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Motivations?

    One rumor that stays alive within the psychology department (at least at Dalhousie) is that people decide to study psychology because either they, or someone close to them, has some sort of problem. This is actually a pretty touchy subject. Iíd like some input on the question. How many people who got into psych did so because they wanted to discover the solution to (or at least learn a little more about) a particular personís problem? I suppose the same could be said for many other professions; doctors or lawyers for instance. Young girls can become activists against therapeutic touch because their parents are. But thatís another topic. How many times is career choice personal like that? And how many times does that personal connection result in a satisfied professional?

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