What's the most uselful graduate degree in psychology?
I'm working on a degree in psychology, but don't necessarily want to be a clinical psychologist. I'm fascinated by cognitive, social, and political psychology. Are careers realistically available in these areas, and if so what degree would be necessary? #psychology #politics #consulting #social-psychology #forensic-psychology #cognitive-psychology #cognition
I, too, studied psychology in college and loved learning about cognitive and social psychology. I encourage you to network with your professors to learn about available internships to explore the different areas of psychology, social work and counseling. Internships are a great way to get your feet wet and start narrowing down the specifics of what you like and dislike. For example, I worked as a paraprofessional counselor in a summer treatment program for adolescents with Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and ADHD. Our focus was behavior modification and teaching the students general resources to help improve their school/home life. It was an amazing opportunity to learn about behavioral and learning disorders and I learned a lot about myself and what I wanted to do from that internship.
Some additional graduate degrees to research are a master of social work or a master in counseling, as well. All great options. Check out the links below to learn more!