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  1. Artists perception

    It's for judging scale. You compare the distance of an object to either the length of you brush or a section of your thumb. When you hold it in front of your canvas, because it's closer, the same distance on your thumb is much smaller. You can get a fairly consistent judge of the scale of different objects compared to each other this way. Also it makes it look like you know what you are doing. To understand it. Try it out. Not sure if I explained that very well. Maybe someone can do it better.
  2. Are you asking whether BOTH factors affect brain development, or if either does?
  3. Wow, I thought this was already well established and accepted?
  4. Absolutely, this is a misconception most students end up with because they feel that it isn't related to the psychology degree they signed up for, but soon enough as you progress you'll realise how its scientific approach requires you to have a firm understanding of the basics. From experience I would advise you to be proactive in getting a solid understanding of research methods. It often used in employment in academia if you decide to pursue a position as an RA
  5. General Question To All

    No you can't. You need to take medicine if you want to go into psychiatry as its a branch from a medical profession. If you want to become a therapist of some kind, then you can take additional training courses to enable you to move into therapy, but psychiatry needs you to start from the very beginning again
  6. This sounds like the start of how it may get out of control quickly. One cannot know the deadly attraction to something they haven't first tried.
  7. Do you think it might benefit you if you were to reach out to some therapists already in the field who are working privately to see if they can give you some advice on how the industry is? You could probably send an email off as a keen counselling student and I'm sure they will be happy to help in terms of giving you some basic advice. It will help you get an insight into the field from someone in it as opposed to finding out later.
  8. Interesting. Never thought EMAILING out of all forms of communication would have an impact, I thought something more direct like SMS messages could've been more responsive in this situation.
  9. In my own experience I think it's the latter - trying to manipulate data in such a way to make it show what you want it too. A lot of projects I've worked on used statisticians, please whose business it is to know how to handle data. There's far too many people trying to make a name for themselves pursuing data they want to find than what the reality is (which is also why they won't share the raw numbers).
  10. How? Psychology is considered a science, and philosophy isn't. For it to be under the umbrella surely philosophy must also be a science?
  11. Start a business and travel. I've been thinking about the former for many years and I wasnt to set up a passive income stream to support me while I work full time.
  12. I know most people want to thunder through their training and experience time, but after an MSc and 5 years in work, I want to take a year out. I'm concered, however, how difficult it might be to restart my career again (in research) if I do so. Any advice appreciated.
  13. I think its the fascination with mental disorders and 'abnormality'. Clinical psychology is the closest career that will offer this. Forensic psychology or forensic clinical psychology is also an option but that might be dealing more with a particular subset of disorder than the wide breadth clinical psychologists deal with. To a lesser extent it might have something to also do with the scientist-practitioner model. But from my own experience, very few undergraduate who want to go into this actually know very little of what entails to be a CP.
  14. I don't think that's the case. They're at the forefront of research. Perhaps their implementation isn't as good as it should be.