Those halcyon days in my high school years were the most important events in my life in terms of choosing my career. I have always said that I want to help people in the medical field in any type of way in order to use the acumen within me, but psychology just stuck out to me from a life-changing standpoint. I’ve naturally had an affinity with sports such as basketball, football, soccer, etc. I thought to myself how psychology can contribute to sports through research, I found my curiosity in sports psychology. Knowing that time is a finite resource, my senior year, I made the decision to major in psychology at the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University with a bachelor’s degree and then move on to graduate school to earn my master’s degree in sports psychology. Sports psychology is a high demand career with several new opportunities available to research. Trends such as, equality for women psychologists, sports needing more sports psychologists, and psychology having a greater role in nutritional health.Impact of Psychology on Nutritional Health of People
To begin, one of the more important trends is the fair share of equality for women psychologists. The future may look auspicious for women in the psychology field, but statistics prove otherwise. According to Heather Stringer, “women who earn their computer and math doctoral degrees earn an estimate of 84% of the male’s wages” (84). Stringer went on and mentions “those with doctoral psychology degree earn about 77%, 8 percent lower than in 1993” (84). Stringer’s research offers an eclectic mix of information on why fewer women of psychology attain top professorship than men. Stringer reported, “the rate in which women are getting jobs an academic institution increased by 250 while the men decreased by 1,800 between 1995 and 2014” (84).
Even though this is too good to be true, the truth cannot be equivocated as “women will more than likely secure the assistant professor level while men obtain the professor level” (Stringer). All those inequalities involve will lead to the emergence of the Association for Women in Psychology or AWP. Their goals and mission correlate with having a world without sexism and oppression, thus leads to a great support for the well beings of all people. Such chicanery is present in the oppression of women in the psychology field through discrimination of sexuality, age, race, religion, etc. This association won’t back down from their beliefs and will do whatever it takes to eliminate those pernicious effects of inequality.Impact of Psychology on Nutritional Health of People