Thursday, September 3, 2009

Psych Major Syndrome

I just now heard about this book: Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson which came out last month. I want to read it, it looks cute!

From Amazon:

Using the skills you've learned so far in Introduction to Psychology, please write a brief self-assessment describing how things are going in your freshman year. Presenting Concerns: The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards, not Rorschach blots).

Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.

Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?

Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who's badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and mentoring a middle-school-aged girl who thinks Patient is, in a word, naive. Diagnosis: Psych Major Syndrome


  1. Dammit, I had a similar idea for a book while I was doing my psych major!! *sigh* Never mind I'll just read this one instead :)

  2. OMG, that looks so good. Especially since I majored in Psych for my undergrad, now I have to read this!

  3. Oooh, I love the trailer! I just ordered this from Borders a couple of days ago when I saw Jay Asher mention it on his blog, and I'm pretty stoked about it. Hurry, Borders!!!

  4. The trailer looks so good! I really need to read that book!


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