Aspirations of A Future Psychologist

"Become what you are not yet" - Saint Augustine. When you daydream, who do you hope to become in the future?

What makes a human tick? The brain, the mind, the personality? Why do we act the way that we do? How do we sense and perceive the world around us?

I am an inquisitive person. A trait I believe to be very important in the field of psychology. I feel a desire to ask these questions and search for solutions. The different perspectives of psychology, like cognitive or psychodynamic, intrigue me because they take such diverse viewpoints on mental illness, social interactions, and learning. Likewise, I am fascinated by the perspectives of everyday people because I have always been fascinated by the concept of putting myself in someone else’s shoes. Everyone hears sound differently, sees color differently, overall people are unique. I have a desire to study Psychology so that I can have a better understanding of myself. Once I know how the individual functions, I can channel that knowledge into understanding others.

The human mind is so complex to me, but the way that people describe it facsinates me even more. From the biological perspective we are merely many chemical reactions working together, where from a psychodynamic perspective we are the product of our upbringing. I personally believe that we are shaped by all of the...

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