Originally Posted by psych844
Obv its a generalization but that's not how I thought about it. I think males look to fields where they can be wealthy and succesful (not neccesarily based on interest) and I think women care more about doing something they feel passionate about and less so about money. Of course this is just an opinion.
And yeah, those stats are closer then I thought they were.
Sorry to respond in a somewhat hostile manner. I think I misinterpreted you because of your use of the word "girl" in the thread title. It's a fairly diminutive way to refer to adult women who have often gone through 10 years of post-secondary education.
I doubt you would post a thread titled, "How does it feel to be in a boy dominated profession?
Anyway, that aside, I think the gender disparity in the field is something to consider and potentially address. Many individuals feel more comfortable with male therapists, but they are few and far between. Psychology was once a field dominated by men, but now it seems to have gone to the opposite extreme.
One possibility is that psychology is a science/social science that, because of the subject matter, wasn't as inaccessible to women as many other scientific fields. Maybe psychology is just the first frontier, and soon us women will have conquered all of the fields! (Joking. That is definitely less than ideal.)