In the spirit of the day, I thought I’d put out this
Warning to Potential Significant Others:
If you are thinking of dating a first-year school psychology graduate student….
- You will be asked to act like a 10-year old on numerous occasions.
- You will not see your partner/significant other during the following times: mid-terms, finals, the annual NASP conference, before the first year exam, and Sunday nights.
-You will most likely be recruited to take multiple cognitive and visual- motor assessments.
- You will encounter exhaustion and crankiness on Monday nights.
- You will be invited to lots of potlucks and cook-outs. If you are a guy, you will be outnumbered by smart women. Lots of ‘em.
- You will hear too many stories about quirky, funny, difficult, and/or complicated children. You may start to believe you know them, even though you actually don’t.
- You will not be invited to the annual holiday party. It’s not really a party, and it’s not really held on a holiday.
- You will start to feel like you, too, deserve a degree in school psychology. Probably you do.
- You may spend Valentine’s Day quizzing your partner on vocabulary terms from psychopathology in preparation for a big exam.