Jeb Bush Thinks You Shouldn’t Major in Psychology. Is He Right?

During a recent campaign event in South Carolina, Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush took a shot at psychology majors, suggesting most will not go on to find good jobs after graduating.

“Universities ought to have skin in the game,” the former Florida governor said at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. “When a student shows up, they ought to say ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that’s great, it’s important to have liberal arts … but realize, you’re going to be working a Chick-fil-A.'”

Not surprisingly, Bush’s remarks were widely condemned by those in the psychological community. And many took to social media using the hashtag #thispsychmajor to showcase their professional accomplishments and to discuss the importance of psychology to everyday life.

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