Introduction

A major in psychology is attractive to many students because it is intrinsically interesting, provides marketable skills, and prepares students for further education or for employment (Lunneborg, 1978). No undergraduate major enhances one’s ability to understand human and animal behavior more than psychology. A major in psychology is also attractive because it does more than provide training in a narrow discipline aimed primarily at getting a first job. It improves interpersonal skills that make students more adaptable to many career opportunities. Students who major in psychology improve their abilities in writing, speaking, and problem solving. These students also learn to be open-minded skeptics capable of objectively evaluating claims made by scientists, advertisers, politicians, and people in everyday life. Most undergraduate psychology programs also provide experience in using statistics and computers.

 

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