Personal Essay: What Psychology Means To Me

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What Psychology Means to Me
Everyone in this world is trying to figure out who they are and where they belong. Some people know exactly who they are or what they want to become. Others go along blindly; just going wherever life takes them. But psychology can help people understand other people, and how people think, but it can also help people understand themselves. So this paper is about me, myself and I. This is my life, this is what goes on in my head, this is how I think, and this is me.
This paper is going to have every detail of my life, and how psychology can explain the ways I think. This paper will also have why I think I do the things I do, and why I think the things I think. I always tend to think of myself as a deep thinker, because I like to ask the hard questions, and I like to question others and myself. But now I’m probably going to go deeper than I ever have before.
I feel like the first thing in psychology that applies to my life is adolescent identity status. There are four stages of identity that teenagers can have, the first one being identity moratorium, which is when you are still searching
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My parents also both showed me my love for the outdoors, which inspired me to pursue my path with science and animals. My parents are both very supportive though they do want me to think realistically; because they are both very hard workers and they do everything they can to help us get by. I feel like they are better than most parents too, because they are fun and laid back, and not like parents who expect their child to be perfect in every way, but they are also stern and expect me to at least try my best, and they are not like parents who are permissive and don’t care what their child

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