Psychology

<p>Hello CCer's! I've developed a new found love for psychology. I'm in high school, and I'm wondering would I should do to feed this passion. Any ideas? I was thinking an internship with a college professor. Also, I want to take a ton of psychology classes at my local community college. Does anyone know of any summer programs for psychology? Should I take AP Bio if I am interested in psych.? My school doesn't offer AP Psych. :(
Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>Oh, also, has anybody out there started a psych. club at there school? If so, what do you in it? Thanks!</p>

<p>have you ever considered self studying ap psychology?</p>

<p>I don't know any programs about psychology sorry. But I do agree with microphakia976. Try to self-study and see how you do. Also there are tons of books about psychology. You should check your local library.</p>

<p>I'd highly recommend self-studying AP Psych. And if you're serious about it, get a good textbook and learn as much as you can. That's the first step.</p>

<p>I'm intensely interested in psychology and neuroscience as well. Do you like Sigmund Freud's works? He is dubbed the 'father of psychology' and is given a great deal of importance in the field. If you're interested in psychology/neuroscience, be sure to read his theories and books. Perhaps if you are intrigued by his work, then consider studying neuroscience further, which is greatly related to psychology.</p>

<p>^ Thank you Fat_Nerd. Yes, although I haven't read his work extensively, I am aware of his findings and their effects on the field. My other passion is history, and I was recently reading about how his findings actually undermined a lot of the ideas from the Enlightenment movement that took place during the early modern era. </p>

<p>And yes, I have considered self-studying the AP Psych exam. I think I going to do it. How hard could it be, especially considering how much I love the subject!</p>

<p>I used Barron's to self study and got a 4. Prepped for 3 months just reading.</p>

<p>Yes, I've heard Barron's is the way to go. Does anybody know of any good textbooks?</p>

<p>Meyer's is a good textbook, I use it for AP Psyc course at school</p>

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<p>I'm in AP Psych currently. I felt excited before taking psych because it appeared to be very interesting, but Bio is my true passion. I realized very early on that psych is all theoretical and not factual. It's like a faulty science. Basically every other science: Chemistry, Biology, Physics can be proven, whereas psych falls short. I'm sorry and don't mean to crush your dreams. I'm just saying. Plus it's a dead field in terms of jobs.</p>

<p>^The Journal</a> of Experimental Psychology, and about fifty others, beg to differ.</p>

<p>If you would like to know how psychological research is really performed, here</a> are a list of methods currently used in experimental psychology. Have fun.</p>

<p>I strongly dislike biology for some reasons. But psychology is currently my number 1 class right now. Planning on taking AP Pysch next year and maybe going for that 5.</p>

<p>Thank you all so much for the advice! I'm sorry you feel that way Haphazard. Your argument that psychology can't be proven is simply ignorant. It's hard to believe that you could hold that opinion having taken AP Psych.</p>

<p>Nah. That's just my opinion. I'm currently in it. It appears interesting, but much of it appears to be pure philosophy and a bit faulty to me. However, I like one thing about it, which is that psychologists credit genetics and a few things that can be proven in some of their works.</p>