In my point of view, the second semester of psychology has been full of very interesting challenges. On the technology area, the research work of statistics that my group and I are be doing during all the semester, have been quite a challenge in what involves the knowledge of a very complicated PC program calls SPSS. This program could be very useful in the future if I decide to go for the psychometric area. This area of psychology involves all the tests, questionnaires and scales that therapists use to know what is the pathology, issue or anything that the psychologist want to know. Nevertheless, this area is watched for many people like a complement of a psychologically therapy, rejecting the psychometric as a way of treat a person, because for many psychologists this method cannot understand a person in all of his dimensions.
In what concerns to the social matters, the psychology has a lot to say. This is the reason why this career has an area called Social Psychology. This area works very close to the social assistants, and even sociologists. The social psychology tries to have a more collective or social way to look and understand the human issues. Understanding the social context of those persons and from there, work with the individual human being. However, this area is watched for a few as an intromission in the social context, because the “traditional” and basic characteristic of this discipline was that is centered in one person, without paying attention of the social context that he/she belongs. But as the years pass, more students of psychology get interested in this more social area of the psychology, as well as this area is getting more important in the majority of the countries.
Finally, in the education area, the Psychology is much known in this area, especially in the University of Chile, here, a lot of the psychology teachers develop the educational psychology and have lot of projects and investigations centered in recover the public education and to finish with the big gap between private and public schools. Considering this huge problem, the developing and improving of the educational area in this discipline is, in my point of view, one of the biggest challenges that the we as future psychologists cannot leave behind.