California. I was thinking about University of Phoenix, since they have a Las Vegas Campus, but I found out that only doctoral programs can be taken online. &that's no fun! At least for me anyways. UNLV seems a little tacky, but I heard it's good. I just want a few opinions. I really want to be a psychologist/psychiatrist/or a counselor (for high school students). I want to help kids with mental health problems, like depression and bi-polar teenagers or just teenagers in general. I would love to help a teenager the way my counselor at my recent school did. She went out of her way for me &it really touched me :) Sorry for all the detail &thanks for reading. I appreciate all POSITIVE responses :)[View Answers]
I'm a young college student..tell me, is this a "Good idea" or "Bad idea"?0stacie2012-11-04 22:35:47
I'm a young college student..tell me, is this a "Good idea" or "Bad idea"? I have one more year left as an undergraduate. I plan to go to graduate school in psychology to get my masters. At this university, I could actually become a professor while I get my Ph.D so I may or may not do that. I receive money for going to school so I save that up and by the next 4 years that should be about..."ALOT". Leave and find a job in the city my parents use to work in and become a professor at one of the biggest universities in our state (in that city) and also work in the hospital that is right across from the university as a psychologist while commuting from the paid off home my parents will be renovating this year with no costs other than water, gas for commuting, etc. With no rent payment, I'll continue to save up my money until I have enough to purchase my own home in flat out cash rather than signing a 30 year mortgage contract. By the end of the Ph.D program I should have an estimate of $91,000 (if I spent none of the money and saved that while working (money I'd live off of). then add that to however much I would get annually as a starter off professor and psychologist. I could save until I have the money I'd like to pay for a nice home and then some. What do you all think? This isn't legit. I'm a saver though and just thought this up...[View Answers]
How can i teach a group of alcohol and drug abusere to talk to their children about self respect and self este0Schrei2012-11-04 22:10:49
i am -counselor,in a drug resource treatment program. i want to teach the parents to know how to teach their children to have self respect ans self esteem, I am a student in psychology and I am doing my internship at this filcilty and i have to facilitateand the subject for next week is: How to teach our children about self erspect and self esteem[View Answers]
Should I complete a master's thesis or not?0candiie2012-11-04 21:57:46
I'm currently in a master's of science in mental health counseling program and plan to continue on to a doctoral program afterwards. I am trying to decide wether or not to spend the extra year completing a master's thesis, as it is not required. I have heard from some programs that having a thesis can cut your doctoral program by a year, but if the thesis takes an extra year, is it worth it? Also, I am trying to decide between counseling psychology and clinical psychology programs. I'm leaning more towards clinical as I am interested in working with individuals with eating disorders, but I am wondering if I can get hired at a hospital with a counseling psychology Ph.D? Any thoughts/comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.[View Answers]
Graduate School (Psychology)?0Breya2012-11-04 21:44:02
I decided a month ago that I want to go on for my Masters in Psychology (the type doesn't matter.) I have dealt with a lot of personal depression issues my entire time during college because I never knew exactly what I wanted to study or do with my life. Last semester, I decided to minor in psychology just to find out why I was always so unhappy. After working with a therapist and talking with my parents, I decided that I wanted to spend the rest of my life working on mental problems and issues with others. I am in my 9th semester of undergraduate study. I have a 2.0 gpa with a 2.25 average gpa in psych courses. I could've done better and should have. I could blame it on the fact that I was miserable for years and finally know what I want. But too late to make excuses. Does anyone know if there is a chance of me getting into a respectable graduate program without having to go a 6th year to major in psych and possibly be able to take graduate level courses? I know all the usual requirements that you need like GPA and GRE scores and experience, but has anyone been in the same type of situation (or know someone) who through hard work and effort, possibly made it into a graduate program like I want to? I am retaking a few classes to get my average psych gpa and overall gpa up next semester and want to apply for next fall grad school... thanks[View Answers]
Friend's chances of acceptance and scholarship at these schools?0CD2012-11-04 21:29:49
She's an incoming senior. She wants to get a scholarship to Virginia Tech, Purdue, or Embry Riddle for aerospace engineering. What are her chances? GPA: 3.85 SAT: 2080 Frosh: Honors Geometry, Honors Biology Soph: Honors Algebra II, Honors Chemistry Junior: Honors Pre-Calc, AP Physics B, AP Psychology Senior: AP Calculus, AP Chemistry (all others were colleges prep) ECs: School TV News Cast: 4 years Science Olympiad: 4 years Teen Outreach Program: 3 years Violin: 6 years She has good recommendations and a good essay. She plans to take two SAT II tests.[View Answers]
Clinical psych - master's degree for 2 years before PhD program?0Linda M.2012-11-04 21:22:13
My goal is to enter a PhD program for clinical psychology, but of course, admission is disgustingly competitive. As a backup, I am considering applying to a number of 2-year Master's degree programs in the field that will lead to an MA. My question is this: If I complete the Master's degree in the field then apply to a PhD program, will some courses be waived? I know it depends on the school, but generally speaking, is this a wise idea, or will it be a huge waste of money? Also, will it greatly improve my chances of snagging a spot in a PhD program? Furthermore, what if I apply to a different type of psych program for my MA - say school psychology or counseling psych - will this translate easily into a clinical psych program, or will it just look like I'm less decisive? HelpPleaseAndThankYou![View Answers]
