Psychology is a popular choice of degree to study, but there are some consequences of this decision. Not only will you encounter some pretty far-fetched generalisations, but by the end of it the word ‘SPSS’ will leave you a quivering wreck.
1. The exasperation that comes with your new found Psychic abilities
“Can you read my mind?” No.
2. Being sceptical of any statistic shown in the media
Immediately questioning the validity and sample size.
3. Wondering if you are now qualified to interpret dreams
There's no harm in trying...
4. If anyone investigated your search history you’d be screwed
5. Having so many career options it’s ridiculous
Being equipped with so many transferable skills makes the job hunt even trickier. Counselling, teaching, marketing, HR, you name it, you’ll probably be able to do it.
6. You LOVE serial killer documentaries
It's basically revision.
7. Trying to find participants for your dissertation
Is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Why are people so reluctant to give 10 minutes of their time?
8. When a tidy person claims to have OCD
Folding your clothes does not mean you have an anxiety disorder.
9. Over analysing someone’s behaviour
And consequently drawing conclusions about their childhood and relationship with their parents (it’s all Ainsworth’s fault).
10. When people question whether psychology is a ‘real science’
Oh yeah, what about all these bio modules? We know about action potentials too, you know.
11. Reading a 20-page research paper and only understanding 2 sentences
And praying you weren't the only one.
12. When SPSS triggers a quarter-life crisis
13. taking a personality test in a lecture
And being concerned by the results...
14. Writing an essay purely based on Abstracts
Who needs to read every research paper in full when there’s a handy summary on the first page?
15. The elation of getting a result of p <0.05
16. Compared to this monstrosity...p > 0.05
17. You’ve mastered reverse psychology techniques
Please do not buy me chocolate.
18. Feeling awkward in a lecture about Freud’s Psychosexual Phases of Development
Lol, anal phase.
19. Feeling sorry for Little Albert
Forget Pavlov’s dogs, this poor kid.
20. When your friends say something they claim not to have meant
21. When one participant skews your data
And there's nothing you can do about it.