Why You Should Study Psychology

As quoted by an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle,

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

Yet, the human mind is often considered the most complex thing. In Psychology, humans attempt to understand the mind and behavior through scientific studies.

Aristotle Statue Copy

Roman copy in marble of a Greek bronze bust of Aristotle by Lysippus, c. 330 BC.

Here are a few reasons why Psychology is a highly sought-after subject to pursue:

TMC Academy why study you study Psychology?

You will have better understanding of yourself and people around you

Studying motivation, individual differences and abnormal psychology might help you explain and understand why your friends, colleagues, family members behave in a certain way. What is more powerful: personality or social situation? You will explore shocking experiments that expose how far people will go to obey an authority figure (Flemisch et al., 2012).

You will be more effective in the workplace

Industrial and Organisational Psychology focus on understanding human behaviour in the workplace. Knowledge of principals regulating dynamics of humans relationship in occupational setting can be a great advantage when it comes to gaining employment or promotion. Experience of studying psychology makes you a more effective supervisor and manager. Psychology applied to workplace is the science of the 21st Century! (Landy, & Conte, 2016)

You will become a better communicator

Verbal and nonverbal communication has different impact on persuasion. You will know how body language can help you fine tune your interpersonal communication skills. By learning more about these things, you can gain a greater understanding of other people and what they are trying to say (Knapp et al., 2013).

Psychology is fun and fascinating!

You will know why two (or more) brains are better than one (Hasson et al., 2012), explore intriguing optical illusions that reveal the inner workings of the brain, investigate why placebos can often offer as much relief as actual treatments. There is always something amazing and astonishing to learn about the human mind and behavior.

Psychology may improve your employability

Psychology is a very good, general major for careers in social services, education, business, and many other occupations. An understanding of human behavior is essential to success in the workplace, and this needs to be emphasized as an important, and employable, competency. Graduates with psychology degrees are working in a wide range of occupations, and most have successful career because of psychological background (Lantz et al., 2012).

Interested in the realm of psychology? Click here to read why TMC Academy is your choice of education institution for Psychology.

If you would like to learn more about our Psychology courses, kindly visit the respective course pages:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology with Counselling (Top-up)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Top-up)

Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling

Diploma in Psychological Studies

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

References

  • Flemisch, F., Heesen, M., Hesse, T., Kelsch, J., Schieben, A., & Beller, J. (2012). Towards a dynamic balance between humans and automation: authority, ability, responsibility and control in shared and cooperative control situations. Cognition, Technology & Work14(1), 3-18.
  • Hasson, U., Ghazanfar, A. A., Galantucci, B., Garrod, S., & Keysers, C. (2012). Brain-to-brain coupling: a mechanism for creating and sharing a social world. Trends in cognitive sciences16(2), 114-121.
  • Knapp, M. L., Hall, J. A., & Horgan, T. G. (2013). Nonverbal communication in human interaction. Cengage Learning.
  • Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M. (2016). Work in the 21st Century, Binder Ready Version: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Lantz, C., Croucher, K., & Duncan, A. (2012). Psychology student employability guide.