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In its short century, psychology has penetrated the ordinary world. A close friend may be an “introvert” with a “crowded out complex” that needs to be “completed gestalt”. Many people believe that they can take a course in understanding psychology by watching reality shows on television and buying up the latest editions of self-help books that compare every human emotion with a garden vegetable. In order to cast aside this old-fashioned belief, you need to know the real facts about how you can become a psychologist in a 21st-century society.

Stage 1. Gaining skills and experience at school

Today, psychology is one of the most popular subjects in higher education. No one is aware of fierce competition, so many potential students are screened out at the first stage with excellent marks in English literature, research on advertising media and arts and crafts. For the future psychologist, biology is an obligatory subject, and it will not be superfluous to study at least one exact science, chemistry or physics - what dare. You, of course, can say that knowledge of the law of the ideal Boyle gas is less useful in psychology than understanding the depths of the human soul in the works of Shakespeare.

But this is not discussed. It is important to prove that psychology is a science.

Stage 2. Graduation

Obtaining a diploma is a necessary condition for the right to engage in medical psychological activities, but most likely the least labor-intensive process if you are already accepted to an educational institution. While most courses are based on various branches of science, only the most prominent educational institutions, such as Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol (yes!), Insist that their diplomas indicate the study of a course in experimental psychology. Many courses cover various areas, including social, age-related psychology and some of the rarities, such as psychoanalysis.

Students usually spend their first year at the university portraying guinea pigs for experiments by older students and studying all the psychology that could be learned at school if the teachers did not find this subject unnecessary and exclude it from the curriculum. The last year is usually dedicated to writing a research project. Some fall into shock when they learn that it can help advance science. There is usually no trace of this discovery after three weeks of work as a seller after receiving a diploma.

Stage 3. Choosing a Specialization

After three years of alcohol abuse and running after the opposite sex, many former students of the Faculty of Psychology are horrified to realize that the time has come to seriously look for work.
And here two ways are possible - a practitioner or a scientist, or a combination of both.

The path of the scientist begins with a PhD degree (which, to the disappointment of the psychologist, stands for Doctor of Philosophy). The life of a scientist-psychologist can be described as follows: he spends half of his time in student rest rooms, desperately convincing future psychologists to help him in his research, the other half spends at a computer, desperately convincing statistical programs to help with the results of the study.

In the life of a practical psychologist is much more diverse. The way of practice can be easily traced by the name of the profession of the “elder brother”: jurisprudence (forensic psychology), medicine (clinical psychology), business (psychology of employment) and pedagogy (pedagogical psychology). Where the similarities of directions end, small communities of psychologists belonging to each profession are formed. Usually they get paid much less. The most ideal situation - when the psychologist is driven by the strongest of the motives - awareness of their own significance for others.

You can demonstrate your knowledge in the profession, as if by chance mentioning a couple of rarely encountered areas. For beginners: there is sports psychology, environmental psychology and economic psychology. One area that needs to be created is motivational-gastronomic telepsychology (a scientific analysis of supposedly humorous culinary television shows).

Stage 4. Preparation for the profession

The process of preparing a professional psychologist is not for the faint of heart. Fierce competition, the most difficult situation - but no one moves. However, signs of rivalry are hidden under the appearance of what psychologists see as "socially acceptable human behavior." The ability to improve during preparation is similar to a tongue twister: studying the theory, applying it in practice, researching and, among other things, maintaining a “balance” in life. Having met a clinical psychologist, note his commitment to a university course. When you get acquainted with a pedagogical psychologist, congratulate him on the successful completion of retraining (they have to upgrade their skills, like teachers). And if you come across a forensic psychologist, do not waste time, call the World Wildlife Fund and register the find as belonging to an endangered species.
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