Do You Enjoy Helping Others?
You'd make a great psychologist.
What is a Psychologist?
Why Are Psychologists so Important?
How Much Money Do Psychologists Make?
What are the Requirements to be a Psychologist?
You must complete college in a related major such as psycholody or counseling.
You must get licensed:
Virginia’s marriage and family psychologists are licensed by the Virginia Board of Counseling. Credentialing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or LMFT, is depending on earning a degree at the master’s level or higher, completing a post-graduate residency, and then passing a licensing exam.
Although there is just one level of licensure, graduates come under Board jurisdiction when they begin their residencies.
What Colleges Have Good Psychology Programs? What Should You Study While in College?
#1 - Stanford University
#2 - UCLA
#3 - Harvard University
#5 - University of Michigan - Ann Harbor
#6 - Yale University
Classes to take:
- 241 Developmental Psychology
- 243 Biopsychology
- 245 Survey of Abnormal Behavior
- 248 Cognitive Psychology
- 255 Theories of Personality
- 260 Social Psychology
- 265 Human Sexuality
- 268 Industrial/Organization Psychology*
- 270 Topics in Psychology
- 322 Psychopharmacology
- 357 Cross-Cultural Psychology
- 359 Psychology of Gender*
- 364 Stereotyping and Prejudice
- 367 Effective Parent-Child Relationships
Majors to consider:
- Social work
- Child psychology
- Marriage and family therapy
Degrees you should go for:
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Doctoral degree