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Was it you?0Nik2012-11-05 22:09:02
At a southern university, students in the psychology program were attending their first class on emotional extremes. "Just to establish some parameters," said the professor to the student from Arkansas, "what is the opposite of joy?" "Sadness," said the student. "And the opposite of depression?" he asked of the young lady from Oklahoma. "Elation," she said. "And you sir," he said to the young man from Texas, "what about the opposite of woe?" The Texan replied, "Sir, I believe that would be 'giddy up' ".[View Answers]
PhD in Psychology/ MA in Psychology?0suzy2012-11-05 21:18:02
I will be graduating with my BA in pschology pretty soon. I am a little confused about what my next step should be. Overall, I would like to become a clinical psychologist, but I do not understand the process of obtaing an MA and Phd. I have done alot of research on the overall education, but I am a little unclear. After I graduate with my BA, I would enter into a graduate program to obtain my Phd? But If I do that I will not be able to work in my field until I gradute in five years? If I get my MA in clinical psychology, I can work in my field in a shorter amount of time. I would like to at least work in my field in order to support myself. But if I do that I will still have to do another five years to get my Phd after getting my MA? So, should I just go to a doctorate program right away, or should I get my MA first? Please anwser all of the questions and give me your best advice. I would really appreciate it.[View Answers]
Do I have to do undergraduate research to get into USC psychology grad school?0Sonya2012-11-05 02:40:50
if someone's trying to get into USC clinical psychology phd program from CSU northridge(for example) does he/she have to do research during his undergraduate years?[View Answers]
Do you think it's better to get a msw and then go to the ph.d program in social psychology?0Nayam2012-11-05 02:35:23
or is it better to just go straight into the social psychology ph.d program? i don't know what to do. I like social work, but then i like social psychology research too. Should i apply to both programs and see which one i get into? does that mean i need to get 6 different recommendation letters? 3 for each program? i'm so lost. any response would help. thanks![View Answers]
Will forgetting my past help me to love and understand myself?0ass, donkey2012-11-05 02:26:49
I know this sounds difficult, but bear with me... A half a year ago, I was contemplating suicide, hated my life, and hated everything around me. I did not know where the hate stemmed from but I just thought it had something to do with how I was raised, how God treated me, or just plainly, that I wasn't wanted on this Earth. I grew to some pretty weird conclusion about why I hated myself, but no one could convince me otherwise, and I just didn't understand why I felt like there was no hope. Then, one day, I developed a technique. I could control how I felt about myself and the way I looked at life (which wasn't so horrible). I could talk to myself, convince myself that everything was OK, and focus on more rewarding goals like a career, friends, and love. I discovered that I wanted to be a filmmaker so I applied to a college in southern California called the Art Institute of California. There, day after day (for a whole month), I contacted my PR there (lol), Jose, who was constantly encouraging me to sell my house and get out there to start learning. (Yes I own a house at 21.) I said, "Sure!" I was so excited and thrilled that I started selling my possessions to pay for my expense out there (not realizing that where I was going to be living [Santa Monica] was one of the most expensive places) and started to plan on my retirement from IRS. I told all my friends, my family, even strangers, that I had finally discovered what it WAS that would make me happy, and that I could fulfill my goal by going to the extremes to meet them. I wanted to LIVE LIFE, which is what I've always been told (Through hardships, trial, and excitement!) I love movies, don't get me wrong, so I thought that's what I wanted to do. Study film. Well, one day, out of nowhere (After this entire wall of hope and optimism had been built around my positive thinking [I even spoke for a change, imagine that!]) I suddenly lost it. I had forgotten who I was, and where I was going. My interest in film dwindled, and I told Jose one day, who regarded me with such favor due to my enthusiasm everyday over the phone, that I no longer wanted to participate in his college (even after paying it!). He sounded bewildered, but I thought nothing of it. I said, "Whatever." And hung up. I could not believe what I was doing. I felt something so great and all of a sudden it was gone, trashed. I destroyed my own hopes and dreams. I had no idea what set off my emotional spark but soon after (to not put it so harshly) I started "feeling emotions". Not the good or bad kind, just sort of a relaxed, "I don't need to be here or there!" kind of feeling. It was soothing, relaxing, and calm. I felt serene. Before, I was a douche who made fun of people with my friends and had a great time partying with random strangers and going placed I'd never been and doing things I'd never done. I thought I WAS Living Life, my