What It's Like Being a Psychology Student
Start writing a post
Student Life

What It's Like Being a Psychology Student

Psychology is not as simple as you may think it is.

What It's Like Being a Psychology Student
Google Images

I am sure most of you, if you are in college or have previously been in college, have been questioned about your major of study. If not, then you are one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoy being a psychology major student, so many people have questioned my major and its level of difficulty in the past. So, today I wanted to talk about what it is ACTUALLY like being an undergraduate psychology student since I can probably give you more accurate information than you get from other sources.

Fortunately enough for me, I started out in college as a psychology major and have stuck with it throughout, unlike most people. Of course, I went back and forth between majors before actually selecting one, but psychology seemed the most intriguing and appropriate for me and for occupational purposes.

Typically, when I tell people I am a psychology major student, they automatically assume that every class I take and everything related to the subject is so easy compared to other majors. Let me just tell you right now, that is actually very false. Sure, if you take general psychology then you may think that psychology is easy, but people don't realize that there is more involved than just the basics about the brain.

Psychology encompasses how people's brains work and how that ultimately affects their behaviors as a result. There are so many aspects to psychology, so when someone who knows nothing about the major tries to tell me that it is easy, it can be a little frustrating to deal with.

I have taken classes that focus on the research side of psychology, which involves doing extensive research and conducting studies to support hypotheses. Other classes have focused on the more clinical side of psychology, which encompasses mental illnesses and disorders. There is a wide range of subject areas that fall under the psychology perspective.

One of my favorites is when people assume that I can read their minds because I am a psychology major. That joke has been so overplayed, so don't expect a laugh from anyone who is a psychology student because it really isn't funny and I can guarantee someone has heard that a time or two.

So, the next time you encounter someone who is studying psychology in college, you may want to rethink your ideas before making any comments. Every major in college has its difficulties, regardless if you agree or not. Just because someone might major in art or photography does not mean it is not as difficult as someone majoring in biology or engineering.

Psychology, itself, is very interesting and a subject that I am glad I decided to pursue, but it is not any easier than any other undergraduate major that is out there. Hard work and dedication are always required, and it pays off in the end.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Black Friday: Explained

Time to question this unofficial corporate holiday.

Flickr/John Henderson

On a personal level, Black Friday has always confused me. Everyone just ate a ton and spent all day with their families—why would we want to go out and vigorously shop, fighting crowds? I totally see why other people want to go do it, but I’ve never quite understood the concept myself. While I’ve been Black Friday shopping once or twice, I don’t get that excited about it unless it’s an opportunity to spend time with family or friends. Don’t get me wrong; I am the queen of bargains. Still, I never seem to have the energy to go out into the jungle of shoppers early the day after Thanksgiving, or even immediately after Thanksgiving dinner. Many people, though—including my loved ones—are enthusiastic about Black Friday shopping, and it seems most other Americans are the same way. So, it’s worth looking at the reasons for this commercially-driven, unofficial American holiday.

Keep Reading... Show less

#OptOutside This Black Friday

I am opting to go outside this Black Friday, and I hope you do so as well.

Ross Woodhall

The day after Thanksgiving has always been regarded by many as the beginning of the Christmas season. While not a federal holiday, many people take off work, spend time at home with their families, and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. This Friday off turned into a prime opportunity to begin the never-ending chore of Christmas shopping. Soon it became one of the busiest shopping days a year, which companies capitalized on by bringing the best deals of the year to this day we know as Black Friday.

Keep Reading... Show less

7 Moments You Only Experience As A Night Owl

Cereal never seemed more appealing than at 10 pm.

7 Moments You Only Experience As A Night Owl

There is almost nothing more annoying in the world than waking up to the sound of an alarm. From the moment you get up until the time you get to bed, you are bombarded with responsibilities. You have to go to work and school, run errands, and do favors. But if you're a night owl then you have an advantage of getting a few more extra hours in the day. Here are seven perks to being a night owl:

Keep Reading... Show less

17 tasty foods to cook in an air fryer

Air fryers are becoming a staple in all health conscious households because of its delicious, yet grease free way of cooking your favorite dishes! We all love a good fried chicken dish, but this is a great alternative if you are eating mindfully.

There are plenty of places that sell air fryers such as Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.

Air Fryed Avocado Fries
Photo by: Tatum Oblonsky

Keep Reading... Show less
Wallpapers Pro

The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments