Graduate Student Researcher at Case Western Reserve University
about 2 years ago
I think this depends on the school where you obtained your undergraduate degree. Some schools focus on teaching lecture material relevant to Psychology. I would say the greatest preparation for me were my lab classes and those in research methods. These classes helped me understand the research process and prepare me to meet the expectations of the program. Though interesting findings in Psychology do come up in conversation and it is fun to remember which class I first learned the fun fact in- the most helpful courses were those applied classes that prepared me to be a researcher.
The more general psychology classes were most helpful in deciding which topics were interesting.