I got an BA (Hons.) [that's 4 years], and in order to qualify to join the BPS, the regulatory body for psychology, I had to do modules in quantitative and qualitative methods; experimental design and scientific method; perception and cognition; logic and reasoning; developmental psychology; neuroanatomy and neurobiology; and clinical and abnormal psychology. No meditation. No healing. No 'mystic crystal revelations'.
They now do a BSc [that's 3 years] in psychology, but you need the 4 years and all the module boxes ticked in years 3 and 4 in order to qualify for BPS membership. Psychologist is a reserved title, unlike psychotherapist. You don't register with the BPS, you ain't a psychologist (I'm still not one, though).
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.