friend. Then, I stopped. I started feeling. I started doing what I had originally been programmed to do. I started hating life after awhile. Things became complicated when I fell into another relationship and I found myself going nowhere. I could not believe myself. How could I give up a career, a choice I obiviously loved, and something that took me 20 years to come up with, just dissappear overnight? It was just like that. Whim. Bam! Gone! I was clueless. I started seeking help for my condition. I thought, "There must be something 'wrong' with me. I convinced all my friends and family that this is what I wanted and they all believed and encouraged me." I was lost, I thought. I couldn't be the whole victim here, something had to have gone wrong. How did I lose my wall of optimism? So, I started looking around for therapists. I went to one the IRS offered. That didn't work... I started dating a guy (yes I am homosexual) who had his Bachelors in Psychology. I thought, why not give it a try? Might as well get sex and help at the same time. Well, it didn't work. I still fell into my vicious cycle. Why wasn't anything working for me? So... Then I turned to God, something I've never done. I started praying and asking him (after countless research topics on the subject) and found (that like most people) were ignored and dissapointed. I found myself lost. God wasn't there. The voice in the back of my head, was just my head talking, of course. I asked for any sign, anything. Just shine me the path I'm supposed to take so I can get out of this rut and start living my life. It didn't come. So, I started back at square one. My father. I began talking to him again, to see what piece of advise he could offer me. ****, I had gone through the books of what could be wrong with me, but I decided it was time to look for a solution. Why not cancel out the problem, with a solution. So, I asked my father, "Dad? How are you happy and I'm not?" He could not understand my logic. He told me, "Son, you are the master of your Universe. If there's som[View Answers]
Transfering a french psychology diploma (DESS) to the american university system?0Alena2012-11-05 02:04:24
Hi, I'm an American living in France in studying psychology. At the end of a 5 year program, I will have the license to practice as a psychologist in France. However, I would like to do a doctorat at an American university. Does anyone know where I can find information concerning how this type of transfer works?[View Answers]
Master's in Education - or in something else? ?0Elizabeth R.2012-11-05 01:48:50
In my state only a BA is required to teach, though there are significant financial incentives to obtain an MA. From what I've heard, there are many MA in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) programs available that cater directly to teachers, but they seem kind of like diploma mills that just help you jump through the hoops (but allow you to finish an MA on the weekends/evenings in two years). I'm also considering trying to get my masters in something more content oriented (I teach secondary social studies) - such as a more traditional masters program in social studies education which is from my local university or an online/distance MA in general psychology. The problem with these programs is that they are sometimes hard to schedule, cost a bit more, and may take me longer to complete. Any guidance or advice from your experiences would be helpful.[View Answers]
I don't know what to do with my life?0Lunn2012-11-05 01:41:27
I seriously don't know what to do with my life. I have been in college for three years and I start state this fall and don't know what to major in. I looked into nursing, too squeamish to do that, business seems SOO boring, I hate math and science with an ultimate passion so medicine is a no. I have always loved psychology and want to work with individuals who have eating disorders because I have had an eating disorder and want to help people with it. It's so much schooling though to become a clinical psychologist and my parents make too much for financial aid and I would need tons of science classes. I really want a job that has a starting pay of around 50,000-60,000. I've been looking into dental hygiene but its a lot of science classes and I wouldn't have a bachelors because its through a program. What should I do? I've been researching career options forever. Counselors weren't much help either.[View Answers]
How can I get free tuition and a stipend to return to school and study for a PhD in developmental psychology?0ZUBAIR2012-11-05 01:19:11
I am looking for information of PhD program in psychology in the San Francisco area. I have spoken to people who have been able to pursue their PhD degree for free, but have not spoken to anyone specifically within the field of psychology. If anyone has any helpful information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.[View Answers]
How man of these colleges will I get into??? Help!?0Danisha2012-11-05 01:07:18
