16 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Studied Psychology at University
If you studied Psychology at university, you’ll definitely understand the following things.
1. Everyone at your university seems to have chosen this degree as well.
“We both do Psychology?!”
2. People asking you if you can read their mind gets old very quickly.
“Yes, for my degree I have chosen to study telepathy. That’s 27 grand well spent…”
3. The same goes for being told that Psychology is a soft science.
“It’s all common sense. It’s not a real degree!” O ☺️ K ☺️
4. Realising your lecturers are probably psychoanalysing you at all times.
The only bad thing about being a psychology student is all of your teachers know when you're lying
— meliyonce (@ameliasamson) October 7, 2014
5. Statistics become the bane of your life.
“I don’t care if something is significant or not significant or has too much bias, just tell me about Pavlov’s dog again!”
6. Opening that beast of a book by Andy Field and trying to understand SPSS.
You’ll tear your hair out until your output happens to be the same as everyone else’s…
7. The variation on your course means you’ll love some things but absolutely detest others.
Which isn’t made any better by only getting the choice of modules in your third year.
8. Wishing people would stop telling you how hard it’ll be to find a job.
Unless you want to do clinical or become a councillor your career is pretty much doomed. Apparently.
9. The pain of reading 6-page long papers where everything could definitely have been said in 2.
“Can we speed this up, Piaget? I have a seminar in 20 minutes.”
10. Learning all manner of interesting psychological facts and theories that regularly blow your mind.
you know you're a psychology student when you look out the window and start thinking about depths cues for perception
— Clara Tucker (@cejtucker) February 21, 2016
11. Trying to work out how symmetrical your face is after studying the benefits of facial symmetry.
12. And finding yourself analysing people’s behaviour all the time.
13. As well as diagnosing yourself with every mental disorder that you learn about.
14. Having to remember a never-ending list of names and dates of studies for exams.
“Someone said something on a certain date…of which I’m not sure…”
15. Telling people you’re doing all kinds of cool psychological experiments when really you just need them to fill out a questionnaire for you.
16. And feeling overly emotional when you think about how complex that squishy organ in your head is.
There are 100 trillion neuronal connections in there 😱