Spotlight on New Adult Literature: Psych Major Syndrome

Summary from Goodreads:

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.


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3 Responses to "Spotlight on New Adult Literature: Psych Major Syndrome"

  • I read this book last year. I wouldn’t call it adult necessarily, even the protagonist is starting college. It’s a fun book.

    1 Sarah said this (December 6, 2011 at 11:42 AM)


    2 Jen said this (December 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM)

  • UGH, I don’t know that this one sounds like it’s for me. I might take a pass.

    3 Michelle said this (December 7, 2011 at 4:52 AM)