the main
about the project
Medicine news
Licensed books on medicine
<< Ahead Next >>

Why go to the specialty "Psychology"?

The competition for the psychological faculties of universities at a consistently high level for about a decade. This specialty became popular at the end of the 90s, when a lot of popular psychology literature appeared in our country, at first, mainly transferable.

Why go to psychologists? Consider options for motivation.

What attracts people in this specialty, I think, is understandable. Psychology, unlike other sciences, seems very, very exciting and interesting. You can often hear such an argument, "I want to understand people," "I want to learn how to influence people," "I want to understand myself better."

Popular psychological literature sometimes presents psychology as a peculiar set of secrets and techniques, the knowledge of which can make a person successful and happy. First-year students are often extremely disappointed. Courses "General Psychology" and "Physiology of Higher Nervous Activity" do not differ in special fascination, and most importantly - these are rather difficult disciplines.

Only at 4-5 courses practice-oriented subjects appear, more or less similar in content to popular literature: “Psychological Counseling”, “Family Psychology”, etc. However, even on these subjects it will not be possible to “go” on the exam on everyday experience.

Conclusion: psychology is a serious, meaningful science. So, if a person chooses this specialty in the hope of an easy and exciting study, he will always be disappointed, to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the particular university and teachers.

Another common motivation for entering a psycho school is the desire to understand yourself.

Often this motive is realized by the student after the fact. According to one simple feature: after graduating from a higher education institution and overcoming personal problems (not necessarily as a result of training), a person leaves to work in another specialty or receives a second higher education.
In general, the percentage of young people who graduated from the faculty of psychology and who work after it is not in their specialty is one of the highest among all the specialties.

Of course, some students enrolled on the basis of such motivation are afterwards already seriously interested in psychology as a future profession. But still, if a person realizes that this motive of choice for him is leading, it is advisable to choose a different path: for example, sign up for a long-term personal growth training, a psychotherapeutic group or an individual consultation with a psychologist. All these methods are much more effective when necessary to deal with yourself than training at the psychological faculty. At the same time, he will be able to see the work of a psychologist from the inside, which is also important when choosing a profession.

The next popular motive for choosing this specialty is formulated by applicants as “the desire to help people.” And the psychologist is in fact one of those professions that will make it possible to realize this motive. You just need to understand that in order to learn to provide psychological assistance in a professional manner, there is much to learn and a lot of work on yourself. After all, the main tool of the consulting psychologist, the psychotherapist is his own personality.

And you have to be prepared for the fact that studying at a university is not enough. Higher psychological education provides the necessary base, and in order to become a psychotherapist (namely, professionals who professionally provide psychological assistance are called) additional training will be required, rather serious and lengthy, ending with a certification procedure.

Moreover, if a person chooses this sphere of application of forces, he will have to learn during practice. Actually, this rule applies to all the so-called "helping specialists": doctors, social educators, defectologists, etc.
<< Ahead Next >>
= Go to tutorial content =

Why go to the specialty "Psychology"?

