Should I major in psychology?

Should I major in psychology? Is a psychology degree worth it? Is psychology useless? What can I do with a psychology degree? Can I get a job as a psychology major? I answer each of these questions and help you decide if majoring in psychology is right for you.

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Timestamps:
0:52 – Why I became a psychology major
2:57 – The problem with majoring in psychology
4:32 – What you get and don’t get out of a psychology major
10:09 – Advice for students who want to get advanced degrees in mental health or psychological science
11:04 – Advice for students who want to go into professional schools (e.g. medical school, dentistry, law school)
12:10 – Advice for people who want to go into a field related to psychology
12:59 – Advice for people who want to start a career after graduating from undergraduate college
15:28 – Book recommendation for psychology majors

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Learn more:
* Demystifying the psychology major: https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psn/2014/01/why-major
* Psi Chi’s best career advice for psychology majors: https://www.psichi.org/page/RES_CareerArticles#.Xj0KFROQGJ8
Preparing for Your Career With a Psychology Degree: https://www.psichi.org/page/162EyeWin12aShapiro#.Xj0LGhOQGJ9
Liberal Arts vs. STEM: The Right Degrees, The Wrong Debate: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2015/06/19/liberal-arts-vs-stem-the-right-degrees-the-wrong-debate/#7dfe6c747bbe
* Are There Too Many Psychology Majors? https://www.cogdop.org/page_attachments/0000/0199/FLA_White_Paper_for_cogop_posting.pdf
* Psychology is more popular than ever: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/11/trends-popular
* Mapping the backbone of science: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-005-0255-6
* Psychology is a hub science: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/psychology-is-a-hub-science
* American Psychological Association’s guidelines for the psychology major: https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/about/undergraduate-major
* Georgetown Center on education and the Workforce: College majors, unemployment, and earnings: https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/hard-times-2013/#full-report

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