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Psychology

Overview

The only major that grows when people are shrinking.

Description

Let's do some reverse psychology. YGOLOHCYSP. Ha. Get it?

But really, reverse psychology is when you tell someone to not do something, when you actually do want them to do it (and vice versa). If this method works, your subject will do the opposite of what you tell them, which is the opposite of what you didn't want them to do (wait, what?). So please don't keep reading if you want to learn more about the psychology major.

Hey, it worked.

Psychology comes from the Latin word psychologia, which literally translates to "study of the soul." Today, psychologists tend to bypass the soul and go straight to the brain. Much of the brain is still unexplored territory. That's right, folks. Neuroscientists and psychologists alike are still trying to find out all the ins and outs of mankind's most complex organ.

But hey, no one knows everything about everything. Psychology is still a pretty new field of study, anyway. As a psychology major, you'd study all the different schools of thought about thought. After college, a lot of graduates go onto graduate school to teach, do research, or become psychiatrists. So if you're curious about the brain and also like helping people, then right on (and read on).

Famous People who majored in Psychology

  • Natalie Portman
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Dr. Phil (McGraw)
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Jon Stewart
  • Rachel Dratch
  • Lil Wayne

Percentage of US students who major in Psychology:

2.56%

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