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Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime.
Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings.
It is a developed branch of Philosophy that studies the human and animal behaviour.
Psychology field has a great scope nowadays. Due to the Fast and stressful life there has been a huge requirement of Psychologists in many spheres of life.
In order to get into field of Psychology one has to complete its HSC i.e 12th from any stream (Commerce,Arts or Science). On the successful completion of your 12th you have to take an admission for Bachelor of Arts course in Psychology. A BA- Psychology course is of 3 years while you are in last year of your Psychology course you have to select one of the subject that you wish to study. There are many subjects in which you can do your specialisation subjects like- Industrial Psychology,Clinical Psychology, Organisational Psychology,Child Psychology etc. You can select any subject as per your area of interest. While after completing your BA you can apply for Masters in Psychology i,e MA in your favourite subject in which you wish to gain your MA.
A Psychologist can work in many settings depending on the specialisation one has done.
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The first thing you need to do to pursue Psychology as a profession, is to reason out why you wish to do this course and what exactly are your plans. As you might be aware Psychology, is related to "Mental well-being" and guiding others to rediscover their own potentials with out being sympathetic but being compassionate towards them.
After 12th, preferably ARTS styream, since the basic of Psychology is learnt in the 11th & 12th.Here you could opt for a BA or B.Sc in Psychology.
Though both are 3 years Undergradaute programs, A BA will cover most of the humanities subjkects like Sociology, History, Political Science, Economics ( Depends on the college you prefer to study in), wheras a B.Sc would ionvolve, mostly linking Psychology to the Scientific area, so not only are you studying Psychology from just Mind perspective but stydying the mind too in terms of Physiology and Biology.Here you can choose choose, Psychology as your main subject, which is these days divided into 2 years, the 2nd and 3rd year, covering 3 subjects of psychology in each year, making you eligible to apply for an MA degree.Since MA requires a specilaiztion in psychology, at the gradaute level, meaning one must have studied 6 areas of Psychology namely, Child, Health and environment, Social, Abnormal, Statistics and OB.
A knowledge on the areas helps you select a Mastrs degree.
After your Gradaution, for practicing as a Psychologists, you need to pursue a Masters degree, a 2 years course. Here you have ample choices to choose from.Some of the specializations offered at the Masters ( MA) level includes:
If you pursue a B.Sc in Psychology. Apart from the above mentioned specialization, you can also opt for:
Though degree is important to practice as a Psychologists, but part from that one needs other supporting certificates to be functioning as a complete health professionalSome of the courses you can opt for includes: - Hypnosis - EMDR - NLP - Graphology
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