The Psychology of Being a Psychologist

August 26, 2013

Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else

Fascinating

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But what many psychologists have done, probably because they did well on a test themselves and everyone wants high self-esteem, is to create this little box and then do their research inside it. –Robert Sternberg

As a professional psychologist I occasionally engage in some psychologically oriented activities such as attending psychic conventions…oops…I mean, psychological conferences.  And it is at moments like those that I wonder about my chosen vocation. I elected to become a psychologist. I pursued it. I tested for it. There was no coercion involved and the decision was made of my own free will.  I left my lawyer path to ride the waves of the self. Can you tell I am writing this while sipping a Mai Tai on the western shore of Oahu? I am on a nice beach in Hawaii because I ran as far as possible from the convention area in Waikiki where…

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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