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    I'm doing Sociology, health and social care and photography a levels. Im On my second year, i'm pretty much predicted a B or a C for these subjects. I want to do psychology but people are trying to put me off it by saying there's loads of maths involved. I got a C in maths gcse. Is it worth it? I have a passion for why people do things, and I have GAD so im also interested in disorders.

    What kind of maths is involved in a psychology degree?
    How hard is it?
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    (Original post by proveniences)
    I'm doing Sociology, health and social care and photography a levels. Im On my second year, i'm pretty much predicted a B or a C for these subjects. I want to do psychology but people are trying to put me off it by saying there's loads of maths involved. I got a C in maths gcse. Is it worth it? I have a passion for why people do things, and I have GAD so im also interested in disorders.

    What kind of maths is involved in a psychology degree?
    How hard is it?
    Hi! So i think it really depends on the university course, every course is different. Some have more statistics than others, so go on the website and go through the course information. If you have any questions you can always contact admissions.
    So on a side note, im completely changing career paths and im interested in doing health and social care as well as sociology/psychology. What sort of tips could you give me on doing well in health and social care...im really worried. Thank you, also i hope you find the answer your looking for. Good luck!!
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    Actually all BPS accredited psych degrees (which you should really go for) will have a set amount of maths in the form of stats. It will be about the same for most uni's.

    They start from scratch so you should be able to get the hang of it.
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    you basically use computer programmes to calculate all your stats for you so you need to be able to understand the data you're using, input it and have a general sense of what your results mean

    you can't avoid doing stats on a psych degree
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    A lot of stats is procedural, you have to remember lots of terms and which bit to do when (and there is a ton of information out there to help you get it all straight - even when doing them), but you will do very little calculating yourself.

    SPSS is the computer program for all stats, you put your numbers in, select the test and various parameters (either rote learn this, have copious notes or be an intuitive stats whizz) and click 'go'. You then interpret the output, which is standardised, so again, you can simply rote learn or have annotated copies.

    We learned how to do ANOVA's and such by hand, but this was 7/8 years ago and was more so we could learn the mechanics of them - we still used SPSS to actually do them. I'm not sure how common that practice is these days.

    And as has been mentioned, you start from scratch any way. You can also make friends with a stats savvy person.
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    Thanks for your reply, do they expect you to know SPSS and maths knowledge before the course?
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    Thanks for your reply, do they expect you to know SPSS and maths knowledge before the course?
    Not at all!
 
 
 
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