What Psychology Grad School is Really Like
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Lots of you have asked me to speak to what the psych grad school experience is like. To be honest, I’ve put off speaking to this question because I know everyone’s experience is so unique, and I can only share my experience.
With that said, I’m going to summarize what MY grad school experience was like as a psychologist in training, but let me know in the comments what your experience has been like and how it’s differed so folks looking into grad school can read and learn more.
With that said, let’s dive into what psychology grad school is REALLY like!
Please keep in mind that the thoughts I express here simply reflect my personal experience of grad school. I know many folks who had a far more positive experience!
Feel free to jump to the parts of the video you’re interested in:
01:41 Less academically rigorous than undergrad
02:55 Intense personal reflection involved
05:33 Writing, writing, writing!
06:31 Treated as cheap labor
08:15 Minimal dissertation support
09:47 Unhappy professors
11:43 How I would do it differently now
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