The definition of psychology is as follows: “The scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.”(Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, 1828) There are many fields of psychology an individual can go into, whether its clinical, forensic, or otherwise Psychology is a very broad field of scientific study that affects many aspects of our lives. There are people who study this science in schools, hospitals, private practices and more. This science also interests me as well. I have already taken psychology in my junior year, and I am currently taking AP psychology in order to gain some credits for college. The study fascinates me; the reason being that it explains our behavior and what makes us different from any other species on this planet. It goes in-depth of the analysis of humans’ greatest accomplishments and lowest behaviors. It turns our
The most interesting nature about becoming a psychologist is learning about all the different mental disorders, how people think, and finding a solution to their problem. The educational requirements needed to become a psychologist are a doctoral degree and license. I plan to meet these requirements by achieving my doctoral degree and doing internships to receive my license. The two upper division courses in my major are PSY 3100- Developmental Psychology and PSY 4370- Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology. These courses will be useful in this field because “PSY 3100 provides an overview of the empirical evidence regarding physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes that occur from conception to death and PSY 4370 introduces
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Good jobs for psychology majors are available for those who have earned a bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree. Psychology courses train individuals to work effectively with others, conduct tests and assessments and correct behavioral problems. There are opportunities for psychology majors to work in clinics, schools, early childhood centers, business, health clinics, hospitals and correctional institutions.
I maintain that psychology was created for mental disorder, but we understand that in life comes changes that we never thought would happen as an accident or a genetic disorder of birth, so we know that having the basic knowledge in psychology would help you to perform better your work As an Occupational
Psychology is a subject that has and continues to fascinate me throughout my life. To be able to understand how the mind works would be an invaluable experience for me as it is something in which I have always had a passion for. I have first hand experience with helping people through their issues by trying to envision their personal perspective of the problem and then suggesting possible strategies to overcome these issues, as well as giving advice. During my academic life, I have developed a strong interest in science especially biology. Over time human biology has fascinated me the most which sparked interest in topics such as neuroscience, criminology and psychopathology. In order to expand upon my knowledge on the subject of psychology,
Prior to pursuing the career of a PA I focused my undergraduate studies on neuropsychology research. I was fortunate to begin my studies at the University of Michigan, which is among the nation’s top research universities. My strengths of understanding the research process and carrying out a research project were developed through my courses and work experiences. Many of my psychology courses required me to read and analyze research articles. Other courses, such as Observational Methods, required me to design and perform an experiment, write the research article, and present the experiment results. In addition to my courses, my strengths of data collection and processing were developed through my experiences. As a research assistant (RA) at
Understanding humans and the brain is a passion of mine that I've been striving for for a very long time. I struggle with depression and it's one of the hardest things that I deal with on a daily basis and it constantly heads my curiosity about the human psyche and I would like to help others who struggle with it as much as I do and to figure out why it occurs the way it does. Also, mental disorders have run in my family for years and I found that my interest in psychology would help families like my own. I've also taken plenty of psychology classes at my high school and even before high school. I have volunteered at hospitals and worked with my aunt, who works for DHS, and I've noted the various situations that can completely alter someone's life and psychology analyzes those situations and provides those people with an escape. I want to be able to provide people with that very change that improves their lives. I truly want the best for everyone and I know that that sounds cliche but I care so much about others. I don't want others to feel alone or sad, like I sometimes feel. I want everyone to have someone to talk to, or just be there during not only hard times, but also good
I am interested in studying the relation between the brain, Children behaviors and their psychological processes. As a clinical psychologist, I ultimately would like to work in a hospital setting to evaluate and treat victims of stroke, head injury and other neuropsychological problems for one. As a Child psychologist I hope to be helping children cope with school, life, and major problems and disturbances that they may have to deal with at home. The classes that I plan on taking in the future will be classes that will point me in these direction and area of study. I want the classes that I will take to promote an atmosphere of learning and understanding. I don’t want to sit in a class because I have to get a certain amount of credit hours to graduate. I like being engaged in the classes that I take and see how these classes will help me in my master’s program and
Having enjoyed psychology-related activities in both the academic and community settings, it is with enthusiasm that I pursue a career in clinical psychology. An important part of this pursuit is attending graduate school. In order to obtain the necessary knowledge and to define my areas of interest, I wish to enroll in a doctoral program in clinical psychology.