Title

Did I Make the Right Decision by Majoring in Psychology? Part 2: Tips for Succeeding as a Psychology Student

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Publication Title

Eye on Psi Chi

Volume

25

Issue

2

First page number:

26

Last page number:

29

Abstract

In our experiences as a professor, some of the biggest fears that students have are not being able to make it to graduation successfully and not knowing how to prepare for life after college. We have seen plenty of students achieve high levels of success, but also enough students who could have done more (like Zoe). This latter group consists of students who have either struggled in the major or who reached graduation but have not reached their potential. This can happen for a variety of reasons: they might have distractions that keep them from focusing on college, competing goals, or see opportunity elsewhere. In some cases, like the story about Zoe above, students are unaware of what they need to do to get the most out of college and the psychology major. And in some cases, students might know what they should be doing, but they might not know when they should do them.

Keywords

Psychology degree; First-year students; Tips for psychology students; Psychology pathways

Disciplines

Education | Educational Psychology | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Language

English

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