Essay on Career Investigation Into Psychology

894 Words Dec 1st, 2011 4 Pages

Title: A career investigation into Psychology.

Description of Career:

Psychologists study the way people think and act. They look at all behaviour and the thoughts and feelings that make us act the way we do. They use their understanding to help people with difficulties to change their lives for the better.

Skills and Qualities:

I feel Psychologists should be committed to helping people transform their lives in a positive way. They should be caring, extremely patient and have excellent communications. I also feel you should have a logical, methodical approach to solving problems. Psychologists must have the intellectual ability and psychological knowledge to understand behaviour in a scientific
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Entry Requirements: The minimum requirements is 6 subjects (including Irish, English and another language) at the Leaving Certificate examination with a grade C3 in 2 subjects on the higher course and a grade D3 (Ordinary/Higher course) in the remaining four subjects.
Subjects for final year: Archaeology, Celtic Civilization, Classical Civilization, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Information Technology, Irish, Italian, Léann an Aistriúcháin, Legal Science, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychological Studies, Sociological and Political Studies, Spanish and Welsh.
Quota of Places: The overall number of places on the programme is limited and there is also a limitation on the number of places available for each modern continental language. Selection will be made in accordance with criteria determined by the College of Arts and is based on academic performance in first and second year.
Apply to: CAO.
Points needed: 355.


On the 20th of November 2008, I interviewed a local Psychologist, Dr. May O’Brien, has been in the practice for almost fifteen years. Dr. O’Brien gave me a great insight into the work of a Psychologist, she also informed me of the career path she took to become a Psychologist. She studied in the Department of Experimental Psychology in the University of Cambridge, England. She was

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