Originally Posted by Craig.
I'm considering majoring in it. I'm just curious to know how you like it? Is it hard, is it interesting, lots of essay work or mostly just memorization, etc etc?
I love it. I really like the variety of it. Some of your classes are gonna be read the book then write the paper types of classes, usually those that are more clinically based (abnormal psych, child psych, social psych). But you also are gonna get more scientific courses (my school makes psych-stats a requirement, and you can also take cognitive and learning classes). You have a lot of different career options - either as a clinician or a researcher - and for me it's very gratifying because you're helping others. Some classes are easier than other (stats was a bitch this semester) but I don't think it's an unreasonably hard major. I'd just take into consideration that you're probably looking at a lot of additional schooling regardless of what you choose to do. At least that's how it is in America.
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