Nice to find this resource on the internet, I’m in need of advice from knowledgeable people in the field regarding the choice of CogSci Master’s program.
My situation is that I have an undergraduate degree (like a B.A.) in psychology, a major which I never really enjoyed because:
- Psychology as a "survey science" is not interesting to me.
- Theoretically, psychology is a mess, too much "pop science", not enough clarification of the issues.
- I’m not enough adequate/motivated enough to perform in the kind of work psychologists do in clinical, educational or organizational settings.
Anyway, now that i'm done with undergrad, and I found out about CogSci as a parallel-associated-updated field which deals with psychology from a computational basis. I would like to get in a masters where the training in analytical methods, be it computational modeling, statistical analysis or other kinds, is good enough, to have new professional horizons closer to what a computer scientist does.
My current interests are cognitive robotics, behavioral operations management and cognitive economics through as I said mathematical and other analytical methods, which end up having to with Applied Cognitive Science
Given that during my BA I didn't train myself in mathematics enough, would CogSci help develop the relevant skills and change my career perspectives? What programs would you recommend which are strong in this sense?