idgy24 Posted August 11, 2014 Share Posted August 11, 2014 Hey everyone! I am planning to apply to clinical PhD programs for fall 2015. I have been looking around at schools, and seeing what school would be the best fit for me. The problem is, while doing this, I started to question which way I should be going. Here's the situation: I have very specific interests in Schizophrenia and neuropsychology. Ideally I would like to do research on the brain structures, neurotransmitters, and maybe grey matter, and other things in the brain that may be involved in Schizophrenia. I also would like to take that information and then apply it to how it affects cognition, perception, and social interactions. I am interested in those who have a genetic predisposition, those in their first psychotic break, and the progression of the illness in those who have multiple psychoses, and those who don't. This is just very broad; I will obviously narrow it down over time. Upon looking around, I have found some websites/professors who have told me that neuropsychology would be the best way for me to go, some telling me that clinical is the way to go, and some telling me something about biological psychology. I have no idea anymore how I should proceed. Clinical initially drew my attention because it allows me to obtain my license to practice, so I will have options if I find that I do not like research/academia. Does anyone know if I'm on the right path? Do I need to think about a different program? Are there differences between clinical PhD programs and Neuropsychology PhD programs? Any help and guidance that someone could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for the help!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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