The mind is the most intricate and fragile instrument of the human body. The zenith of its powers and prowess are still unknown, a pursuit that has existed since the first thought of consciousness. Psychology is the study of the mind, and it has attracted and produced some of the greatest thinkers of our time. Further still, psychology has given us insight into who we are, how we function, and what we are capable of.
If you are interested in the subject and want to pursue it academically and/or as a researcher then we have some great information for you. In the following lines, we are going to talk about the five places to consider for your love of psychology.
University of Chicago
The undergraduate psychology program is one of the university’s most popular courses. The reason behind this immense popularity of the course is the vast research opportunities that are made available to the students. Set up in 1893, the psychology department of the University of Chicago has a research program solely for the undergraduate course by the name of Undergraduate Research Initiative. This program aims at enabling students to find research opportunities and the required funding. It generates a lot of excitement amongst students because of the learning opportunities that it provides. At any given time a number of extensive workshops, career development events, and informational seminars are underway at the university.
University of California, Berkley
The biggest attraction to Berkley is the fact that students are encouraged to undertake research work in the areas that they find appealing, interesting, invigorating. The undergraduate and postgraduate courses offer a curriculum that is based on research and extensive studies. This allows the students to gain critical insight into the practical aspect of the field. The department also conducts its research into areas such as cognitive neuroscience and social-personality. This has made Berkeley one of the most prominent hubs for academicians and scholars. Regular seminars are held on its campus and the students benefit from a large array of visiting speakers. If you wish to pursue psychology as a research, then this is where you should go.
Addictive behavior and stereotyping, are the two most prevalent problems in our society today. The psychology department at Stanford, which is one of its oldest departments, conducts detailed studies into the above-mentioned social problems. These studies have helped us understand what lies at the root of such problems and how effective techniques can be designed and deployed to combat such issues in present-day workplaces. Stanford also has running studies on psychopathology which has given us detailed documented insight into the ailments of the human mind. We can go on and on about what Stanford’s contribution has been in the field and still it won’t be enough! But you get what we are trying to say, Stanford is a place like none another. If you get in here, all doors everywhere will be open for you.
The department of psychology at Princeton University works in close coordination with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The institute works on neuroscience and the psychological functions of the brain. The bleeding over of research and influence from the institute has benefitted the department extensively. It has its research wings and has done path-breaking work on everything from cognitive neuroscience to physiological psychology. Princeton has produced academicians worthy of the Noble prize on a regular basis; it only goes to show the excellent quality of the faulty in its department. It even has a preparatory program for helping its enthusiastic students with their Ph.D.
The UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences has the patronage of the British Psychological Society. Growing under the wings of such an illustrious community, UCL has had ample opportunity to become the most specialized institute in its field. And it has! UCL has been the first in many fields, from the application of psychology in business to its study of human-computer interaction; UCL has greatly expanded the scope and application of psychology. With a hundred and twenty academicians and more than 1500 students, UCL is welcoming and resource-rich. It offers you every opportunity to leave your mark on the world.
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