Psychology And The Chicano Perspective Towards Psychology

939 Words Jan 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
For a long time now I have been interested in the field of psychology. The way people behave and why they do certain actions has captivated my attention. As an undergraduate student, I have enjoyed the subject and have been engaged in diverse fields of psychology and studied the Chicano perspective towards psychology. I plan to continue expanding my knowledge and improve my research and counseling skills, as well as study psychology at a higher level.
I have a diverse ethnic background. I was born and raised in Mexico City, a the age of thirteen, I came to the United States in search of a better life. I did not know the English language and the American culture, but as time passed, I was able to understand the basics of the language. I had a very difficult time during my first years of high school. It took me several attempts, long hours of studying, and extra help from tutors to pass the California High School Exit Exam. When my senior year concluded, I became the first in my family to graduate from high school.
Although I met all the requirements for graduation, I did not have all the courses and credits that UC and CSU required for admission. After graduation, I enrolled at a local community college, but because of my legal status in this country, I was unable to get financial aid assistance. Nevertheless, my parents helped me to pay for two classes each semester. After the approval of the Deferred Action Act, I was able to get a social security number and a full…
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