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Psychology Career

by Lily__XD Posted 5th Aug 2012 at 10:53 PM - Updated 17th Nov 2012 at 9:56 PM by Lily__XD
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This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I promised this career to someone a very long time ago - I don't know if they're still waiting but considering I had some spare time on my hands...

First and foremost to run this mod, and all other custom careers you will need Twallans Custom Career Mod found here: - You need to download the base-mod to make this career work.

Languages this comes in now thanks to various people:
Spanish (& Mexican)

The Psychology career can be found at the hospital and centers around the logic, writing (for writing reports) and painting (if only there was still a creativity skill) skills. Your sim will be expected to spend a lot of time on these skills and build them high, as psychology is a tough career path in real life!

The career has all the usual tones plus two custom ones which allow you to skill up at work, called Study Textbook and Write Reports.

The career also has a set of 8 Custom Opportunities which I won't describe but will name so you can guess if you want to: The Ice Cream Theory, An Apple A Day, Inceptioned, Keeping Tabs, Kiss Ass, Psychotic Psychologists, Round Up Patients and the creatively named, Deliver Documents.

Here are the levels:
Joining Text
Do you ever find yourself wondering what others are thinking? Well, we don't claim to teach you how to read minds but a job in the Psychology field will certainly give you a deeper understanding of the Sim's mind.

Guidance Counsellor - Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri, $20/hour, 9am-3pm
Coupled with a fascination of the mind, your desire to help other Sims makes a career in psychology ideal for you. At this level you’re only going to be directing sims to classes or listening to people moan about their jobs, but displaying your understanding and empathy will get you noticed by your higher ups. Dreary hours await you. Remember this though; service with a smile will help your patients feel better, and just might put you on the fast track to med-school!

Psychology Student – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri , $24/hour, 9am-3pm
Helping Sims with their basic day-to-day problems was a highly useful step of your training. You now understand why people feel things, but how can they? As a psychology student you’ll learn all about how the brain works, diseases of the mind and medications to counter them. Long hours of studying will be essential seeing as the brain is a highly complex organ that will take a lot of logic to get your head around..

Psychology Intern – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri, $27/hour, 8am-6pm
With a diploma in your hand and good will in your heart you can finally set off into the working world of Psychology – or so you think! Now that you’re on a hospital ward you’ll finally get some hands on knowledge of Psychological diseases and their role in everyday life. Helping your superior diagnose and care for their patients is something you’ve been dreaming of, but in reality you’re more likely to be typing up reports for the boss. Let’s face it, what else are Interns for?

Health Psychologist – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri, $40/hour, 9am-5pm
Congrats! Your boss obviously thinks you’re ready to begin your rotations. Or maybe he just got sick of you following him around… Either way, your step into Health Psychology means you’re beginning to be trusted. Left to your own devices you’ll have to interview patients and assess their behaviour before reporting back to your superiors. Your reports will be essential as a basis to a recovery plan for your patients, so raising your writing skill is recommended.

Developmental Psychologist – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri, $72/hour, 9am-4pm
In your previous jobs, you’ll undoubtedly have wondered what makes us who we are? Assessing children in the Child Psychology unit will give you a deeper understanding of how our childhood affects the adult we grow in to. On the other hand, some of the illnesses you witness on this rotation may shock you. But helping people is what this is all about. Raising your Painting Skill will help you to think of creative ways to help your young patients with as much light-heartedness and patience as possible.

Social Psychologist – Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri, $100/hour, 9:30am-4pm
After the horrors of the Psych ward you’ll surely be glad to take your turn in the research facility. Remember this is a key part of your career. The research that you conduct at this stage will give you a better understanding of what makes us tick, so remember to tick all of your bosses boxes; Observation, creativity and (you guessed it) writing up your results will help you progress in your new research environment.

Forensic Psychologist – Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri, $185/hour, 9am-5pm
When they were young, most Sims dreamed of becoming James Bond but you pretty much gave up that dream when you entered Medical School. Yet here you are – trying to get inside a criminal's mind! Of course, you’ll spend more time trying to help the criminals than capture them. You should be sure of your judgements when writing reports to the court, and maybe one day you’ll help a recovering shoplifter instead of imprisoning them.

Clinical Psychologist – Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri, $210/hour, 10am-4pm
Sociopaths? Hypochondriacs? Isn’t that what you’ve been dreaming of? The emotionally disturbed is your speciality! As a Clinical Psychologist it’s pretty much diagnosis all day long but now you’re into the big stuff. With years of assessing your patients under your belt this shouldn’t be too much of an issue, but remembering all of those fancy terms might be less of a doddle…

Experimental Psychologist – Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri, $230/hour, 10am-2:30pm
Sometimes the only way to understand something is to open it up and take a look. Of course, with the mind this is easier said than done. Your work in the hospital has allowed you to understand what makes us tick, but from your new position in the labs you can devise your own experiments. Do monkeys smoke because it’s sociable? Do sheep remember the image of their own face? Who knows?

