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You want to see the plant in my room! I wouldnt hold to much hope..
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(Original post by creamcrackered)
Yep I'm more a behaviourist than much else. I think we pretty much learn everything.

Although Biology and possible Psychodynamics apply in some areas. But mainly I think Behaviourist.

What's everyone elses stature on this? Is anyone else a behaviourist?
I think that I'm more of a behaviourist too, although I agree that sometimes biology and psychodynamics play a role as well
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I like the humanistic and pyschodynamic approaches although i do believe that there are some nature bits too...

Me moving on from that subject coz i actually wanted to ask a question ... How much demand do you reckon there is for child psychotherapists in the UK as opposed to America?

Talking to a psychotherapist he said that there is a higher demand in America but yet he moved from America to England.
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(Original post by bohogirlie)
I know a lot of people on this board who don't study it say it is mickey mouse blah blah blah, but who really cares!!
As a current Undergraduate of Psychology I strongly disagree with people who believe that to be true. Unfortunately Psychology is often underestimated, but it has to be one of few degrees that actually gives you a grounding in many areas.

Just to give you an example of what I've come across in my first year...

Maths -Statistics, basically if you didn't do A-level maths you may find it harder to keep up.
Biology- How we hear, see, move, all with a biological basis (A-level Biology would have helped me)
Chemistry -chemical structures of hormones
Physics -yes I've even come across Electricity in my course this year
English -the number of essays that are constantly thrown at us

From a science perspective a Psychology degree involves carrying out regular experiments and writing up 2000word lab reports each fortnight. I couldn't believe how much easier some of my mates had it at uni when I came back over the Xmas holidays. Way under-rated!:motz:
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(Original post by Doomadgee)
As a current Undergraduate of Psychology I strongly disagree with people who believe that to be true. Unfortunately Psychology is often underestimated, but it has to be one of few degrees that actually gives you a grounding in many areas.

Just to give you an example of what I've come across in my first year...

Maths -Statistics, basically if you didn't do A-level maths you may find it harder to keep up.
Biology- How we hear, see, move, all with a biological basis (A-level Biology would have helped me)
Chemistry -chemical structures of hormones
Physics -yes I've even come across Electricity in my course this year
English -the number of essays that are constantly thrown at us

From a science perspective a Psychology degree involves carrying out regular experiments and writing up 2000word lab reports each fortnight. I couldn't believe how much easier some of my mates had it at uni when I came back over the Xmas holidays. Way under-rated!:motz:
Thanks pal. Now I'm sh***ing my pants. I'm a prospective journalism and psychology student and other than English I haven't done any of the others at A level. But I have obviously done psychology. ANd it does help illustrate nhow these subjects are used in the subject.
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(Original post by Doomadgee)
As a current Undergraduate of Psychology I strongly disagree with people who believe that to be true. Unfortunately Psychology is often underestimated, but it has to be one of few degrees that actually gives you a grounding in many areas.

Just to give you an example of what I've come across in my first year...

Maths -Statistics, basically if you didn't do A-level maths you may find it harder to keep up.
Biology- How we hear, see, move, all with a biological basis (A-level Biology would have helped me)
Chemistry -chemical structures of hormones
Physics -yes I've even come across Electricity in my course this year
English -the number of essays that are constantly thrown at us

From a science perspective a Psychology degree involves carrying out regular experiments and writing up 2000word lab reports each fortnight. I couldn't believe how much easier some of my mates had it at uni when I came back over the Xmas holidays. Way under-rated!:motz:
Amen to that. It realy is a mix of all different subjects - Psychometrics are another physics area.. Not one of my favourites. Although I wouldnt be so sure about the maths, Having only taken it to GCSE im coping very well with it.
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(Original post by creamcrackered)
Thanks pal. Now I'm sh***ing my pants. I'm a prospective journalism and psychology student and other than English I haven't done any of the others at A level. But I have obviously done psychology. ANd it does help illustrate nhow these subjects are used in the subject.
I wouldn't get too worried about it, I was really just pointing out how broad Psychology is when so many people knock it.

