Psychology : The Ever Growing Scopes

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With growing tendency of finding the need for mental & emotional redressal, stress & depression freeing exercises, enhancement of work efficiency and systematic counseling for the multifarious aspects of life; the stream of Psychology has found a rejuvenation in practice & applications!

A recent survey in America rated it as the safest employment in the States with 0% unemployment in Counseling.

Though a subject basically included in Humanities, this science of behavior finds its application & implication almost in every area of work, academia & day-to-day life. It is believed that students of Psychology generally pertain to an evenly matured conscience with well-balanced rationality & intellect. Counting the elements of grace in personal life may go endless, we hereby throw some light on the career prospects in Psychology:

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Psychiatry:

A Psychiatrist is a medical practitioner (MBBS) with post-graduation in Psychiatry- use of medicines to treat psychological disorders. A Psychiatrist doesn’t generally counsel patients & is assisted by a team of Psychologists for the same. His main work is to prescribe medicines & so this branch is reserved solely for the medical Doctors.

Clinical Psychology:

B.A. or B.Sc. with Psychology as an optional at Undergraduate level is the basic requirement for becoming a Clinical Psychologist. A specific PG is available in it in both the streams. The work of a Clinical Psychologist is the treatment of behavioral abnormalities such as depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Paranoia, Schizophrenia and various other problems of neurosis & psychosis; by means of therapies, counseling sessions, tests, etc.

A professional can run his independent clinic as well as posts are kept for the same in all quality hospitals.

Counseling- Child Counseling & Industrial Psychology:

The utmost demand of the current century! Surrounded by busy schedules, monotonous work routines, emotional up-downs and social/family upheavals, almost every 5th person needs a counselor today. Seeing the intensity of problems faced by teenagers these days, Child Counseling has gained a mass preference. Schools hire Child Counselors, private companies too in order to keep the workers united, spot the loopholes & improve their efficiency have started hiring Industrial Psychologists.
M.A./M.Sc. in Counseling Psychology or a precise specialization in Child Counseling or Industrial Psychology meets the requirement.

Sports Psychology:

Every national & professional team has a permanent psychologist in the supporting staff to cope up the players with the pressures & stresses. Who hasn’t seen the effects on the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the last IPL after the psychologist Rudy Webster’s appointment! 4 time flop-showers emerged as the clear winners. Specified institutes offer this branch & it’s not everywhere that a person can specialize in sports psychology.

Teaching:

The traditionally preferred field, a PhD in Psychology or clearing NET/SLET; or both after post-graduation are the basic requirements for being a teacher at college level, need not to be told that schools yet don’t offer psychology on a proportionate level!

Other streams:

Developmental Psychology, Statistical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Management Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Parapsychology, Environmental Psychology are the other branches with research being carried on for the evolution of other sub divisions.

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11 thoughts on “Psychology : The Ever Growing Scopes

  1. hello Mr Rajak .
    i am an udaipurite studing psychology ( B.A ) in gandhinagar , gujarat .
    as you are a professional researcher , could you please throw some insight on the career opportunities for a psychologist in udaipur .

  2. Kajal: In case of Udaipur & many other cities of Rajasthan, people are yet not that ahead to accept counselling as a normal exercise. Best opportunities here are still in Teaching, certain faculties with quality knowledge are teaching in different colleges at the same time. The number of faculties appointed is also good.
    Some advanced clinics have been opened recently but there is a sure lack in expected number of clients at present.
    While many Clinical psychologists are assisting senior Doctors in the government hospital’s psychology department, no company here has appointed any industrial psychologist.
    My suggestion would be: do your masters from any metro, so that when you come here, you’ll definitely have an edge over others in the field both in terms of knowledge & experience.

    Also remember many IIMs & IITs too offer PhD in Psychology.

    For more information, have a look over this interview of the leading & most experienced Psychologist from Udaipur:
    http://www.udaipurblog.com/a-psychology-talk-with-dr-vijaya-lakshmi-chouhan.html
    Wishes.

  3. I’ve query i wish to join this udaipur blog.as citizen of udaipur i wish to share my articles my thoughts about the city. but i’m not getting any direct way to present my ideas about the city online.
    this last article by Mr. Kalpit Rajak ignited a ray of hope that i too can share my ideas on the themes like psychology and even others.
    being the student of psychology i too wish to share my views on the same title.
    if else i would given a chance i would try my level best to show up with my articles and everything in the best possible way i could.
    i wish to be the part of udaipur blog’s team.

  4. Sir, i m doing c.a. In bikaner, b.com completed, but i m so much passionate about face reading subject and psychology based on a human face. I m studing this subject from last four years and gained knowledge about chinees, western and indian face reading, now i want to have wide and recognised knowledge of this subject.
    So, sir, i m asking, is there any recognised institute in india providing cources on this subject through correspondance or regular basis ?
    And also carrear opportunites based on face reading.

  5. Alka: face reading is not a specified branch, so no direct career.. but it will definitely help you ‘a lot’ in your professional life.
    And regarding courses, you can do M.A. in psychology from any good University, preferably a metro. Being a practical subject, chances are less to get it as a correspondence course.
    You can otherwise also read books on psychology even if you don’t take a degree in it: giving more time to your CA studies. Its not a bounded stream after all.

  6. Sir,
    thank you for guidence, but i m bounded by my c.a. Articleship, thats why i can’t study in any other city, but i regularily want to get knowledge and practical reading of faces and guidences about it, i m fond of this subject. This subject is some what different so i m not geeting any experianced guidence in my city and even a student that i can discuess points and quariees, i tried to apporach many face readers via net bt they have so busy schedules.
    Sir, i m asking, M.b.a. With face reading experience is nice or not ?

  7. Yup, surely. 2 papers in MBA: Organisational Behavior & Research are purely psychological-based. It will help you a lot.
    Don’t mind if you don’t get theoretical terms, if you have developed a perspective relating to it, you will surely catch up whenever you get a chance of thorough study of the subject.

  8. Are there any colleges providing child psychology courses? If Yes, please tell me.
    I want to come to to India for my further studies and I love Udaipur city!

  9. Unfortunately none in Udaipur. Even in whole of Rajasthan, there are not much advanced courses in psychology which are that worthy to come from another country. if you really wish to study it in India, you may look over universities in Bangalore, Mumbai & Delhi.

  10. Hello gentelmen and ladies!,
    I would like go know any good college in pschycology Field in udaipur in prespective of knowlege imparted to students. Also I would like to know if there is any problem for a hindi medium student in taking psychology as graduate study program??
    A detailed response would be appreciated .

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