Read this before you decide to study psychology. (Well read this even if you dont want to study psychology. For all you know, your child or grandchild might want to study psychology.)
1.No, you can't be a doctor and more importantly called a doctor. Psychiatry is not the same as Psychology.
(Unless you study a lot and get that Ph D or something like that to be called a doctor. Easier to become a politician and get a Hon.Degree.)
2.If you are a poor speller, this could be stressful for you. After writing Psychology everytime, you will have to wonder, now did I spell it right?
3.Friends and family will talk little to you, or be very wary of you. Some might close their eyes, while talking to you, thinking, that, would prevent you, from hypnotising them.
4.If you ever get anything you want, everyone would believe you got it because you manipulated everyone.
5.You will be easily labelled cunning, oversmart, bombastic, manipulative, creepy and cold hearted.
6.Everyone assumes, you use everything they say for research. So they will keep saying things, that they think, will be useful to your research.
7.Everyone would think, you are crazy and studying psychology to find a cure for yourself. (But, they wouldn't think you are visually challenged if you choose to become an ophthalmologist (hmmm, this too is not good for those bad in spelling))
8.People would call you a Psycho.
9.People don't want you to understand them, Understand this. And telling someone that they should consult a professional, they might be schizophrenic is not the same as telling someone, get your blood pressure checked or go for an ultrasound scan.
10.Everyone likes to think they are good at psychology and you better nod when they say, "now a fish doesnt need a degree to swim."
Well if you don't mind these, then wonderful! (uh are you an alien?) Here is excellent information if you want to become a psychologist (You would be amazed at the avenues).
Well unfortunately since I didn't think of this post earlier this year, I am a student of Psychology.
And I solemnly declare that I do not use my blogs or blog comments for my research or anything, remotely connected with Psychology.
And I am not a serial killer, trying to find out why I strangled 5343234 people.
And the 5343234 is just a random number not a secret number to hypnotise you.