In an illuminating webinar titled “Psychologists: Read Minds? Treat ‘Crazy’ People? Make No Money?” hosted by SEGi College Subang Jaya, the stereotypes surrounding the field of psychology were systematically debunked. The event, which took place on the 8th of September 2023 via Zoom, aimed to provide clarity and realistic expectations about the profession, breaking down common misconceptions that often surround the world of psychology.
The webinar addressed head-on the misconceptions that psychologists are mind readers or exclusively treat individuals deemed ‘crazy.’ The presenters emphasized that these stereotypes not only misrepresent the profession but also contribute to a skewed understanding of the valuable contributions psychologists make to mental health and well-being.
By unraveling these myths, the webinar sought to enlighten the audience about the true nature of studying psychology. Psychology is a diverse and dynamic field with a broad range of specializations, encompassing clinical psychology, counseling psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and more. The presenters highlighted the expansive opportunities within the field, from clinical practice to research, education, and organizational consulting.
The virtual event was not only an eye-opener but also an essential step in aligning expectations. Attendees gained insights into the multifaceted nature of psychology, paving the way for informed decisions about pursuing a career or academic path in the field.
SEGi College Subang Jaya continues to lead initiatives that provide valuable information and foster a realistic understanding of various disciplines. As the stereotypes surrounding psychology are debunked, students and the wider community are empowered to appreciate the true essence of this vital field and the significant contributions psychologists make to society.