  1. Why does a military psychologist need knowledge of the history of psychology?
    The development needs of the modern Russian state and its armed forces put forward to the military psychologists specific - pragmatic tasks, the solution of which requires high competence in a fairly specialized field of knowledge. In this regard, many representatives of military psychological science and practice have ideas and beliefs in the so-called
  2. Who needs practical psychology and why?
    The activation of practical psychological work in our country began in the 80s. In just ten years, the number of practical psychologists has significantly increased, psychological services, psychological counseling have begun to appear everywhere, and psychological training has become very popular. However, this process proceeded most often spontaneously (Radzikhovsky, 1987). Social order for
  3. Crib. Program questions on the discipline "Military Psychology" in the specialty "Psychology", 2012
    The history of the origin and development of psychological knowledge of military psychology. Periodization of the history of military psychology. The object, subject and main tasks of military psychology. Methodological principles of military history about the nature and role of mental development. Features of the structure of the nervous system and its impact on the life and activities of military personnel. The concept of mental cognitive processes in
  4. Why do we lose weight?
    On the hidden and obvious motives for losing weight Usually a person accepts something only when he realizes or feels that he needs it for some reason. This “why?” In psychology is called motive. Speaking about the practice of losing weight, we could formulate our question as follows: why does a person want to lose weight, what is his motive? And the second question is how you want to lose weight, so that this desire
  5. Programs for entering psychological faculties
    In accordance with clause 12 of the Procedure for Admission to Higher Education Institutions, all entrance examinations are conducted according to the programs corresponding to the curricula of the secondary school. Now there are no uniform approved programs for applicants - all universities independently develop entrance examination programs. In some universities, when admitting to psychological faculties other than Russian
  6. Motivation of citizens entering military service under the contract
    People are constantly involved in a variety of activities and exercise this or that behavior. Human behavior can be described from different angles. In procedural terms, any behavioral act has a beginning, a course and a completion. It can also be characterized in terms of intensity and direction. The study of motivation is an analysis of the causes and factors that initiate and
  7. Non-absorbable substances ingested orally
    Receipt of nonabsorbable substances leads to a special type of secretory (osmotic) diarrhea. Substances such as magnesia suspension are easily identified as the cause of osmotic diarrhea. But in this respect, the effects of other drugs, such as magnesium-containing antacids (for example, maalox, milant), are not well understood. Another possible cause of diarrhea may be sorbitol contained
  8. Why do we lose weight?
    When a woman gets married, it does not mean that the work on herself is over. Dear girls, she has just begun! After all, there are many interesting things ahead of you: pregnancy, childbirth, feeding a child and, quite likely, cooling relations with a spouse. So, let's talk about what pushes us every day to get up on the scales, get upset because of each new kilogram and despair because of the extra
  9. Why do we need dietary fiber
    Along with fats, proteins and carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, our food contains the so-called non-digestible carbohydrate compounds, also called dietary fiber, or fiber. The bulk of fiber comes from plant foods. Fiber rich in bread, cereals, vegetables, fruits and berries. Its highest content is in wheat, rye and oat bran, where it reaches 40%.
  10. What to do if there is no solution
    In rare cases, when all the above methods of decision making do not help, you find yourself in the state of a pendulum, alternately leaning towards one or another choice. In this case, there is a subtle transition from the dyadic (two-variant) choice to the three-variant one. The decision is no longer “yes” or “no.” It now looks like this: 1. Yes. 2. No. 3
  11. Why did this happen?
    The end of any war stops any need to kill enemies. They are no longer “enemies”, but “partners” in post-war negotiations. It becomes necessary to move from a militant, military conception of reality, from dashing journalistic descriptions of bloody victories to a peacemaking, as they say, civilized worldview. To begin the process of “publicly forgetting” the nightmares of war (mutual
    Most likely, now you look like a person who sits in his usual box and begging for pennies to survive, unaware that the box is fraught with treasure that will not only ensure human survival, but also bring wealth that could not be imagined. in the wildest dreams. You are not alone. Millions of Americans, like millions of people around the world, do the same
  13. Why do you need a brain?
    At one time, the brain was not exactly compared with a telephone switchboard; in fact, it establishes the connection between thoughts, as well as between events and our reactions to these events. Even in this respect, the brain is much more complex than all our technical facilities. The number of possible connections in our brain is larger than it would be on the world wide web, even if each person had
    Mechanisms for controlling the amount of gas supplied to the lungs during inhalation can be divided into two groups. These are: 1. Ventilation with a volume control, when the respiratory volume is established directly, as in the ventilators built on the basis of respiratory fur, or as a function of inspiratory flow and time. 2. Pressure controlled ventilation providing control
  15. Violations of the qualitative composition of proteins from food
    Of the more than 80 naturally occurring amino acids, only 22 are found in food proteins. 12 of them can be synthesized in the body, 10 are irreplaceable - arginine, valine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, phenylalanine. The deficiency of any of them slows down growth, causes a negative nitrogenous balance associated with an enhanced breakdown of tissue proteins to extract the deficient
  16. P o S le S l o V i Why do dummies need gender?
    This book is not a textbook or a political manifesto, but it is written based on certain beliefs shared by all authors. These beliefs are that biological, psychological, social, religious, and any other differences between people should not lead to their inequality - including gender inequality. We are also convinced that every man
Medical portal "MedguideBook" © 2014-2016