In Konstanz recently I couldn’t help notice two whole racks of psychology-related magazines in the shop at the station. Perhaps they’re confused being on the border with Switzerland. Is it a coincidence that so many psychologists have come from this part of the world?
Sadly for many graduates today this is a little too near the truth. In the UK very few (about 7%) of psychology graduates become professional psychologists, a fact which often comes as a shock to undergraduates. In the past few years Psychology Degree courses have grown in number faster than any other subject and the market is now flooded with psychology graduates. Some courses are not even accredited by the BPS which has major ramifications for anyone wanting to train as a psychologist.