WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychology is the study of the mysteries of the human mind through methodical scientific research of human behaviour. Specialisms include behavioural psychology, cognitive psychology, organisational psychology and developmental psychology. Psychology degree can lead to a wide range of careers in consultancy, academia or treatment.

PSYCHOLOGY JOBS

This degree offers a plethora of job opportunities including a psychologist (educational, clinical, counselling, health, forensic) advice worker, psychotherapist, and mental health worker. 

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Happiness Diary

“Interview with a Self-Help Author - Narissa Phipps”

i-studentglobal spoke to first-time author and Loughborough University psychology graduate Narissa Phipps about her self-help book Happiness Diary, which is released worldwide on 28th September 2016. 1. What first inspired you to write a self-help book? I was working on my 2016 goals and had read … read more

Experimental Psychology in the UK

“Experimental Psychology in the UK”

Dr Fay Short started out her studies in Psychology as a BSc student at the University of Bangor. After completing a Masters and a PhD, she now lectures at Bangor's School of Psychology whilst researching body representation, teaching and learning, and counselling in high schools. Fay gives us a… read more

Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the UK

“Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the UK”

Dr Fay Short started out her studies in Psychology as a BSc student at the University of Bangor. After completing a Masters and a PhD, she now lectures at Bangor's School of Psychology whilst researching body representation, teaching and learning, and counselling in high schools. Fay gives us a… read more

A Career As a Neuropsychologist: Your Questions Answered

“A Career As a Neuropsychologist: Your Questions Answered”

Article originally published on Psychology Today. Republished by i-studentglobal with the author's permission.  Deciding upon a career is never simple, especially if it involves years of training before earning the first dollar. I often receive e-mails from students asking me questio… read more

Why Study Psychology in America?

“Why Study Psychology in America?”

Dr Rhett Diessner from Lewis-Clark State College tells i-studentglobal why students should consider studying Psychology in the USA. Why Study Psychology in America? One good reason to consider studying psychology in America is the choices it offers: there are more colleges offering Psychology … read more

Why Study Psychology in the UK? - Dr Ryan Scott

“Why Study Psychology in the UK? - Dr Ryan Scott”

As part of our ongoing series of articles about studying Psychology worldwide, we visited Dr Ryan Scott, Lecturer in Psychology at University of Sussex, to ask him about why the UK is a great place to study Psychology and what the UK (and Sussex) offers prospective students, international and domest… read more

So You Want to Be a Neuropsychologist? - Jenni Ogden

“So You Want to Be a Neuropsychologist? - Jenni Ogden”

A curious mind and a caring personality make a good clinical neuropsychologist. First Posted Nov 03, 2011 on Psychology Today - Original Link - Reposted with the author's permission I had never heard of neuropsychology when I began my Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Aucklan… read more

Why Study Psychology in New Zealand?

“Why Study Psychology in New Zealand?”

Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand! Land of Hobbits, and many, many sheep Just to give a bit of context (because social psychologists are all about the context), Aotearoa New Zealand has a population of about 4.5 million people, around the same as the Republic of Ireland. Just over two-thirds are Pāk… read more

Why Study Psychology in the UK?

“Why Study Psychology in the UK?”

i-studentglobal spoke to Dr Richard Joiner, a senior lecturer of psychology at the University of Bath, about why now is an exciting time to be studying psychology and why the UK is a great place to do so. Why study psychology at university? Psychology is one of the most interesting and challenging… read more

Clinical Psychology in Australia

“Clinical Psychology in Australia”

Why Study Clinical Psychology At University and Where Can It Lead You? Clinical Psychology is a very popular topic in Australian Universities, and many undergraduates start Psychology degrees thinking that they would like to become clinical psychologists. Of course, a Psychology degree from an Aust… read more

Why Study Psychology in Australia?

“Why Study Psychology in Australia?”

There are a number of good reasons to study Psychology in Australia. The first is that there is a uniformly high standard of research being done across most departments of Psychology in Australia. In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, 22 of the 27 assessed departments had resea… read more

Studying psychology in the UK

“Studying psychology in the UK”

Studying psychology in the UK will benefit you and the local students. Research has shown that learning in a multi-cultural environment can quite literally broaden your mind. Richard Crisp, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sheffield, has shown that multi-cultural experiences: … read more

Psychology and Neuroscience

“Psychology and Neuroscience”

What makes psychology and neuroscience an exciting combination for study? Psychology is a relatively young discipline which has made a dramatic contribution to society in the century since it was defined as a science. In this time, psychologists have developed theories about human behaviour that ha… read more

Why we buy: consumer psychology

“Why we buy: consumer psychology”

Dr James Intriligator at Bangor University examines some of the ways in which researchers in the relatively new field of consumer psychology are helping businesses better understand the people they are trying to sell to. To be successful in business, it doesn’t hurt to know a fair bit about how y… read more

There’s more to psychology than a career in therapy

“There’s more to psychology than a career in therapy”

When people think of studying psychology, the most common image that comes to mind is of a one-to-one therapy session involving a psychologist and an individual seeking some guidance or help. In the UK, professionals in those types of role are usually clinical and counselling psychologists. These a… read more

Becoming a psychologist in Australia

“Becoming a psychologist in Australia”

The popularity of psychology has fuelled the wide choice of courses on offer in Australia. Psychology is one of the most popular disciplines in the Australian higher education system, and is taught as a science with a strong evidence-based approach. Australia has been a very popular place for stude… read more

Applied psychology in the UK

“Applied psychology in the UK”

As Dr Karen Douglas explains, studying Applied Psychology in the UK could be the exciting start to a new career. Are you interested in applying cutting-edge research in psychology to areas such as clinical, health and forensic science? If so, a degree in applied psychology could be for you. The UK … read more

Computational linguistics in North America

“Computational linguistics in North America”

A brief guide provided by the North American Association for 
Computational Linguistics. Computational Linguistics (CL) is the study of human language from a computational perspective. We call languages spoken by humans 'natural' languages to distinguish them from computer programming languages. … read more

Study and practice psychology in Canada

“Study and practice psychology in Canada”

A guide to the opportunities presented by a psychology degree from the Canadian Psychological Association. The study of psychologyPsychology courses and majors are among the most popular undergraduate courses and are available at all Canadian universities. If you want some career direction or advic… read more