Becoming A Psychologist

Monday, March 29, 2010 Jo Hanniffy 4 Comments

If you are enjoying talk with people, listen to their problem, interesting to study human's behaviour and mind --- then Psychology is the right subject for you as Psychology is the specific field to study human's behaviour and mind scientifically.

There are many such as fields in psychology; however, to get the spesific field  you interest with --- first you need to get a bachelor degree in psychology. Some University might ask a qualification in psychology to a candidate. The qualification in here means, it can be such as a diploma psychology. Some university may not ask about this , however it's important to the candidate to understand the area of psychology before they take a psychology degree --- so prepare yourself  by studying the issue in the psychology area is indeed important to aknowledge that you understand the area psychology.
So what do you need to become a psychologist?

Undergraduate In Psychology

Normally you need 3 years to get undergraduate in psychology. You learn the primary of pyschology subjects for the 3 years in your undergraduate course. The primary subject are included such as modules below:

  • Personality an dindividual differences
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Biological basis of behaviour
  • Developmental and lifespan Psychology
  • Research Design
During your undergraduate course --- it is important to build up your skills such as writing essays, thinking critically, design and carry out research, understand numbers, etc; and these skills are required for all. 

There are many important points apart of already mentioned above; such as keep your grade high in your first undergraduate is so so important; because your high grade will be required if you want to take course further.  

A bachelor degree in Psychology is valuable to start your career in Psychology. The best thing to use your bachelor degree is by associate in an intership. 

Post Graduate In Psychology

Postgraduate is the next step if you want to develop your career as psychologist. Here are some suggestion of the spesific areas in Psychology you may interest:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuro Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Sport Psychology
Remember, to get start your career in Psychology --- you need keep your grade high from the very beginning of your first year in Psychology, is necessary; particulary if you want to take spesific areas of  the list above. 

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  1. Forensic Psychology..? Apaan tuh mbak..? Kok aku baru tahu ya...

  2. Forensic psycholoist itu untuk membantu memberikan bukti2 di pengadilan Mbak ren.

  3. I like it. Six years as an experiential learning instructor, gave me a wide range of psychologist stuff, wonderful...
    Well, i love your new site template, simply yet beauty...

  4. dulu pengen jadi psikolog juga karena sering baca konsultasi rienny hassan di majalah nova, tapi nggak ada jurusan itu dikampungku, eh..skrng kok malah jadi tukang ngeluh.. hehehehe


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