Description: Society: the basics (11th edition)
File name: Society: the basics (11th edition)
The study of the mind and human behavior, psychology is our attempt to understand people and their motivations so that we can help them overcome problems and lead happier, more satisfying lives. There are many sub-fields to choose from, including clinical, forensic, and school psychology, and you’ll decide which one is best for you during your studies.
If you’ve ever thought about entering a career to help others understand what makes them tick and change destructive thinking patterns and behavior, psychology might be the career for you.
Counseling & Therapy
Sometimes, having an objective listener can make all the difference. That’s what counselors and therapists do: they listen to people’s concerns, suggest ways to deal with life’s stresses, and help people realize their goals.
Counselors and therapists have many specialties to choose from. Marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and mental health counseling are three of the most popular fields. But whatever field you choose, respect, compassion and a real desire to help are the most important characteristics you can have if you want to succeed.
Social workers help people develop their problem-solving and coping skills, help them find the resources they need, facilitate interactions between people and assistance programs, and influence social policies. The missionary spirit drives social workers across the country, and this is surely one of the noblest professions.
Whether you want to help people find their way out of poverty, help them with family or substance abuse issues, or in a variety of other areas, there are many techniques you’ll learn in school to achieve your goals.