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planning to major in history after this year, when I go to UBC. I started out as a history major, but though it was too boring and didn't wanna be writting long ass essays all the time.
Psych is alot of fun, super interesting if you are into learning about people the why they are like that, influences on what makes us human and the composition of the human brain and how it works. Super interesting stuff.
Having a really good proff makes a huge huge difference too. I had a substitute for my psych class not to long ago, and the sub was super dull. My proff is amazing, she engages the class in discussion and encourages critical thinking about psychological issues. Amazing course.
i'm currently writing a research project paper for the best named psychology course in the world: Psychology 141: Psychology of Mexicans.
Seriously. That's all it is named.
i did for a while. studied psych and soc pretty heavily my first 3 semesters or so, ended up majoring in something else but i'm very close to majors in both soc and psych if i ever went back.
they were easily the most interesting and entertaining classes i took in college. i'm sure the profs and the courses themselves played into this a lot, but i rarely skipped those classes because i enjoyed the discussions so much. i even enjoyed stats, which everyone always warned me about blowing super hard.
if you really like psych, take a bunch of classes in it, you wont be sorry. but like the person above me said, without a phd you won't do much with it in the "real world". i would recommend at least a double major with something else to help you get a job when you graduate.
The one thing that really caught my eye to psychology was when we were talking about humans that have a severed Corpus Callosum providing a split brain.
Seeing a word like HE|ART where the line indicates an obstruction of vision. A person with split brain would not be able to put the word together verbally.
The left side of the brain is the verbal cortex, and thus when asked what they saw, the subject would say ART.
When provided a pen and paper and asked what they saw, the left side would still say art, but the left hand would then begin to write the word "HE" because the right side of the brain is more attached to perception and less to do with verbal and language.
Pretty freakin cool story hansel.
Yeahhh that two things i neglected to mention. When the right hemisphere does something, the left side is unaware. The left side will begin to rationalize what happend even though it really has no idea of what transpired.
And yes, like you i gained lulz from that second part.
Most irritating when grocery shopping, subjects with split brain will pick something up with their right hand and place it in the cart, only to have the radical and free thinking left hand (controlled by the right hemisphere more geared to perception) place the product back on the shelf, leaving the patient quite aggitated after fighting with him/herself.
Very very interesting stuff.