Psychology Personal Statement

I have always been intrigued by what goes around in peoples minds. I was a odd child who always managed to be an outsider and invariably observed others.

Why some people act the way they do. Why people choose certain things and eliminate others. How some people survive certain challenges in life while others fail to.

Questions like these have always concerned my mind. We are such complex creatures. The complexity of our mind is endless and this is so astonishing to me.

At the moment I am just an amateur and I find every aspect of psychology intriguing. Cultural psychology, because I grew up moving a lot and constantly learned to fit in to new environments and dealt with different mentalities.

Psycholinguistics , because of the bilingual home I have come to grow up in and just the fact that we humans communicate and understand each other in so many different ways is interesting to me.

Child psychology is another aspect I feel deeply for. Understanding the mind of a little child is not always that simple.

I never felt understood as young so I suppose part of me just wants to vindicate that.

As at the moment I am interested in everything although I know most universities claim applicants to choose a specific area , I am going to stick to an amateur choice for now.

I am very sure that during my first years I will most definitely have a better idea of which area I would like to get more involved in.

The achievements I hope to get out of my studies is simply a better understanding of myself and others .To be able to really understand a human being deep down at their very core is astonishing to me.

Most importantly understanding myself and become more conscious would probably be my biggest accomplishment. I strongly believe that we have to understand and deal with ourself first before we try and heal others.

Apart from my childhood and my general interest in psychology , one other thing that really got me wondering was a meditation trip I did a year ago.

I took a 10 day course on vipassana meditation far away from home. I had to be strictly silent under the whole time and I had absolutely no contact with the outer world except just seeing others on the course while we got our meals twice a day although we were not allowed to speak to each other. No books, television,phones or anything similar was allowed.

All we were supposed to do was to meditate constantly with few breaks and few hours sleep.

This was probably one of the hardest challenges but definitely one of the most giving I have done in my life so far. I came face to face with myself which I believe we do not often do. It made me realise some important points and aspects of myself and most importantly got me in to psychology properly.

Since then I have been in to meditating. I believe that with the right amount of meditation so we can spiritually grow and become more aware and psychotherapy so we can find resolutions for fear, woundness and unfinished business from the past, we can become happy and find liberation.

At present I am taking a English course in Södertörns university in Stockholm. This so I can keep myself active and gain more knowledge on the English language until I start my program in the UK.

I am also working in a supermarket so I can save up money for my move where I often meet so many different types of people which I find very interesting.

Although I grew up in Sweden, I am originally from Bangladesh who used to be one of Britain's colonies and I suppose that is appealing to me in a way.

Besides that, a certificate from the UK is highly respected internationally so I could start my carrier anywhere with that certificate which is even more appealing.

I have been there plenty of times and know the realities of living there and how fortunate I will be if I get a chance to study there.

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This personal statement was written by tatatanisha for application in 2010.

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i would love some honest feedback!! My english isnt so good but english unfortunatly isnt my first language but hope this is still good enough though.

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I have always been intrigued

I have always been intrigued by what goes around in people's minds. I was aN odd child who always managed to be an outsider and invariably observed others. Why DO some people act the way they do? Why DO people choose certain things and eliminate others? How DO some people survive certain challenges in life while others fail to DO SO? Questions SUCH AS these have always concerned my mind. We, AS HUMAN BEINGS, are such complex creatures. The complexity of our mind is endless and this is VERY astonishing to me.
At the moment I am just an amateur and I find every aspect of psychology intriguing. ONE OF THOSE ASPECTS IS Cultural psychology. IN MY CHILDHOOD, MY FAMILY AND I movED ALOT and HAD TO constantly learned to ADAPT to new environments. ANOTHER ASPECT I AM INTERESTED IN IS Psycholinguistics. The bilingual home I have come to grow up in and just the fact that we humans communicate and understand each other in so many different ways is interesting to me. Child psychology is a THIRD aspect I feel deeply ABOUT. Understanding the mind of a little child is not AS simple. I never felt understood aT A young AGE, so I suppose part of me just wants to vindicate that. As at the moment, I am interested in MORE THAN ONE AREA OF PSYCHOLOGY. [[[Although I know most universities claim applicants to choose a specific area , I am going to stick to an amateur choice for now.]]](I TINK U SHUD TAKE THIS ENTIRELY OUT) I am very POSITIVE that during my first years I will most definitely have a better idea of which area I would like to BE involved WITH. The achievements I hope to get out of my studies is simply a better understanding of myself and others. To be able to really understand a human being deep down at their very core is astonishing to me. Most importantly, understanding myself and becomING more conscious would probably be my biggest accomplishment. I strongly believe that we have to understand and deal with ourselVES first before tryING and HELP/AID/ others.
Apart from my childhood and my general interest in psychology, a meditation trip I WENT ON a year ago INTRIGUED ME A GREAT DEAL. I took a 10 day course on vipassana meditation (STATE THE LOCATION). I had to be strictly UNDER SILENCE the ENTIRE time and I had absolutely no contact with the outer world except while we HAD our meals twice a day. We were not allowed to speak to each other, READ, OR USE ANY KIND OF ELECTRONICS. All we were to do was meditate constantly with few breaks and few hours sleep. This was probably one of the MOST challengING but MOST DEFINITELY giving THINGS I have done in my life so far. I came face to face with myself which I believe we do not often do. It made me realise some important points and aspects of myself and most importantly got me INTO psychology properly. Since then I have been STARTED PRACTICING meditatiON ON MY OWN. I believe that with the right amount of meditation we can spiritually grow and become more aware OF OUR INNER SELF. I CONSIDER IT TO BE A FORM OF psychotherapy. We can find resolutions for fear, woundness and unfinished business from the past. We can become happy and find liberation.
At present I am taking a English course in Södertörns university in Stockholm. This so TO keep myself active and gain more knowledge on the English language until I start my program in the UK. I am CURRENTLY working in a supermarket AS A ..., where I often meet so many different types of people which I find very interesting.
Although I grew up in Sweden, I am originally from Bangladesh whICH used to be one of Britain's colonies and I suppose that is appealing to me in a CERTAIN way. (HOW IS IT APPEALING?) Besides that, a certificate from the UK is highly respected internationally so I could start my CAREER anywhere with that certificate which is even more appealing. I have been there plenty of times and know the realities of living there and how fortunate I will be if I get a chance to study there.

>>ok so i did a lil sprucing up in ur PS,fixed a bit of grammar...just maybe u shuld use the thesaurus and expand on ur vocabulary dont show that u lack in any way in the language, even if u said u duno it much
>>>maybe u shuld mention y u want a degree in psychology...what u wana do in the future, how the degree will help u wit a career in psych

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