I have always been curious to know why people did certain things and behaved the way they did. I was that curious child, asking my parents question after question. Eventually my parents decided to stop answering my questions; this left me with no other option but to use my imagination. I enjoy observing people, when I see people cry, fight or be happy, I always wonder what triggered those emotions and why some people were more emotional than others. To this day, these curiosities run through my mind. When I was a little bit older, I discovered that there was a field dedicated to the study of the mind and behavior and that field is psychology. I have always wanted to study how the body and diseases works so I put two together and made my decisions …show more content…
I believe that perspective plays a vital role to developing good critical thinking, as well as listening and speaking skills. However, just because someone is sociable and is a good thinker does not mean psychiatry is the best field of study to choose for a career, so I had to go deeper in my quest to see if this was the right decision. I decided that my next step was to take a few general psychology courses at my local community college to confirm my interest in psychology. Once I started taking these courses, my interest in psychology grew and I was reassured that psychology was the field I wanted to study. I also took some sciences classes and they ended up being really interesting although they were a lot harder than the psychology classes. I believe Psychiatry isn't just about studying the mind and behavior; it is also an opportunity to help people which I plan to do as a career. I know becoming a psychiatrist isn’t something that can be accomplished easily. I will need to prepared to attend school for a very long time, have motivation, have grit and to have goals set up to which I can …show more content…
I’m already half way to getting my bachelor’s degree. My first half of school was at a community college and now I’m here at San Jose State. I wasn’t the best student in high school so at Chabot I learned how to become a better student. I believe this will get me through the next two years. Passing classes is easier said than done. I need to stay ahead of my classes so I don’t get behind and study for all my classes. After graduating with my bachelor’s in psychology, I plan on taking additional science courses to prepare me for the MCAT. Although it it’ll be ideal to get accepted to a school in California, I plan on applying to schools all over the country. If I don’t get into a school in California it will give me the opportunity to travel and live somewhere else for up to six years which sounds a little scary but at the same time exciting. After completing medical school, I will become a doctor and apply for jobs in
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Psychology is an ever growing field in today’s job field. Psychology comes from the Greek words “psych” meaning soul and “ology” meaning logic, it translates to “the science of the soul” (Ferguson). It was founded by a man named Wilhelm Wundt, he founded experimental psychology which later led to others discovering more in psychology Psychology is both a science and a profession, it is counted as a science because it’s about understanding people's behavior (Ferguson). Psychology is a great and interesting career choice for many generations
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychology includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behavior and cognitive processes. Many people go through troubles every day, some more than others; this might be related to a mental disorder or condition affecting the mind. This is why psychologist are important in society today. They are always working hard to find new medicines and therapy techniques to help make life a lot easier.
An 11 years old kid lying on the ground in a dark room crying, shaking, and trembling with intense pain in both of his ears. The pain was similar to as if someone was hitting with some sharp object inside his ears and every time he would feel the shock of pain, he would pull both of his ears while enduring the pain. The pain would raise every couple of second and with each shock of pain, the kid would lose part of the hope that he had of surviving. He would experience so intense pain that he had never anticipated and all he could think of that “he is about to die.” This was the experience that I felt when I had a severe ear infection in both of my ears.
My interest in public interest law, nonprofit advocacy, and social justice began at a very young age. My passion was influenced by my upbringing, as well as my journey down a path different from what my family and culture envisioned. It is this same divergent path that has led me to me to pursue the legal profession today.
The career of Psychiatry is an interesting career because of how extensive the aspects of the mind are. This research will describe the career of Psychiatry, what is required to become a successful Psychiatrist, and the impact this career has on society.
Introduction to Personality Lillian Tracey Hayes PSY/405 April 26, 2014 Les Binnix. Introduction to Personality The concept of personality is not easy to define. Researchers give examples or perceptions to define the personality; however, there are different theories that explain personality. Personality is what makes each person unique and individual and each person has different patterns of behavior, attitudes, and traits that combine to create personality. There are biological and environmental aspects of life that shape the development of personality and differing perceptions of experiences that contribute to differences between people.
There are many different qualifications one must meet in order to join the field of psychiatry, apart from just education. A lot goes into this career, including personality requirements as well. Not only does someone need several years of education, a board certification, and many degrees stating that they know what to do in this field, but they also need to be the correct mind set. In order to be a psychiatrist someone needs to be able to “understand the speech of another person” according to the article “Physical Demands”, and must always have a passive attitude to deal with the conflicts of
To become a psychiatrist, students desiring this job, would have to obtain a bachelor degree in science, a year of organic and inorganic chemistry, a year of biology, a year of mathematics and one year of physics. The student would be in school for 12 years, to learn everything about psychiatry. The student would have to obtain a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Medicine (MD). To become a psychiatrist, The student would have to do the same training as a doctor would. The student will learn about the body as well as the mind and how to treat all types of illnesses. The student will have to pass internal medicine, neurology, emergency medicine and many other courses. When deciding on which sub-specialty, The student could choose between: emergency psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and many more. After acquiring a D.O. or an M.D., the student will have to spend four years in residency, which means getting hands-on experience with patients. After four years of residency the student will take a state exam and become licensed. The student will have to become certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology ...
I began to get fascinated by our capitalist world’s economy at a very early age of my life. Growing up, I was incredibly curious to unravel how systems function, and this curiosity developed into a burning desire to learn how processes and organizations operate and run our world. As I started my first job, I realized how much I needed to be better acquainted with the science of money making and the scientific approaches to money management. Later on in my life, being within a company system, I wanted to see the big picture by learning where such a company stands in the midst of all other business interactions locally and internationally. Being involved in the company’s practices I started analyzing the methods used by my managers, the causes and consequences of their managerial choices.
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment I knew I wanted to become a psychologist because as previously stated, the journey is complex and dates back to my childhood. When I was four years old, my parents adopted my 14 year old cousin after both her parents passed away. Her father died of AIDS while in
When I began my studies at the University of Northern Iowa, I had an interest in the field of psychology, but I was not yet sure that I wanted to pursue a career in that area. The classes that I consequently took and the professors that taught them solidified my desire to receive a degree in psychology.
Personal statement My decision to apply to study health psychology arises from the desire to enter a caring profession. Health psychology involves hard work and desire to help others and improve their quality of life, of which I am dedicated to do. I have always had a passion for Psychology, and it has been in the last three years of studying Psychology that I have discovered my infatuation for health psychology. I believe I am a committed and mature individual and my goal to pursue a career as a health psychologist has been strengthened through gaining experience alongside my studies.
Psychology has allowed me to learn about the famous the nature vs nurture debate, taking both genetics and environmental factors into consideration. Endlessly, I have been encouraged by exploring theories and psychologists ranging from Freud to Milgram, developing my analytical skills. Just recently, I was able to carry out a group experiment on the correlation between anxiety and depression, with my own hypothesis, which allowed me to research both aspects in great detail. This allowed me to develop my understanding outside the classroom, as the subject profoundly ranges from theory to the practical element. Too, I have improved significantly since the start of my course up until now and believe that a challenge is motivating and would make me work to my full potential.