Has anyone ever taken a comprehensive exam to receive their Master's at CSUN's Clinical Psychology program? If?0Eliz2012-11-04 21:13:19
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Will my doctoral application be ignored because of low GREs?0yokashi2012-11-04 21:00:56
I'm applying to the human-computer interaction institute at Carnegie Mellon, and both the psychology and computer science programs at University of Southern California. (Other schools as well, but I'm really hoping for one of these three programs.) My background is pretty competitive: psychology and computer science double majors, 3.88 gpa (4.0 in majors), 14 published papers at esteemed conferences, been on the organizing committee for academic conferences, huge amounts of computer science outreach, university and computer science honors programs, etc. The bad news: my GRE scores are pretty low (1190: 630 math, 560 verbal). I'm also from a meh state university. From looking at my CV and reading my statement of purpose, I think I have a good shot at being accepted into these institutions. Would any institution just disregard my application because of these low GRE scores without looking at it holistically? In all cases, my scores are above the stated minimum (1000) but below the 'recommended minimum' (1250).[View Answers]
Is it hard to switch programs in university?0db2012-11-04 20:46:48
My goal was to get a BA in psychology but my grades weren't high enough so instead i got accepted in sociology in Concordia University. I was wondering if it is possible to switch programs after my first year. Sociology doesn't seem that hard to me so i know i can get good grades but i just want to make sure if it is possible to change programs...[View Answers]
What is a better college to go to.Troy university or auburn university?0dory2012-11-04 20:37:44
i cant figure out what college is better to go to.I want to double major in biology and psychology and then go to medical school.what college is less partying and has good programs.i would also like a college that has a lot of stuff to do.thanks[View Answers]
HIV/AIDS in India. what can we expect this deepawli ?0govind2012-11-04 20:20:16
We are the guys working in national AIDS control programme of govt. of india from past many years, some from more than seven and a half years. We all are post-graduates in psychology or social work, the salary per month we are getting is very very less. Govt. dont consider us as our employees, work-load, client-load, administrative work, job expectation is rising by every passing day, there are only one counsellor in big hospital such as ram manohar lohia or aims or L.N.J.P. we don"t have any complain except our remuneration, we don"t have any objection for any exam by govt. to test our skills and knowledge. but can somebody please tell them we are facing real financial problems and difficulties in fulfiling needs of our respective families. when will govt. bother for us ? can somebody from media throw some light...[View Answers]
Question about 2nd associate's degree?0shahizah2012-11-04 20:06:30
I'm going to have my associate's in Biology soon (have to have those classes completed before being considered for RN program). While I'm waiting getting into the program (could take up to a year), I was considering getting my associate's in Psychology. Would the General Education requirements from the Biology degree count towards my psych degree or would I have to start all over? (I need three classes to complete my Bio. and already have 8 units in Psych, college requires 18 for a degree). When all courses are complete, I'll have 3 degrees(Bio, Psych and Nursing)[View Answers]
I need some help picking a college?0PatriciaQuinn2012-11-04 19:39:20
I want to eventually become an Occupational Therapist but before I can apply to a program I need a Bachelors Degree, so I was going to major in Human Development and minor in Psychology and I would like to attend college in an area near the beach. An area that is Suburban, but is close to the city and beach. Just a nice driving distance. I would like the college to not be to big, but not to small. If that makes sense...thanks for your help! Collegefinder and collegesearch have not been helping me much..[View Answers]
Will I get into Physical Therapy School?0Gail2012-11-04 19:20:43
I have 3.5 GPA and above average GRE test schools, around 140 clinical hours and by next year I will have my bachelors from UNCW in Exercise Science. However I have a C in my Chem 101 course and a C in my developmental psychology course, both of which are likely to be reviewed. ( I took both my freshman year of college) Am I likely to get into the Physical Therapy Programs at ECU or UNC Chapel Hill? I tend to over worry about these things.[View Answers]
How do you cope with being open-minded and living in the ghetto?0Robret2012-11-04 19:18:24
I was born in Latin America, and I moved to the states like 5 years ago. I'm getting my citizenship soon. My family back in Latin America is lower class. My mother went to college and she used to work as a secretary for a private institution. Even though I was poor I grew up with what some people call "middle-class values". Like you don't spend money that you don't have, independence was always very important, having manners, understanding that wearing expensive sneakers won't fool anyone about my economical background, etc. I'm not saying only middle-class people behave this way, I'm just saying that's usually the label people use. I also grew up listening to Rock, blues and other types of music, saved money and bought my own electric guitar, learned about philosophy while going to school, etc. What I mean to say is that I grew up with an open mind about things. But then we were lucky enough that we moved to the United States, and I was