Psychology/Criminology Personal Statement
I would say that from an early age I have been interested in psychology but that would be a lie. I first became interested in psychology at about ten, when brother got in to trouble and many other disruptions happened in my family. It made me think well why can't they just be normal, what ever normal is?!
Then I realised many people work in many different ways, and most of it is behind the psychology of the person and this is the reason I want to study psychology, to understand the behaviour behind people.
One of the main things I love about psychology is that for every view of behaviour there is a conflicting view point arguing the point.
Also I love learning about what makes people act the way they do, and why some people have no remorse about the bad things what happens in the world.
In A level psychology after we have done our course work we are going to start on the topic of schizophrenia this is a topic I am particularly looking forward to, because I love to understand what makes these people do what they do, and just understand the disorder in its self.
My career plans are hopefully to become a criminal psychologist, working with in the prison service. I understand that within this program of learning I will be studying both the criminal and psychological sides to behaviour and placing the two together in the real world situations.
At the moment in my 3rd year at St Mary's College Blackburn I am studying A2 Psychology, A/S ICT and A/S Law. In the two years before this at St Mary's College I studied English Lit and Sociology both to A2 and got D's however I am re sitting a module in Sociology to try and get my grade to a C.
I re sat my Maths GCSE in my first year here and came out with a C witch I needed to pick up the psychology course at St Mary's College.
I believe that by studying psychology and sociology I already have quite extensive knowledge on society and how it works I do believe that this will help me when studying at university.
I want to go to university as I love the aspect of it helping me achieve my goal in life of becoming a criminal psychologist. Also for the social side of the experience, the people who you meet in side and out side of university is a great way experience the world, while studying a course you love.
I did a weeks work experience in first year of college at a school for severely disabled children in Oswaldtwisle, this helped me to develop my communication skills with the children, with the team I was working and also my skills of being able to work as a group and also individually with the children.
I am hoping to do some more work experience this year, now I am 18 with the probation service or young offenders.
I hope to graduate from university and use the knowledge and understanding I have gained to help other people and understand people better.
By becoming a criminal psychologist and working in prisons or with young people and showing them that there is another way to change your life and this is through getting qualifications, and a good job.
I am a fun loving person, who is willing to learn, I believe I am fairly well organised, my time management and punctuation are great and I can't wait to start the new challenges that wait head of me at university.
This personal statement was written by pinklady for application in 2009.
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