Still ignoring the change in character though. THIS Barbara is interested in psychology, not predominantly computers. THIS Barbara went the lengths to get an actual college degree in psychology based on said interest, and this is a hard field to get into, take it from a licensed therapist. One wouldn't toss out all the insurmountable TIME that is required of this field to just then start teaching about something that is completely unrelated, it makes no sense. THIS Barbara ISN'T the last one from Pre-Flashpoint.
Although I will say it's up to the writer Gail Simone to start to show the readers more about this choice so some don't default in expectation to traits from prior to the reboot.