The perspective of psychology students on the areas of psychology

Authors

  • Vinh-Long Tran-Chi Faculty of Education, Thu Dau Mot University, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam and Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Thien-Ly Duong-Vo Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Gia-Phuoc Tran-Thien Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Bao-Tran Nguyen-Duong Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Thuy-Trinh Ngo-Thi Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Abstract

: Perception is defined as the result of an awareness process about phenomena, things (living animals, plants, or humans), connections between objects by activities including noticing, observing, differentiating, and acknowledging. A recent study was conducted to investigate the undergraduate’s perception of areas of psychology. This research used the Vietnamese version of the Scale of Interests by Areas of Psychology (EIAPsi), including ten subscales to survey 252 psychology students (57 males and 195 females) from four universities in Vietnam. The findings showed significant effects of university and major on psychology undergraduate’s perception of areas of psychology. Students majoring in Counseling and Clinical Psychology had more general knowledge about the functions and roles of Clinical and Health Psychology and Neuropsychology than other undergraduates. Industrial and Organizational Psychology students had more general knowledge about Organizational Psychology than students in other majors.

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Published

2021-09-01