6 Incorrect Assumptions Everyone Has About Psychology Students
No, I’m not reading your mind right now.
1. You are a Board certified therapist.
For some reason, the second you reveal that you study Psychology, everyone seems to assume that you spend your days sitting in a chair with a pen and pad of paper while your client lays on a chaise lounge telling you how they feel. But honestly, I can’t even figure out how I’m feeling these days, never mind someone else.
2. And you’re constantly “analysing” everyone.
“Oh, you study Psychology? So are you, like, analysing me right now?” No. We literally just met. And we don’t do that anyway. Or at least, I don’t.
3. Not to mention reading everyone’s mind.
No. Just no.
4. Psychology is easy.
Trust me, it isn’t. You try memorising the multitude of areas in the brain and what they’re responsible for. Your amygdala will be feeling all the fear.
5. It’s all just writing about feelings.
Nooo. It turns out, there’s a LOT of maths involved in Psychology. If you’ve never heard of SPSS, look it up, you’ll love it.
6. And that we must all know exactly what we want to do in the future.
Because, obviously, all we want to be is clinical psychologists and therapists, right? Well, not really. There are many avenues we can travel as psychology graduates… but which one I want to go down I do not know.