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What is it like being a psychologist?

I want to be prepare for when I study psychology. I've always been interested in the human mind and how they function and why they function the way they do. I find it quite extraordinary. #psychology

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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Beth,
To add on to Jason's answer, if you're interested in how the human brain/mind works, neuropsychology might be a career of interest to you. As a clinical neuropsychologist, you would diagnose neurobehavioral or brain disorders for patients. You could also pursue research with a PhD if you're not interested in anything clinical. Hope this helps!
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Jason’s Answer

I am going to use a typical therapist line, and answer your question with a question: What do you want to do as a Psychologist?

This is a crucial answer as there are well over 100 different areas of psychology. Do you want to do research? Provide counseling? Be a business consultant? Work in a school? Military? Sports?

There are so many areas of specialty that it is so great you can figure this out or at least narrow it down based on your interests. Sounds like you like understanding the brain. If that is the case, you may want to look into cognitive neuroscience, biopsychology, cognitive psychology, or even psycho-pathology in general.

I am a blended mix in my current job where I provide reports and analysis using some statistics, but I also provide a clinical narrative the accompanies these data.

Think a lot about what interests you the most and maybe submit a more specific question or google around. You may find a very unique area to look into.

Best of luck and enjoy this very exciting adventure
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