Where are the psychology students who are into theoretical psychology?

<p>Okay, the psychology major is often notorious for the low intelligence rate/high slacker-rate of its students. As a result, I refrained from pursuing the psych major, even though psychology is one of my primary interests (I'd only pursue one if I were at Caltech or MIT, although maybe it might be okay at an ivy league too). </p>

<p>So at state schools, where are all the people who are into theoretical psychology? Do they form their own clubs or something? Or what? Where do I meet them?</p>

<p>Look into double majoring in psychology and philosophy/linguistics/etc.</p>

<p>Think about it this way - if you want to be a successful psychologist, you should understand the mind in various senses, not just what a streamlined curriculum titled "psychology major" tells you to. </p>

<p>This is why I think you should study, to get a good appreciation: a decent bit of psychology, a little sociology, a good bit of philosophy, a little logic, and possibly some linguistics.</p>

<p>So basically what pandem said, but make sure you expose yourself to a little more than just two subjects.</p>

<p>For heaven's sake, make sure you can appreciate logic.</p>

<p>Does your school offer cognitive science? If you have interdisciplinary interests, that might be more up your alley.</p>