“There’s a cliché answer that you get from a lot of folks who say, ‘Well, I’ve always been interested in people,’ and that is true, but for me I always fan- tasized about being a lawyer when I grew up.” This is how Dr. Nicholas Sibrava explains his choice of career. In fact, he envisioned himself in a courtroom, just like in the movies.
It also explains why this native of Cleveland, Ohio obtained a bachelor’s degree in both criminology and psychology. The psychology part crept up on him while taking some psych courses. “Somewhere along the way I flip-flopped and became more and more interested in understanding people, in understanding psychology on an individual basis. Whereas criminology and sociology understand human behavior from a more macro level.”
Romero, A. 2017. Sibrava studies, teaches about stress and anxiety. College Talk (33):1-1. 30 July 2017. (URL: http://www.aromerojr.net/Publications/986.Sibrava.pdf)