Are there any Robots here who have a doctorate? I'm considering getting a doctorate in psychology but I'm not sure if it's worth it.
Yes, I have one of those. If you want to hide in the shadows, there are ways of doing that in research, but the main caveat is that you'll have to find a manager-type to attach yourself to. If you want to actually pose and follow a research agenda of your own, you'll find it's primarily a social exercise. Also you need to be at least somewhat comfortable with public speaking; it's possible to reduce the number of talks you give, but it may not be possible to give none at all.
I have a doctorate in pharmacology. Its pretty based they kind of let you hang out and just do whatever as long as you get work done once in a while. Still I have to live in New Jersey and I hate the cunts who have to work here bcuz omg we need moar women in STEM.
Working towards one in economics
Researching is the ultimate robot occupation (other than being a sad-fuck NEET): you get to choose your own hours almost entirely, limited human contact, get to aspie out over subjects, etc.
i have a D.Sci in High Energy Physics. it has largely been a wall ornament and hasn't helped me at all other than being a neat conversation piece. i get 10 times the mileage from my MS C.Eng and various certificates and lesser degrees.
i do have a friend who did the psychology thing and apparently it's an enormous amount of interaction with people to conduct your research and devise reasonable experiments and theories.
Of course it's worth it.
You could be self-employed, independent (no HR department with crazy feminists that want to fire you!) and since more and more people are getting crazy, you'll have a good job as a psychologist.
What are you going to specialize in. What was your undergrad/primary course of study?
Research wise,interesting shit only happens in military or intelligence agencies
Apa no longer sanctions studies on torture.
Cognitive psych is pretty much neuroscience now.
Developmental and psychotherapy maybe either the best fit or the worst fit for a frog poster.
They also recently cameout with a psy D as well.
I decided against pursuing one in philosophy even though I qualified and had a prof behind me.
The doctorate is very hard if you have an ingrained procrastinating mindset and secondly, how well you manage your tenure track also depends on things like networking and socializing. I kind of burnt out trying to get all those people to know me and like me enough to vouch for my doctorate proposal and I already was so done. So I didn't apply in the end. Found a job, became a wagecuck with a boss that tells me exactly what to do when. Not sure I'm happier though, but it's easier.
double master here. been considering it for a good while but i realized it's not enough bang for a buck.as for doctorate in psychology - well think about how much you can achieve with it. if you think it's worth it or that it would pay off go for it. cant say more than that