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philosophy or psychology?

gerrandesquire
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5/22/2011 8:39:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Which on of them would you think to be less time consuming, more easily understandable, and easy to develop opinions on? I need a second subject for a very grueling exam, and we are interviewed at the last stage, so which one of them, do you think, is suitable?
Ragnar_Rahl
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5/22/2011 8:44:18 PM
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Whose philosophy and whose psychology? What sort of exam is it?
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gerrandesquire
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5/22/2011 8:52:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/22/2011 8:44:18 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Whose philosophy and whose psychology? What sort of exam is it?

It's a UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Examination, one a person takes to be an administrative officer, a diplomat, basically every high power job without being a politician.

Philosophy would include: http://www.civilserviceindia.com...

Psychology would include:
http://www.civilserviceindia.com...
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5/22/2011 8:58:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Both of those have a lot of stuff completely irrelevant to any civil sevice duties I ever heard of. :P

Both are very time consuming, the philosophy curriculum has incoherent folk like Kant in it so the psychology one should be a bit faster, although it also has a lesser proportion of irrelevant stuff that's your government's problem and none of yours.
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5/22/2011 9:03:31 PM
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Psychology. Philosophy is a much more difficult subject to understand. For undergraduate majors, philosophy majors tend to do best on the graduate exams, while psychology tend to do very poorly.
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gerrandesquire
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5/22/2011 9:08:20 PM
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At 5/22/2011 8:58:38 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
Both of those have a lot of stuff completely irrelevant to any civil sevice duties I ever heard of. :P

Both are very time consuming, the philosophy curriculum has incoherent folk like Kant in it so the psychology one should be a bit faster, although it also has a lesser proportion of irrelevant stuff that's your government's problem and none of yours.

Ha ha yes. Its all just ' You-have-to-be-a-genius-to-get-in-though-we-don't-need-one.

Thanks a lot though, psychology does seem more useful, all the manipulative stuff would be great help at interviews if i could master it.
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5/22/2011 9:09:21 PM
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The link between psychology and manipulative ability is not nearly what you see in the movies.
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gerrandesquire
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5/22/2011 9:11:36 PM
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At 5/22/2011 9:03:31 PM, darkkermit wrote:
Psychology. Philosophy is a much more difficult subject to understand. For undergraduate majors, philosophy majors tend to do best on the graduate exams, while psychology tend to do very poorly.

Isn't that a little-contradictory?
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5/22/2011 9:17:49 PM
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If you're having to deal with people a lot, psychology would be the best choice. Philosophy in my experience just makes you dislike everyone and their lack of knowledge on anything related to it.
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5/22/2011 10:52:39 PM
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At 5/22/2011 9:11:36 PM, gerrandesquire wrote:
At 5/22/2011 9:03:31 PM, darkkermit wrote:
Psychology. Philosophy is a much more difficult subject to understand. For undergraduate majors, philosophy majors tend to do best on the graduate exams, while psychology tend to do very poorly.

Isn't that a little-contradictory?

Not if the graduate exams are generalized material, and a psychology major, being easier, is poorer preparation for a test of equal difficulty.
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5/22/2011 10:55:55 PM
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They are so closely related.

An understanding in either will enhance your understanding of the other.
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