A must-read. I wonder why there isn’t one for Med students, though.
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- They’re crazy. Seriously. I’ve had many people (mostly my students) ask me whether it’s true that going into psychology will eventually make you crazy yourself. I always tell them it’s absolutely not true. See, the truth is, it’s the other way around—you have to already be pretty twisted before you go into psychology.
- It’s true what you’ve always suspected—they are secretly diagnosing you. They have this little checklist in their heads enumerating the signs and symptoms of the major psychological disorders—schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and most especially, personality disorders.
You: “Did you hear that?”
Psych major: “Hear what?”
You: “Nothing. I just thought I heard something.”
Inside the psych major’s head:
Auditory hallucinations, check. Just one more evidence of either delusions, disorganized…
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