Psychology and Career Choice

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Period 2 December 4, 2013 Pre-Calc Lam Career Choice: Psychology My future career choice is in psychology. I want to The definition of psychology is basically the study of human (and sometimes animal) behavior. The word itself means "the science of the soul." The first syllable, "psyche" means soul, and the second part contains the root of the word "logic." Essay on My Interest in the Field of Psychology I have always wondered about human behavior. Why does this person scream when he is angry? Why does that person cry? Whenever I see someone who looks confused or discouraged, I sometimes wonder what the disturbance is and if there is anything I could do that would inspire them. I think this is why I want to be a…show more content…
Most of my friends know that if they really need someone to talk to, my door is always open, and I will always listen. I think psychology would be a good career for me because I enjoy the kind of work that they do, and I think I could be good at it if I really set my heart and my mind to it. My strongest quality is that I am a people person. I usually know when to say what, depending on the person and the mood they are in. My goal with this career paper is to learn more about what a psychologist does and decide if it is the right career choice for me. The definition of psychology is basically the study of human (and sometimes animal) behavior. The word itself means "the science of the soul." The first syllable, "psyche" means soul, and the second part contains the root of the word "logic." (Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance 244) What all psychologists do is teach people the meaning of things, or they give the effect, a cause. They hold meetings to counsel other people. There is a lot of research to get, like finding out about the clients ' background. They also conduct tests all to better understand people. Psychologists are there to give advice, to listen, and to work with their clients to find explanations to their problems. Most good psychologists have a lot of curiosity. Some of that wonder is trying to figure out how things work. Figuring out the cause of a reaction that someone is having, or why people have emotions and why some
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