I find myself repeatedly using these two expressions;

"I'm into Psychology" or "I'm interested in Psychology"

but cannot think of other ways to deliver the same meaning.

What other expressions people in US/UK use?

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    How formal a term do you want? Every decade seems to produce new slang for this concept. – Jasper Aug 17 at 7:21
  • @Jasper - Indeed. I mean, conceivably we could say, "Psychology floats my boat," but I would never recommend such a dated idiom to a learner. – J.R. Aug 17 at 8:55
  • @J.R. That idiom isn't really dated, is it? – userr2684291 Aug 17 at 13:04
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    @userr2684291 - Maybe not dated per se, but in this context, I think it would sound corny and out of place. – J.R. Aug 17 at 15:08

Fascinated or Intrigued are two that I can think of off the top of my head.

"I'm fascinated by Psychology." or "Psychology fascinates me."


"I'm intrigued by Psychology." or "Psychology intrigues me."


You can say 'I am crazy about psychology' to mean you have great interest in the subject.

2 informal Extremely enthusiastic.
‘I'm crazy about Cindy’
[in combination] ‘a football-crazy bunch of boys’
‘And you were crazy about him, too, once, remember?’
‘I like the melody of the acoustic guitar here, but I'm not crazy about the fact that it's acoustic guitar or that it's put with those other instruments.’
‘No wonder some kids aren't so crazy about books.’

(Oxford Dictionary of English)

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    As an added benefit, it's somewhat punny/self-referential. – Hellion Aug 17 at 18:29

I'm passionate about psychology


Psychology is my passion

are also options.

To me, the latter expression seems to emphasize that psychology is your MAIN topic of interest, so it may or may not be appropriate based on your situation.


How about something as simple as the verb to like?

I like psychology.

After all, that's what you most often hear people say about things they're interested in. For instance, a person might say "I like math" (or maths, if you're British) to let you know that they like studying mathematics.

Another possible way to express the idea of being interested in something, I think, would be the expressions to be enthusiastic about something and to be a something enthusiast. For example:

I'm enthusiastic about psychology.

I'm a psychology enthusiast.

So, when you say that you're a math enthusiast, for example, it usually implies that you do mathematics on a, sort of, semi-professional level, but one thing is certain about you—doing mathematics is probably not your main source of income. In other words, you're not a professionally-trained mathematician.


Or you can say:

I am obsessed with Psychology

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