jakem Posted October 18, 2013 Share Posted October 18, 2013 I'm getting a little worried about my chances for a PhD program in social psychology. On paper, I think I'm a pretty good applicant. GREs 165-V, 165-Q, 4.5W, and a 3.65 GPA. I have a good amount of research experience, with two published papers (one peer-reviewed journal, one university undergraduate journal), multiple conference presentations (three national, one local), and strong letters of rec from 5 professors I know fairly well, some of whom are very well-known in their subfields. THE PROBLEM IS: none of this is related to social psychology at all. To be honest, I didn't realize until recently that social psych. was what really interested me. I had to try out a few clinical and behavioral labs before I came to that realization, so all my research is in clinical and behavioral analysis. I have letters of rec from biology professors, psychology professors, even a lit professor - just no social psychologists. To add to this, I'm not even a psychology major. I'm a double major in cognitive science and anthropology. Worst of all, I have no class experience in social psychology. TL;DR - Will schools shaft me because I so little experience in my subfield? Or will my extensive experience in general sciences and cultural studies (anthropology) be enough? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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