Psychology is the study of human thinking and human behaviour by acknowledging a person’s background, upbringing, environment, socialisation and DNA. It is an increasingly useful field to know as it provides gateways into several other fields from marketing, communications and public relations, to psychotherapy and human resources. A degree in psychology opens several doors in education, too. Not only this, the field itself is said to help enhance positive human qualities such as empathy, cultural and emotional intelligence, stress relief and positive thinking. With the right guidance, psychology and its tandems can enhance your way of living. Down below we have listed some other aspects of psychology and how it is useful to society.
Go Into Advertising
Human behaviour and advertising go hand-in-hand. Understanding the thoughts and actions of a person will determine their thoughts and actions when making purchases. On TV, we are bombarded with ads about all kinds of things: food, beverages, holidays and cars. Advertising attempts to make the product as attractive as possible without being too forceful, while still maintaining creativity and integrity (sometimes). Learning how people respond to ads can make for better material. The idea is that once a person becomes used to seeing certain adverts that are evoke an emotion or reaction, they will soon want the product and make a purchase. This is human behaviour that is analysed by those with a psychology background.
Become A Consultant
This can be in anything from the local TV ads, to writing and film. Many authors who write psycho-thriller genres require the input of psychologists and criminology to determine how a sociopath or psychopath may act in real life and what may inspire them to become such. Shows of the whodunits variety and detective series get into the minds of the criminals to determine what may have brought about their actions. This is also about learning human behaviour and the triggers that make us act certain ways.
Further Your Education
As mentioned before, psychology opens doors to other opportunities. With a psychology background you can further your education and earn a Human Resource degree. This is particularly useful in corporate and commercial settings where you become the voice of the people from within human resources. You find creative ways of enhancing teamwork through team building exercises. You discuss boundaries among workmates and how to keep them motivated in their work lives in a sustainable way. People in human resources are bound to the ethical practices of the workplace, or the body that they work in. It requires compassion and dedication to be a constant force. Furthermore, psychology opens doors in education, whether you want to become a highschool counsellor or a guidance counsellor. It is a rewarding experience to work with children from different backgrounds and help them achieve the best they can in their young lives as they pave a way for their futures