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What will I learn from studying Psychology?
A psychology major will have a broadened sense of what types of human and animal behaviors are normal and abnormal. Psychology majors will understand the different theories and concepts related to the six major disciplines in psychology. He/she will learn to design and execute large research projects and experiments, as well as to organize the resulting data. The study of psychology will lead to a better understanding of relationships, individuals, different perspectives, values and experiences related to sexuality, gender, culture, race and ethnicity. It will also help one to understand how self concept, attitudes, values and behavior are influenced by the social and cultural contexts in which they occur.
What are some of the interests and values related to Psychology?
Scientific curiosity about the behavior of people and animals
Desire to prevent social problems by understanding why they exist
Sensitivity to individual differences and diversity of behavior
Desire to understand what motivates people to make decisions
Compassion/caring for the welfare of other people
What career fields are related to Psychology?
How can I learn more about Psychology?
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