Professor of Psychology – Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri, $302/hour, 10am-2pm
You’ve seen and done it all now and the hospital directors have obviously noticed – they’ve picked you to try and whip those new Interns into shape. Imparting your wisdom on those who are following in your footsteps should be no trouble with all that experience under your belt. Let’s just hope they’re as enthusiastic as you were!

Language Localization
As I am not fluent in any language other than English all games, no matter of region will display English text. I will upload the strings in the comments section and if you wish to translate all you have to do is download the string file, open it in notepad and translate the following:
Do this for the rest of the file and upload the translated strings as an attachment on a comment to this post and I will add them to the career.

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: Some

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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Field Researcher
#2 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 11:21 PM
thank you for your hard work
Test Subject
5th Aug 2012 at 11:27 PM
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Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 11:28 PM
my game is updated to 8.5 the custom careers mod you suggested to download is only updated to 1.36. what do i do?? -_-
Test Subject
#4 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 11:28 PM
Thanks so much! I've been wanting something like this for the longest. Was actually looking for a social worker career with caseworkers and therapists...but this comes close and is awesome, thanks! Now all I need is a construction or builder career...just in case you want to take that one on
Interstellar Traveler
#5 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 11:53 PM
congrats on your first picked upload! I love your careers! Keep at it!
Test Subject
#6 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 12:04 AM
I must say I've been pushing back getting Twallan's career mod because I was worried it would only cause more career related glitches, but I must say this has finally convinced me to get it. I always have my simself in the science career and it never feels quite right as in real life I don't have to garden and fish as a researcher in psychology, I have to think a lot and write up reports. This is absolutely perfect, thank you so much
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 12:57 AM
Yay! Thank you!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 1:53 AM
I love this! I'm going to download it. But my only thing is, you spelled Consellor wrong, it would be Counselor. I'm sure it was just a simple mistake.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 2:59 AM

"Counsellor" is the British spelling, whereas "Counselor" would be American. They're both correct, depending upon where you're from.

Anyway, nice looking mod, Lily. It looks like you put a lot of work into it. I'll definitely have to give this a try sometime!
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator THANKS POST
#10 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 4:51 AM
Fantastic job! It's awesome that you not only included custom tones but opportunities as well. If I have ever been tempted to download a custom career, it is now.
Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 5:39 AM
Yes! Finally! Now my Sims can be more like Dr. Spencer Reid!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 7:49 AM
Thanks for your hard work! I'm waiting for the strings to make the translation to spanish
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 7:51 AM
I LOVE THIS i always wanted to become a psychologist but my Sims me couldn't so i was like really bummed so THANK YOU SOOO MUCH and just a request if your not too busy could you possible make a modelling career???
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 8:02 AM
Originally Posted by iheartroxxiahh
my game is updated to 8.5 the custom careers mod you suggested to download is only updated to 1.36. what do i do?? -_-

8.5 is the version for Generations!! 1.36 is the version of the base game, and the version that cares. I recommend you to update the base game to 1.36. You can use the launcher or download the .exe of the patch.

Before updating the game to 1.36 "install" careers mod and only after that install this mod.
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 8:37 AM
Hooray!! thank you very much!
Test Subject
#16 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 11:07 AM
Thanks, this is something I was waiting for a long time.
Test Subject
#17 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 2:05 PM
I have 14.0.48 will this patch be compatible with your mod plus additional mod for the career
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 2:05 PM
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments, glad you appreciate this

@iheartroxxiahh - If you hover over the little base game icon in the lower left hand corner of the launcher it'll tell you what version of the base game you have and you should download the corresponding version of the NRaas Careers Mod.

Okay, translation:
If you wish to translate all you have to do is download the string file, open it in notepad and translate the following:
Do this for the rest of the file and upload the translated strings as an attachment on a comment and I will add them to the career.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar LilyXD_Psych_Strings_ENG.rar (6.8 KB, 151 downloads)

Google has the answers. Not me.
Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 2:14 PM Last edited by tigercat2007 : 6th Aug 2012 at 2:28 PM.
ok here are numbers I read from the bottom left hand corner from launcher
14.0.48 017001 now I don't really understand any of this could you help me plaese as I am lost do you mean the first two sets of number or three sets of numbers that are the patch version
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 4:54 PM
this is really great. Thanks soo much!!! :]
#21 Old 6th Aug 2012 at 8:22 PM
This looks great; thanks for making it!
Test Subject
#22 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 1:35 AM
heck yes!!! I'm taking psychology as my major in college right now and am absolutely thrilled to see this!!
Test Subject
#23 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 2:55 AM
<3 it maybe could you also create a teacher for collages like for example, instructor, professors, chairman, deans, Dr. of education or something like that ;0
Test Subject
#24 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 10:54 AM
Thank you so very much for this!!! I am really looking forward to using it!!
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Aug 2012 at 4:18 PM
Default Polish translation
I've made first translation - Polish!

I have to admit that some parts were very hard to translate, some were untranslatable (at least I think so - I'm not professional). I've tried to save as much of the original meaning as I could.

In the end - I think this translation is fine.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar LilyXD_Psych_Strings_PL.rar (6.6 KB, 63 downloads)
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