Summary

Welcome to the captivating realm of psychology, where the mysteries of the human mind are unveiled. From perception to emotion, social interactions to personality, this scientific discipline explores the intricate workings of our existence. Delve into the world of psychology and unlock a deeper understanding of yourself and others. Discover the power of improved communication, heightened empathy, and stronger interpersonal relationships. Gain invaluable insights into human behavior, enriching both your personal and professional life. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in a variety of settings.

Embrace the transformative journey of psychology and uncover the keys to the human psyche.

Professional Opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist

Career Path

Education Paths in Psychology
  Stream Graduation After  graduation After Post Graduation 
Path 1 Clear class XII with Arts  with Psychology B.A. in Psychology for 3 years M.A. in psychology for 2 years Pursue Ph.D.in Psychology for 2-3 years
Path 2 Clear class XII with commerce  B.A. in Psychology for 3 years M.A. in psychology for 2 years Pursue Ph.D.in Psychology for 2-3 years
Path 3 Clear class XII with science with Psychology  B.Sc. in Psychology or B.Sc. Psychology in any  specialization courses for 3 years  M.Sc. in Psychology for 2 years  Pursue Ph.D.in Psychology for 2-3 years 

Essential fact
  • Most colleges have eligibility criteria of minimum 55% aggregate marks in Class XII / and some of minimum 60%
  • Must have passed class 12th or senior secondary examination with at least 55% marks including English
  • After completing the 12th grade, students are required to take a specialized university entrance exam tailored for psychology programs.
  • Some university prefer at one out of chemistry, physics, biology or overall a combination of good, academic A level subjects are required.

Leading Institutes

  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Mumbai

Entrance Exams

  • Common University Entrance Test (CUET)
  • Common Entrance Test (CET)
  • Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET)
  • Jadavpur University Admission Test
  • Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (AMU)

Work Description

The study of behaviour and mental processes is one aspect of the broad science of psychology. There are many different places where psychologists work, including colleges, hospitals, research institutes, and private offices , their job description may include:
  • Assisting people with personal and emotional issues.
  • To concentrate on the confluence of psychology and education.
  • To assist businesses in enhancing the productivity and well-being of their employees.
  • To look into how people behave in social settings.
  • To identify and treat mental health diseases.
To gain a better understanding of people's behaviour and thought processes, psychologists employ a variety of research techniques, such as surveys, experiments, and observations.
 

Pros & Cons

Pros of Psychology:
  • Helping others,improving mental well-being.
  • Diverse career options in healthcare, research, counseling.
  • Personal growth, self-awareness, empathy.
Cons of Psychology:
  • Extensive education and training required.
  • Emotional demands and potential toll on professionals.
  • Limited scope of practice, ethical challenges.