There is a belief among some people that those who can’t do, teach, and students who don’t know what to do, do psychology. It is also very common for some students to view the science of psychology as a solid plan B–a bona fide backup option if what they really want to do doesn’t pan out. A major reason for this perception is many people do not know what they can do with a psychology degree. Continue reading
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, explains how being mindful and curiously aware may help us break the behavioral spell of even the most addictive bad habits.
Despite the 21st century’s professed love for independence, originality, and individuality, the reality is very few people want to be different from the other members of their social groups. This phenomenon, whereby the majority of people in a particular social setting strive to be like everyone else in the group, is referred to as social conformity. Continue reading
Are there too many psychology majors these days? Is obtaining a psychology degree a practical goal for college students in the 21st century? Will I be able to find a job after earning a degree in psychology? These are the types of questions which many students brood over after entering university and developing an interest in human thinking and behavior. Continue reading