Why Psychology?. Psychology Is The Study Of People.Psychology
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Why Psychology? Psychology is the study of people. Psychology explores mental aspects, attitudes, behaviors; things that make us individual and unique. I’ve always been interested in people, their interactions with others, and what makes a person tick. When I initially decided to go back to school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study but I was sure I wanted it to be a discipline focused on people. I considered obtaining a degree in social work but that didn’t quite fit my career goals. After doing some research into psychology, I was immediately interested as it served to answer some of the many questions I’ve always had about human interactions and behaviors. The courses I’ve taken to date have equipped me with quite a bit of…show more content…
One of the behavioral psychology courses I took focused on positive and negative reinforcements and how they are used to train animals. With the information I learned I was able to assist my niece in training her new puppy with some basic commands. Child psychology teaches about the different mental and physical changes a child goes through from conception to adulthood.
The courses I have taken have given me a bit of understanding when interacting and communicating with other people. I am interested in the behaviors of people in general so I have always been rather attentive when it comes to psychology. I would like to learn as much as I can in an effort to better develop my skills and to choose the best career option that will allow me to help as many people as possible. I think that in some aspects of life we could all benefit by learning to understand one another a little better and psychology opens the door to a deeper understanding. We are only able to change negative aspects of society once we begin to learn why people exhibit certain behaviors. I eventually want to counsel families that are in trouble. I feel as though this is my calling in life and I am excited about the opportunities I will have and the possibilities that arise when we fully delve into the mental and behavioral elements that cause certain behaviors.
My career goals are to continue my education after obtaining my bachelor’s degree in an effort to become a Licensed