Psychology is a social science, though some universities like to see it as health science, science.
However, Psychology is not an art subject, not a pure art subject, as other social sciences, like history, anthropology, etc.
It is a behavioral science, which we emphasize on research methods and empirical findings.
Psychology is about mind, body and soul.
We study about how human think, how brain works, why people behave in some certain ways, what's normal and abnormal and ... of course, all the self-help books are basically based on the principles of psychology.
Psychology has many subfields,
( i would introduce more if someone found it interesting),
like clinical psychology ( working as psychotherapist),
counseling psychology (working as a counselor),
children psychology, industrial and organizational psychology,
youth psychology, physiological psychology, cross-cultural psychology, personality and behavioral pscyhology, etc, etc.
which is too wide, and you can't even imagine how wide it is,
even music therapy & biofeedback are part of psychology!
Basically, in Malaysia, only 2 universities offer psychology
and others offer counseling course, which is quite different from psychology (please notice that, a counselor is not a psychologist if the counselor did not study enough about psychology)
UKM offer psychology course, which is general, and under Bachelor of Art degree.
UMS has a faculty of psychology and social work.
which offer different ranges of specific psychology studies.
1)counseling psychology ( the 1 i'm taking now),
3)youth and community psychology
4)industrial and organizational psychology
and of course, some private colleges do offer psychology course, like HELP institute.
why choose psychology?
you'll become 1 of the pioneers in psychology in Malaysia, which I believe so.
Unless you're a risk taker, and have so much passion to make the community's mental health better...
of course, you might worry about your future...no guarantee of job in psychology.
ok, enough for this session...haha..
i lecture so long~
do drop me a line, and join us in Psychology SIG~~~