You'll have the added bonus of finding essays alot easier than most as you seem to have a leaning that way. Psychology attracts students from both Arts and Science backgrounds. By the end of the degree though you'll emerge very well rounded!
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(Original post by Hanzing)
Amen to that. It realy is a mix of all different subjects - Psychometrics are another physics area.. Not one of my favourites. Although I wouldnt be so sure about the maths, Having only taken it to GCSE im coping very well with it.
Maths is definately something that I reckon everybody can do, sometimes some people need to approach maths problems differently. I live with my mum who's convinced she can't do maths, never will be able to and then my dad who's career is based around degree level maths. I feel inbetween this because I seem to get side-tracked and look for problems that aren't even there (like my mum), but when shown a different method (by my dad) it usually just clicks! It upsets me that some people think it's impossible when just approaching it from a different view point makes it appear so simple.

Anyways that's kind of going off the point, what I mean to say is that the stats involved on my course is what we did in A-level maths and so it means I already know it, but I also know that people who did A-level Biology find they have already covered quite a bit of Biological Psychology. The stats can be done by everyone, just if you've already done A-level you have less work to do in that section of the course. I guess that comes into play with all A-level subjects though.
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Just finished my last lab report and last essay for the year. So relieved. Selling all my Psychology books now too. Not sure whether to do the exams or not..... have been doing quite well, a couple of firsts. Hmmm. Need to think about this.

How are first years getting on?
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(Original post by Doomadgee)
Maths is definately something that I reckon everybody can do, sometimes some people need to approach maths problems differently. I live with my mum who's convinced she can't do maths, never will be able to and then my dad who's career is based around degree level maths. I feel inbetween this because I seem to get side-tracked and look for problems that aren't even there (like my mum), but when shown a different method (by my dad) it usually just clicks! It upsets me that some people think it's impossible when just approaching it from a different view point makes it appear so simple.

Anyways that's kind of going off the point, what I mean to say is that the stats involved on my course is what we did in A-level maths and so it means I already know it, but I also know that people who did A-level Biology find they have already covered quite a bit of Biological Psychology. The stats can be done by everyone, just if you've already done A-level you have less work to do in that section of the course. I guess that comes into play with all A-level subjects though.
Very true, My Bio A-level makes light work on the Biopsych stuff at the moment.
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Amen to that. It realy is a mix of all different subjects - Psychometrics are another physics area.. Not one of my favourites. Although I wouldnt be so sure about the maths, Having only taken it to GCSE im coping very well with it.
Go di'm not - I just did an assignment on statistical tests (namely the binomial sign test and t-tests) and although I do enjoy the feeling when I finally crack it my brain just seizes up when numbers are put in front of me!

I'm so not a maths person. I'm starting to enjoy the science more though.
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I always love the feeling when I get it.. Did ANOVA's today and It finally made sense to me! I can do them. But Im def a science person too.
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Wooo page 17 out of 35 for my dissertation! Half way there yeah baby! :dancing:

Sorry, just finally getting somewhere
Scared about the dissertation but oh well!
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Wahey Ive been doing ANOVA's lately.. God there hard!
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Wahey Ive been doing ANOVA's lately.. God there hard!
If you need a hand, ask me! I don't mind at all

I found them so hard at the time so don't worry, but now ironically, when I don't do stats, I understand them!
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Thats about right.
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Hey, has anyone got their coursework marks back? The marks at my school have been put down a grade and my teacher asked 10 other schools in the area and they too have been lowered by a grade. I am really annoyed about it , Has anyone else found that their coursework mark has gone down a grade. My teacher is getting them remoderated, but I am cross my grade was lower than it should have been anyway.
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Some how managed to get 63 (2.1) in my Neuropsychology coursework...don't know how that happened, probably gaveme someone else's mark but I'm happy!
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Wahey

winged if its geting remoderated then it may get backup!
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Unfortunately today, we were told that the school in refusing to get it remoderated. However we are resubmitting it, so It can go up in that respect. Whats really bad is that it is at the moment making it harder for me to get an A, especially since I am not doing any resits. I hope it goes up. Fingers crossed.
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