Psychological View on Philosophy- A Doctorates Touch

Democritus, a Greek philosopher declared that understanding the world is the only rational approach to live in a state of happiness. This truly expresses the authentic philosophy of psychology. Psychology has led mankind into a new dimension of progress. It has helped us understand and resolve our global issues of health. Clinical psychology has provided us with practical solutions for pressing issues like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity and more. On the other hand, philosophy serves the inner world of mankind as they live through their individual, insights, crises and awakenings. Philosophy is about understanding more than what we really are as humans. It is about connecting with something more magnificent than our mortal selves. Philosophy creates an urge within us to embrace the mystery that surrounds us. Philosophy is the knowledge that is inaccessible to the logical mind, which can only be comprehended through contemplation and helps mankind union with the divine in such an extraordinary way. Nature is stunning in its complexity; from atoms to cells to butterflies to stars. All natural forms are built on the interactions among its basic material constituents and the forces that unite them and destroy them. However, we know precious little. Our knowledge is limited, and the scale of our global problems is too massive to be solved by psychology alone. Thus, we need an integrated approach of philosophy and psychology. Psychology begins with contemplation, the mysterious though process. Philosophy makes arguments about what people think, why they think, why they behave and interact in the way they do. Surprisingly, all of the previous questions also fall in the domain of psychology. Thus, consciousness needs the structure of the scientific method as is evident in psychology. And, the study of psychology heavily draws on the wisdom of individual consciousness or precisely philosophy to deal with global problems. Quite presumably psychology has its origins...

Tips to select the right doctoral program

The journey of completing doctoral program is an exciting and challenging experience. During this long journey you discover your hidden talents, develop new skills and build lifelong relationships. It is important that you select the right doctoral program, to ensure successful completion of the degree. Your goal The doctorate program that you are selecting should be aligned to your career. It should facilitate you reaching the goal of your life. If you are interested in pursuing a career in research along with a career in teaching, then choose a program that focuses in the academic side of research. But, if you want to pursue your career with industry, then look for topics which you need to work in close association with industry. Thus, your motivation for doing Phd will influence the nature of program that you choose. Area of research The right doctorate program will also depend on filed you are interested in. Doctoral degree requires many years of thorough research of the subject, thus it is essential that you choose a topic which interest you. Moreover, the topics should have ample study material which will help you make a solid foundation for the research. Funding Funding is yet another important aspect that you should consider while selecting the research topic. You can get grants and scholarship for your research. If you are enrolling to a full-time doctoral program, then you will receive scholarship, but if you plan to do a part-time research then, you should consider applying for scholarships. Time commitment Doctoral program requires a minimum of 4 years of commitment which can extend to many more years depending upon your research result. Before opting of a doctoral program, think if you are willing to invest a time span of 4 to 6 years of your career in earning a PhD...

The importance of letters of recommendation for PhD enrolment

Getting into a PhD program is tough. There is intense competition since the number of candidates is many and the number of seats is few. It therefore becomes important for every candidate to put his best foot forward and make sure that his qualifications shine when his application is reviewed by the university. Every university wants only the best students, so the applicants have to make sure that they prove themselves to be worthy of that level. In this regard a letter of recommendation can go a long way in helping the cause of the student and his application to the university’s PhD program. Here are the reasons why this letter is so important. When previous teachers write a letter of recommendation for the students, it is an affirmation that they have great faith in the abilities of the students and they trust them to do well in their future academic aspirations. It tells that the university board that the students have done well in their previous academic endeavours and those who were responsible for teaching them were impressed sufficiently enough to write such glowing words about the students. The letters of recommendation are normally only written by those who have a good standing in the field, and whose name goes a long way in academic circles. The fact that a person of repute recognizes the students and has good words to say about them is often a tick mark for many universities and it tells them that the students they are enrolling in their PhD program is strong and responsible academically. One of the points the points to remember is that only letters of recommendation from reputed academicians is of any value. Letters from small time teachers will not mean anything. Universities are always looking for the best, and this goes for the letters of recommendation offered to...

Tips for a Good Mentor-Mentee Relation

Although our parents are first mentors during our childhood, as days progress we all need a good mentor who has more practical experience and who can guide us in building and growing our career. A mentor helps his mentee by observing, assesses him/her and later improves his skills and abilities. There is no loss or personal gains in this relationship and it should be more constructive. A good mentor can play many roles like guide, coach, adviser, sponsor, supporter and role model also. For any successful relation proper care must be taken and necessary steps needs to be followed. Some of the necessary tips for a good mentor-mentee relationship are: Both the mentor and the mentee must be aware and have a common view of their roles. The communication must be open and transparent. Share your ideas, goals and your future plans with the mentor for a better guidance and support. Define your expectations, roles, responsibilities and review your expectations. Maintain constant contact through any means of communication like email, phone, chatting etc. Be honest and make things clear to each other. Both mentor and mentee must be reliable to each other and must have constant communication. Always stay positive and be optimistic about each other. Develop a plan and establish short and long term goals. A good mentor must be patient, honest, accessible and open minded. Mentees must be well organized, be proactive, appreciate and respect their mentors.   With a successful mentoring mentees learn and grow and become stronger and influential. All mentoring relations must have good communication along with trust, confidence and patience to become successful. Any success requires time and is also same with the mentor-mentee...

Getting A Doctorate With A Difference

A Psy.D, or a doctorate in Psychology, is quite an exclusive line of education. Breaking away from general notions of a doctorate, this academic course has proven to be quite useful in today’s world of increasing stress. PhD PsyD Edd is a portal dedicated to imparting beneficial knowledge on all that is involved in getting a doctorate in Psychology. This portal will help you get to know what you can expect if you choose this line of study as well as what would be involved in completing it successfully. Following the right career path is possible only with the right information, and this portal is a great place at which to stop...

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