• Question: when did you realise what you wanted to do as a job in psychology? how did you come to this conclusion ?

    Asked by Charlotte to Tom, Rachel, Priya, Jessica, Dan, Beatrice on 9 Mar 2020.
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      Priya Silverstein answered on 9 Mar 2020:


      I realised I wanted to go into research because when I was studying psychology A Level, the bits I found most interesting were all the research methods bits. I found it so cool to think about how to design a really good study that really answered the question you wanted to answer.

    • Photo: Rachel Reid

      Rachel Reid answered on 10 Mar 2020: last edited 10 Mar 2020 8:15 pm


      I didn’t get a chance to study psychology at my school (it wasn’t a subject they did then, it is more than available now!) but I decided to take it as an outside course for my first year of undergrad. and then I really liked the range of topics (sociobiology, perception, child development, statistics – such a wide ranging degree to do!) and I also liked the practical nature of the course too (lab trials / observations and experiments etc.) so I decided by the end of the 1st year/beginning of 2nd/ to make psychology my main course.

    • Photo: Beatrice Hayes

      Beatrice Hayes answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      Whilst I was a teacher I really missed research and I’d also known for a long time that I wanted to do a PhD someday. So I just went for it!

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