So, now that all of my applications are in, I was wondering what people think my chances are at the schools I applied to. The schools I applied to are: 1.Amherst College 2.SUNY Binghamton 3.Boston University 4.Bucknell 5.Carnegie Mellon 6.Cornell 7.Duke 8.SUNY Geneseo 9.Johns Hopkins 10.Northeastern 11.RPI 12.SUNY Stony Brook 13.Tufts 14.WPI 15.Yale Yes I know, long list... Amherst and Yale were basically to please my insane dad who thinks I can get in anywhere, they're, as far as I'm concerned, huge huge reaches. My Stats: 92 GPA unweighted Rank in Class: 25 SAT scores: 2130 (750 critical reading, 690 on both math and writing) ACT: 33 composite (33 math and english, 35 reading, 30 science) Accelerated Classes: Honors- English 9H, English 10H, English 11H, Biology 9H, Chemistry 10H, Global History 9H AP- European History, U.S. History, Calculus BC, English Literature IB- Mathematics SL, Physics SL, Psychology SL, History of the Americas HL, Biology HL Extracurriculars: Soccer 9th and 10th grade, Newspaper Club Editor, part of the school peer mediator program (basically, the students in my grade picked a few people who they felt would best help solve conflicts, and I was one of them... we do annual clinics and occasionally have like counseling type things), uhh... thats about it in terms of clubs/sports Community Service: mostly through my church and some through my town's chamber of commerce, about 80 hours in total Work Experience: I've worked since freshman year, averaging 20-30 hrs a week depending on if it was summer of during school. I worked in a restaurant until summer of 2008, when it closed, then worked on a farm until it closed for the winter, usually 15-20 hrs a week. Recommendations: Of course I'm not really sure how they turned out, but from what I can surmise they were really good recommendations, from my math teacher (I had IB math with him last yr and now Calc) and an english teacher i had in 9th and 11th grade. My counselor doesnt seem to know anybody, but I take the most rigorous courses I can short of the IB diploma and she seems to like me, so I think I got a good recommendation from her as well. Application Essay: I put so many hours into this damn thing, and I think its pretty amazing, to be honest. So yeah, there's me in a nutshell. What are my chances at these schools? I've been applying primarily to engineering schools at each university. As of now, my #1 is Tufts. Thanks so much in advance!![View Answers]
How much time will a master's degree knock off of a doctoral degree?0Robert2012-11-05 01:07:05
i'm thinking of getting a masters degree in counseling psychology, and then moving on to a psy.d in pscyhology or a ph.d in counseling. my primary reason for this is that i can go 1 night/week for 2 years and get the masters (which won't interfere too much with my mom responsibilities) before jumping into a full-time doctoral program. is this a reasonable move, and would it knock off a little time from the ph.d or psy.d program? [View Answers]
I'm 15 and interested in psychology! (10th grade)?0Blak2012-11-05 00:08:13
i want a career in psychology. although i think i am a bit young to decided what specific area or field to go into in psychology..... i want to know if their are any programs, or anything around Washington, D.C. for 10th graders in psychology......... (i live two hours a way from their... in around salisbury, maryland... i can go to ocean city or fruit land... probably not farther than Washington, D.C.) not anything too hardcore, but i would like all suggestions i'm in high school (i'm in biology honors {can't take a.p. bio. till 11h grade}, and am taking philosophy next year, along with possibly a.p. government) P.S. i think i'm too young to do anything in psychology until i apply for college and i want to do something else (i volunteer at my local hospital/ i live in a "small" town) (i would prefer a winter internship!!!!!!!!!!) (i'm indian, don't celebrate christmas...)[View Answers]
Can I still get my masters in social work?0Tonto2012-11-05 00:01:28
I was a very good student for my first two years of college and then I got really sick. I didn't want to drop out so I continued with college. But because of this my grades suffered a lot. Is there any way I can get into a Masters program with a GPA of 2.40? I am a psychology major and would like to become a social worker.[View Answers]
Can I pursue a master's in environmental engineering with a undergraduate degree in psychology?0Kay Kay2012-11-04 23:36:10
I am a senior in college finishing up my last semester and now have a desire to switch professions to engineering, specifically environmental engineering. I am preparing to take my GRE also. Will a graduate program accept me with no background in engineering, in order to create one? Do any graduate schools have transitioning programs for non-engineering degree holders? Need some advice on what I should do. I have no extensive background in science being my major is psychology and social work minor, but am willing to make a switch and learn.[View Answers]
CA license to become clinical psychologist?0puppy012012-11-04 23:32:09
I was told from an academic advisor (from a school - I am not a student of this school) that in the state of CA, I will have to first get a masters in clinical psychology and THEN go toward a PhD. in Clinical psychology in order to have my own practice as a clinical psychologist. I went to the state board (CA) of Psychology and I can't find the information that I am seeking. I do NOT want to take the test for the MFT. I want to go directly to a PhD. I already looked at the state board website: http://www.psychboard.ca.gov/faq.shtml If you HAVE a CA state license and you OWN your own practice, do you know if it is TRUE that I must get a masters in psychology before starting a PhD program? I already have a masters degree (MBA). I really do not want to get another masters degree, but if I have to, I will. It will just add another 2 years to my journey for a total of 8 years. Thank you[View Answers]
