6 Things Every Malaysian Who Study Psychology Understands


Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions. It’s a fun and interesting subject to study.

But somehow, there are certain stereotypes placed on people who study it. Psychology majors are quite often faced with the following queries:

1. “Can you read my mind?”

Number 1 question asked of all time and it’s so overused.


2. “Oh no, I shouldn’t talk to you.”

Because a degree in Psychology immediately means we have telepathic powers. I wish.


3. “What kind of career opportunities are there?”

Actually, people who study psychology can go into quite a lot of fields. Banking, HR, marketing, sales, etc. as long as it’s related to people (which most everything is), a psychology graduate should be able to get in.


4. “Why psychology?”

Why not? It may not teach a very straightforward set of skills but understanding ourselves and the people around us can be a great benefit.


5. “Can you tell me what’s wrong with me?”

I’m sorry but no. We can listen and probably give out some advice on where to seek help but we ain’t doctors (not yet anyway).

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6. ” I thought you study psychology. Why can’t you be more understanding?”

In the end, we’re all human and flawed.


Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.