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If a student is majoring in Psychology, but knows as much about painting and sculpture as someone who is majoring in art history, do you think that this is an obsession?

Asked by takidavaki306 (82points) April 21st, 2010

I am a Psychology major, but I also love art, especially Renaissance painting and French impressionism. I want to know as much as possible about it.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I think that’s great :)

janbb's avatar

I think it’s great to have wide interests and a love of many disciplines. Why put it down?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Just multi-talented. My lady was a psychologist who could just as easily been a commericially successful artist.

Jharty89's avatar

Nothing wrong at all, its good to love different things. I also love psychology and art, and therefore I’m going to become an art therapist :]

YARNLADY's avatar

Diversity is the spice of life.

anartist's avatar

Sounds like a dual major to me—or a specialty in art therapy. :-)))

janbb's avatar

I have a good friend on here who was an art historian for many years and is now studying psychology. It’s great to have two strings in your bow.

takidavaki306's avatar

I paint as a hobby. I also enjoy reading books about art, and visiting museums. I love Italian Renaissance art and French impressionism.

SeventhSense's avatar

Sounds great but maybe you’re missing your calling. Follow your overriding passion…

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

Sounds like a passion to me – not an obsession! I’m a digital art student, but I also love taking voice lessons, learning about marine science, and speaking Spanish and Japanese. It’s great that you have lots of interests – being single-minded is kinda boring, don’t you think?

Cruiser's avatar

Sounds like you love what you are doing and doing what you love! Good for you!

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Obsession is when you spend time in art galleries at the expense of your studying. Are you flunking out?

If not, the correct term would be that you are is a devotee of the arts.

Here’s wishing you make lots of money as a psychologist and donate it to fund performing arts in a public elementary school.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

That’s why colleges offer minor degrees.
Or you could double major.
If you’re passionate about something, ignore your passion at your own peril.

takidavaki306's avatar

I am doing well in Psychology. I have a 3.3 GPA. Would have been a 4.0 if I studied all the time. This semester, I am taking courses in abnormal psychology, biopsychology, and statistics. I live in New York, and go to the Metropolitan Museum often. I like to paint landscapes, nature, and animals. I traveled to Italy and Spain, and I visited the museums there. My favorite painters are Michelangelo, Rafael, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Goya, and El Greco.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Perhaps you need to focus on the psychological effects of humanities and the arts on human development.

YARNLADY's avatar

@PandoraBoxx very good comparison – devotion vs obsession

evandad's avatar

It could be. So what?

takidavaki306's avatar

I don’t think that I’m obsessed with art. I am doing well in my psychology courses, and I am not thinking about art all day long. I just have other interests outside of school.

anartist's avatar

@takidavaki306 it is so good that you do. Studying psychology without other life experiences to enhance your perspective might limit your achievements. It’s good to be well-rounded.

Carol's avatar

Do you think its reasonable to go through life with only one arrow in your quiver?
What do two interests have to do with obsession?
Can you walk and chew gum at the same time?

JaneraSolomon's avatar

You might enjoy learning the word “polymath” if you’re not already familiar with it.

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