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_refugee_  ·  1938 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trial by Twitter

I find psychology fascinating and considered it, briefly, as a potential career. (I'm kind of way too late on the "right BA/BS" choice front.) Anything you can dig up about brains, how brains change, psychology, etc, throw it up on dat feed pls.

I don't know, though, if we have any neurologists on here active right now.

veen  ·  1938 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did you catch this one a couple of weeks ago?

Complexity  ·  1937 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That was profoundly engaging. Unusual mental states provide enormous insight into those we take for granted. I've been drawn to their dissection ever since I had one I could call my own. I realised recently that everything I write explores them or deals with them as a thematic core.

veen  ·  1937 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then I think you'll also really like the first story of this Radiolab episode.

Complexity  ·  1937 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Why do you say you're too late?

_refugee_  ·  1937 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am adverse to the idea of taking on more student loan debt/going back to college, especially for a career that I only think I might enjoy, and which would be potentially much more stressful and perhaps somewhat lower-paying (without extensive more schooling) than my current field. Like, why take on more debt so that I can pay it back less quickly/efficiently?

I mean, I could bring in the big bucks, but I'm pretty sure I'd have to go for a doctorate in psych for that - so I could prescribe meds an' all - and I don't fancy myself as a pill pusher, nor do I fancy 5-7 more years of school.

Although I took Intro to Psych courses when I could, the idea that I might enjoy being a psychotherapist didn't seriously strike me until I was 2ish years out of college and on my current "career track."

Also, I think I'd like to work most with young girls w/depression/self-esteem/body image/anxiety issues, and unfortunately, I'm not convinced I have enough of a grasp on it all to help guide others through. I would hope so.