5 Celebrities Who Are Interested in Psychology

Taking an interest in how the human mind works, these 5 celebrities have all revealed that they’re interested in psychology. Some enjoy learning about it as a fun hobby, while others are more serious about it and say that if they weren’t famous, they would have liked to have become a psychologist. Some are specifically interested in child psychology and find it very interesting to learn about.

Simon Cowell

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Westlife’s Mark Feehily revealed that Simon is interested in psychology and has lots of books on the subject in his office: “He’s a very interesting person to talk to. He’s got a big side of him that’s interested in psychology. You kind of go into his office and there’s books on psychology. He’s a business man and business men need to know all of that sort of stuff.”

Kelly Rowland
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Kelly has been interested in child psychology and would love to study it: “I love kids and I feel that young people need someone to talk to. There’s so much going on with this new generation, they’re being exposed to so much stuff. They have so many questions and sometimes feel they can’t talk to anybody.”

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese says that if she wasn’t an actress, she would love to have become a psychologist: “I would be some sort of doctor or psychologist. Maybe a child psychologist. I love kids, and it would be great to be able to help them with their problems.”

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Singer Jamelia would have studied child pschyology if she hadn’t landed a record deal: “A child psychologist. This is what I wanted to do before I was offered my record deal. It’s important to inspire children.”

Audrina Patridge
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Audrina has always been interested in the subject: “When I was younger I wanted to be a psychologist. But acting happened. I had to choose between going to college and trying to be a psychologist or moving to LA and trying to be an actress. Acting won out.”

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