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How to find Volunteer work in the Psychology Area

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Volunteer work for psychology gives a great opportunity to learn about the field and also make a difference.

Places you may want to volunteer:
• AIDS Counseling hot-line
• Suicide Prevention hot-line
• Teenage Runaways
• Serve as a research assistant (check with your school)
• As a camp counselor that works with developmentally delayed kids and children who are emotionally troubled
• In patient and out patient behavioral centers

Check with your psychology department and professors. They may be getting a new grant from the state government which would allow them to do research and allow students to participate. If you are unable to find any resourceful information on volunteering in the psychology area check on the internet. Simply type the above keyword and your area. Call the organization in your area and ask them if you can do some volunteer work. They should be more than happy to provide you with hours of experience.

This experience can then be used as a recommendation letter which will show graduate schools your familiarity with the field.

What areas of work are there for psychology majors once they graduate?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Follow your interests. If you don’t focus on what you are truly interested in then there will be a lack of motivation once you are in the real world working. You can listen to family members and friends on what career to choose but at the end the decision is yours. This is something you want to spend lots of time doing. Money is a motivation when it comes to choosing a career but your interests are what will push you to wake up every morning for work. It won’t even feel like a push it will be a feeling of enthusiasm and excitement to start the day and see what you can accomplish.

  • Psychology of gender- studies gender development
  • Social- studies beliefs and how they are shaped
  • School- the development of students is studied pertaining to emotional and academic growth
  • Neuroscience- studies the nervous system
  • Health- studies weight loss, gain, stress, and smoking on the body
  • Forensic psychology- analyzes issues related to law enforcement
  • Industrial/organizational- studies the psychology of work and management
  • Gerontology/Developmental- studies concerns pertaining to aging
  • Counseling- studies behavior at work, school, and home
  • Clinical- treats mental and emotional problems at behavioral centers
  • Family- studies marital and family concerns
  • Rehabilitation- studies recovery from drug use and trauma
  • Quantitative- conducts research for universities/colleges, companies and government organizations
  • Environmental- studies the environment and the affect people have on it.