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“Sit down and tell me how it’s making you feel”: that’s what most people expect from psychologist and what everybody assumes a Psychology degree implies. But it goes way beyond this cliché.
Psychology is a subdiscipline of Social Sciences, where you focus on everything related to the human psyche and how it’s affected by society, culture, and the contemporary era. And don't even get me started of how the subconscious affects our behaviour!

Combining old doctrines with current events, you will understand the ways in which history tends to repeat itself, why that girl in you class is mad at you, and that, generally, people are quite predictable.

Psychology has a multitude of subfields, such as:

• Clinical Psychology
• Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology
• Counselling
• Developmental Psychology (name drop: Freud!)
• Educational Psychology
• Experimental Psychology
• Forensic Psychology

Whatever specialisations you wish to follow, remember: even if neurotics build castles in the sky and psychotics live in them, at the end, psychologists collect the rent."

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Suggested PhDs in Psychology

Ph. D. Health Psychology

According to the British Psychological Society, the goal of health psychology is to study scientifically the psychological processes of health, illness and health care. The Health Psychology programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  

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Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology from University of Nicosia are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession.

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Ph.D. Psychology

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can achieve the highest level of expertise in theories and best practices in psychology. This 100% online program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical knowledge. 

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Ph. D. Counselling Psychology

Gain integrated clinical training and extensive professional development through GCU’s DPsych Counselling Psychology – the only programme of its kind in Scotland. The Counselling Psychology programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  

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