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Psychology

What is Psychology?

The word Psychology comes from the ancient Greek word “Psyche” which means the “soul” or “mind” and logos which means “study”. Thus the study of psychology involves the study of mind. It is the study of perception memory, emotions, motives and attitudes. Over the years, many psychologists and scientists have tried to unveil the secrets of the human mind.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

When Can I Enroll for Psychology Career?

COURSES

ELIGIBILITY

DURATION

ENTRANCE EXAM

BA /B. Sc [Psychology/ Psychotherapy] / B.H. Sc [Human Development]

HSC [Any Stream]

HSC [Science – for Home Science in some Universities]

3 Yrs.

No Exam

MA/M Sc/ M.H. Sc

[Psychology/ Psychotherapy]

BA/B. Sc [Psychology/ Psychotherapy] / B.H. Sc [Human Development]/ BSW

2 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

P.G. Diploma [Counseling / Guidance & Counseling / Vocational & Rehabilitation Counseling/ Medical & Social Psychology]

Graduate [any stream]/BA /B. Sc/ B.H. Sc/ BSW/ BHMS/ B. Ed. / MA/ M Sc [Human Development/ Psychology/ Psychotherapy]

1-2 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

Ph. D.

MA/ M. Sc/ M.H. Sc/ M. Phil [Psychology & related field]

5-7 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

What Personality Traits Are Required in Psychology Field?

  • Ability to deal effectively with people
  • Ability to lead and inspire others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Excellent observation and listening skills
  • Patience and perseverance
  • Sensitivity and compassion

What Aptitude Is Required to Become an Psychologist?

  • Above Average Abstract Reasoning
  • Above Average Closure Ability
  • Average Numerical Ability
  • Above Average Verbal Ability

IQ Required for Being an Psychologist?

Minimum Above Average intelligence along with hard work & consistency is preferred.

Job Prospects for an Psychologist

  • Community Health Centers or Clinics
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Counseling & Guidance Organizations
  • Defence Services
  • Educational/Vocational Guidance Firms
  • Government Social Welfare Department
  • Helplines
  • Hospitals/ Industries
  • Market Research Organisations
  • Mental Asylums
  • Mental Health Organisations
  • NGO’s
  • Web portals