Psychology Personal Statement
My whole life can be defined from one psychology term to another. For most of my life I’ve had a turbulent upbringing. My father lives in Southern Ireland as he and my mother separated when I was 3. And I was bought up as an only child in a dysfunctional single parent household.
I was neglected to an extent and was emotionally repressed throughout my teenage years. I spent time in foster care which was a very different atmosphere to the one I had experience my whole life.
And in the few years I spent in a foster home I worked on building my life to a standard where I was in control of myself emotionally and I could pursue gaining an education.
I feel that my drive for self improvement is a beneficial asset within my education and that helps me to focus on what I want to accomplish. I am realistic about the challenges that come with gaining a degree but I feel that my personal experiences give me a determination to succeed and have made me ready to deal with stressful situations.
I am not naïve to the amount of work that is involved in gaining a degree and I feel that I am ready to undertake the work and put the effort in to better myself.
Psychology is my subject of choice, whilst studying it at a level I realised that it is a discipline that I can really learn from. I am fascinated by it’s theories and I can relate my life to so many of them.
I don’t just understand this subject educationally but I feel connected to it emotionally and now I want to take that further, to become intimate with the discipline and to make a career out of that.
Psychology is something that I can see myself spending the rest of my life working in, I have spent many years building a good and stable life for myself and now I want to take that further and really accomplish something that years ago I thought would never be possible, and I believe that psychology is the right choice for me and the right path to take as I enter the next stage of my life.
This personal statement was written by Jade17 for application in 2010.
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