Nursing career or Psych career?0nissa2012-11-04 23:26:18
I'm in a RN program and if I complete that I plan to get my masters to be a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. However, from being in this program I'm realizing that nursing doesn't focus as much on the actual diseases and conditions but just certain issues that come along with it like impaired skin integrity,pain, and constipation. Also during practice assessments I find myself wanting to focus more on the persons feelings instead of physical issues. Also I've been interested in psychology for quite a while and I would want to be a psychologist if I pursued the pyschology route. So i dunno what to do since both will require the same amount of school and they have similar salaries and can have their own practices. I know with both I can work in Psychology but do you think I should go for the nursing route or mainly focus on a masters in psych?[View Answers]
I'm having problems finding a teaching position. Any ideas?0Not putting it2012-11-04 23:26:11
I recently graduated college with a degree in psychology. I wanted to approach education with a knowledge of how children and teenager's minds work. How they best learn, etc. After graduating I attended an alternative certification program and am currently eligible for a probationary teaching certificate in the state of Texas for grades EC-8. I have electronically applied for hundreds school districts in the state of texas, focusing mostly on the Houston area. I have followed most of these applications up with phone calls, and where possible, face to face contact. But all this, and I haven't gotten to schedule an interview. It's mid-July now, and I'm getting a little concerned. So I was wondering... Do you guys have any ideas what else I might be able to do? If you are a teacher, how did you start out?[View Answers]
Accredited Online Psychology Schools, are they the way to go for a Bachelor's Degree?0Christopholees2012-11-04 23:25:26
I've been in and out of college for a few years, and I get stressed out and have anxiety problems being around a lot of people in a class room environment. When I was college, I always got decent and good grades, but just had some social anxiety. I'm going to a psychologist right now who is helping me. A couple of the programs in the medical field I have been in were to stressful, and I don't like the fact that I would have to operate on people. I'm interested in psychology and how our minds work and made an A in a general psychology course on campus, and thought it was interesting. My mom got a Bachelors degree in Psychology. But, no matter how hard I try to go to school, I don't have the drive and focus to sit during a class room with a bunch of people because I get so nervous, so that is why I thought about getting an online degree in psychology? I know psychology deals with face to face interactions, so most companies might look down upon an online degree, but I'm getting too old and need a degree, and would just rather do online course work. I like helping people out, and usually when your a psychologist sometimes your only helping out one person, and I'm better in small groups than attending a class with a bunch of students. All this anxiety, and add, having trouble focusing in a classroom setting makes it hard for me to even finish any programs. I'm pretty smart, just would rather learn in an online environment, so I need to know a couple of the best accredited online schools that offer the best online learning experience? Any information would be helpful, so I can spend a lot less time on site at a regular campus. Thanks. I've look at Argosy University's website, but don't know if they are accredited or not?[View Answers]
I'm so stressed out about my college major. I need advice?0Jilleon2012-11-04 23:25:13
I'm currently a Psychology major and a Women's Studies minor. Everyday I change what I want to do. I spend hours just looking at different graduate programs and taking career tests to see what I should do with my life. I love Psychology a lot and the classes are really interesting. I know I'm going to have to go to Graduate school and that's not a problem for me. I just don't know if I could deal with being a Psychologist or a therapist. I've looked into being a biology, anthropology and sociology major. I like to write, I like animals and I like learning about people. I just don't know how to fit all of that into a career. Should I change my major, or will the career come to me? Please give me advice![View Answers]
Is it possible to double major in Psychology and American Sign Language?0lentokazi2012-11-04 23:21:13
I have little to no experience with sign language and I am a senior in High School needing to send applications off. I heard the University in DC is a good college but I didn't know what I needed to do to become prepared or what colleges allow me to double major and have a accredited ASL program.[View Answers]

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