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Has anyone had psychology?

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:14 pm
by carebear15
It is interesting and i have also books i haven't done yet that is build your writing skills 1-2-3-4.
build your writing skills 5-6-7-8

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:03 pm
by parnassus
I have studied psychology as a subject, yes, but I haven't applied any structured psychological techniques to help me learn more effectively in other areas, if that's what you mean by your writing course, Jar.

I'm glad it's going well. :)

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:04 am
by Remus
Nope but I wish I had took it instead of German now! Maybe I'll do Animal Psychology later as I want to work with animals.

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:42 am
by Steph
I took it as an AS level-it's really fascinating and a worthwile subject to study.

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:48 am
by Radioactive_hairgel
It's something i would have loved to have studied but it wasn't avaible in my school as an option for sixth form.

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:51 am
by parnassus
I am hoping to take an MSc in psychology next year, with a cautious view to progressing towards clinical training. I have never met a dyspraxic autistic psychologist before. Perhaps it's time there were some. :)

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:53 pm
by C
I've just finished the second year of a Bsc psychology degree.

parnassus wrote:I have never met a dyspraxic autistic psychologist before. Perhaps it's time there were some. :)


Um, and what about me?! :D

You're right though, there aren't very many of us around!

PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:32 am
by monkey
i am stydign psyclogy at the moemtn. it is interesting. espcialy how the brain works. i like biolgoy alot.

PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:19 pm
by parnassus
C wrote:I've just finished the second year of a Bsc psychology degree.

parnassus wrote:I have never met a dyspraxic autistic psychologist before. Perhaps it's time there were some. :)


Um, and what about me?! :D

You're right though, there aren't very many of us around!


I would never forget about you. :P I meant fully qualified psychologists. I know that you will have your GBR soon, but I understand a psychologist to be somebody who has got chartered status.

Who knows, perhaps one day we could set up a practice together... ;) Do you know what your specialism is going to be in yet? If I can cope with the maths, I might look at clinical.

that cool

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:46 am
by k9ruby
C wrote:
I've just finished the second year of a Bsc psychology degree.

parnassus wrote:
I have never met a dyspraxic autistic psychologist before. Perhaps it's time there were some. Smile


Um, and what about me?! Very Happy

You're right though, there aren't very many of us around!


I would never forget about you. Razz I meant fully qualified psychologists. I know that you will have your GBR soon, but I understand a psychologist to be somebody who has got chartered status.

Who knows, perhaps one day we could set up a practice together... Wink Do you know what your specialism is going to be in yet? If I can cope with the maths, I might look at clinical.


That would be really cool. You two would actually know what some of us go through- first hand experience! Good luck! I bet you would both be great :P

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:49 pm
by C
parnassus wrote:
C wrote:I've just finished the second year of a Bsc psychology degree.

parnassus wrote:I have never met a dyspraxic autistic psychologist before. Perhaps it's time there were some. :)


Um, and what about me?! :D

You're right though, there aren't very many of us around!


I would never forget about you. :P I meant fully qualified psychologists. I know that you will have your GBR soon, but I understand a psychologist to be somebody who has got chartered status.

Who knows, perhaps one day we could set up a practice together... ;) Do you know what your specialism is going to be in yet? If I can cope with the maths, I might look at clinical.


Ha ha, only joking Vicky :D That's a great ides by the way! Yes Ruby, we WOULD actually know what we were talking about... it's funny, I studied a module on 'autism' as part of developmental psychology before I got the NVLD diagnosis. After my diagnosis, listening to the experiences of people with autistic spectrum disorders (on here and in books I have subsequently brought) and starting a work placement in a pre school for children with autism I realize how narrow a view of autistic spectrum disorders the module gave. At the time, I thought nothing of the mention of 'high functioning' and 'low functioning' autism whereas now I feel those terms aren't very helpful (largely thanks to you, Vicky!) At the preschool for children with autism all the children there have strengths and weaknesses. One boy (who has no speech at all) is fantastic at jigsaw puzzles, for example. If functioning labels were placed based on this skill then he would be 'extremely high functioning' and people like myself (although some aruge NVLD isn't on the autistic spectrum, if we consider it is for the arguments sake) would be classed as 'extremely low funtioning.'

And my speciality would be developmental/child/educational psychology, Vicky

:)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:02 pm
by k9ruby
parnassus wrote:
C wrote:
I've just finished the second year of a Bsc psychology degree.

parnassus wrote:
I have never met a dyspraxic autistic psychologist before. Perhaps it's time there were some. Smile


Um, and what about me?! Very Happy

You're right though, there aren't very many of us around!


I would never forget about you. Razz I meant fully qualified psychologists. I know that you will have your GBR soon, but I understand a psychologist to be somebody who has got chartered status.

Who knows, perhaps one day we could set up a practice together... Wink Do you know what your specialism is going to be in yet? If I can cope with the maths, I might look at clinical.


Ha ha, only joking Vicky Very Happy That's a great ides by the way! Yes Ruby, we WOULD actually know what we were talking about... it's funny, I studied a module on 'autism' as part of developmental psychology before I got the NVLD diagnosis. After my diagnosis, listening to the experiences of people with autistic spectrum disorders (on here and in books I have subsequently brought) and starting a work placement in a pre school for children with autism I realize how narrow a view of autistic spectrum disorders the module gave. At the time, I thought nothing of the mention of 'high functioning' and 'low functioning' autism whereas now I feel those terms aren't very helpful (largely thanks to you, Vicky!) At the preschool for children with autism all the children there have strengths and weaknesses. One boy (who has no speech at all) is fantastic at jigsaw puzzles, for example. If functioning labels were placed based on this skill then he would be 'extremely high functioning' and people like myself (although some aruge NVLD isn't on the autistic spectrum, if we consider it is for the arguments sake) would be classed as 'extremely low funtioning.'

And my speciality would be developmental/child/educational psychology, Vicky



Well, if I need any more assements I now know who to go to!

Its like when I was on work experience with the Northampton Society for Autism- I helped out on a course they did for teachers and this one lady told us about this boy who had nearly no social interaction...but knew names of something like 150 types of dinosaurs!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:39 pm
by tears_on_a_pillow
B's mate is moving over from america to start a PhD in psychology this summer. He has aspergers.