really happy about it. The only problem is what happens to a lot of Latin Americans that moved here from their countries. You end up living in the ghetto. Don't get me wrong, I was living in a poor neighborhood back there, but I had friends in those neighborhoods who were educated, people that were more like me. It's been so hard after I moved here. So many people in the ghetto behave like animals, everybody seems to idolize rappers, and so many people waste their money on stupid shoes and clothing that are so expensive it just doesn't make sense. I had a girlfriend once, but that didn't go too well. She was a nice person, but she would spend all this money on sneakers, plus the fact that a lot of people act in a very rude way, which apparently they don't perceive a being rude. I read a lot about sociology, and psychology, so I understand a lot about American culture. I don't feel like I'm better than the people that were born where I live now, I understand they're just people who have a hard life. And I have no problem with "interracial" relationships, I actually feel sorry for them and wish there was something I could do to stop them from being so ignorant about so many things. But the fact that I feel that way doesn't help me when it comes to make friends or find a girlfriend. I mean, I've been called "******" more than once because I don't wear baggy pants like they do. American culture is so black and white. When I go to free dating websites I usually get matched with white girls, which would be fine by me, but it's such a big deal here. Plus women usually date up, so once you tell them you live in the ghetto that's the end of it. I met Asian girls that I like too, but for some reason they usually go only for the white or the Asian guy only. A have seen a few black and latino girls that I actually liked but then there's always one or two kids and some crazy baby daddy that just got out of prison of something like that. I like America, but I hate the ghetto. I went on vacation last summer, back to my country, and I hooked up with a couple European girls, and my friend moved to Germany thru a program and he has an European girlfriend. Some times I wonder how come some Americans still see themselves as having a freer society than so many countries in Europe. I don't see how I can be offending anybody. My question was deleted before. I'm just asking if there's anybody that's been in a similar situation and how they've managed to turn it into a learning experience. If possible at all.[View Answers]
Can I get into these colleges?0Maurice D2012-11-04 19:01:22
I've taken atleast four honors/ap's every year of highschool my gpa is 3.4 unweighted, 3.6 weighted i got a 28 on the act i did a science fair freshman year i was on the tennis team soph. and senior year i was in chemistry club junior and senior year i volutneered at the animal shelter twice a week during junior year and the summer and i also went to a summer for the gifted program last july i have also had poems published i want to major in psychology do i have a chance of getting into... michigan state university university of british columbia boston university ithaca college central michigan university[View Answers]
University of Washington or University of Puget Sound?0Onlin Bus2012-11-04 18:48:05
I'm currently in community college in Washington and would like to transfer to either U of Washington or U of Puget Sound. I am a psychology major, and looking at getting a second major in either business or political science. Which school is better for my degree programs? Also I want a diverse campus with professors who care about teaching. I'm also gay, so I would prefer a school with an accepting environment and a strong community of lgbt students. I understand that being a transfer student and missing out on my first years, it will be really hard for me to fit in. Which school will be easier for me to adjust to? Which school do you think is best for me? Thank you! Also, do you think I have completely ruined this part of my life by attending community college first? I have been really depressed seeing all my friends go off to school, making new friends, etc. I mean, I'm used to living alone so that part of it isn't a big deal to me. Is this "college experience" everyone talks about basically alcohol, partying, drugs, and sex? Because if that's all I'm missing out on, then I don't care haha. I am disappointed I'm missing out on bonding with classmates though :( Thanks! :)[View Answers]
Question about degrees? (can i do this?)?0chalsey2012-11-04 18:42:39
hey! :) so my plan right now is to go for an undergraduate psychology degree but take the required courses to get into a graduate architecture program afterward. does it make sense to do this or should architecture be my focus right from the start? (it seemed to me that architecture programs didn't really develop until students got to the graduate programs, anyway, but i could be wrong) thanks a million to anyone who answers![View Answers]
I need help designing a gifted/talented or "extended learning"-type curriculum?0prateek nayak2012-11-04 18:14:52
I teach social studies at a bilingual junior high school in Mexico. The three hours of world history I had with my ninth-graders will be eliminated in a years' time, and I am looking for a way to recover my contact with at least a portion of that grade level by creating some sort of (as-yet-undefined) GT-type course to be taught after school. I'd like it to have a very strong HUMANITIES focus (not the traditional math/science), with a special preference for what is taught in American schools, including literature, history, Am. popular music, psychology, sociology, economics, etc. I have been brainstorming topics and ways to structure the program, but what I need now is CONTENT; I barely remember my GT days, but what I do remember is that the units were not well-planned. Any online resources that give specific content ideas for GT-type programs (not just general guidelines/philosophy/etc.) would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance![View Answers]

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