Essay on Psychology Is The Most Interesting Of All Fields

1132 Words Sep 21st, 2016 5 Pages
“Psychology is the most interesting of all fields. It’s the most interesting because it’s about us. It’s about the most important and intimate aspects of our lives. It’s about our memory of things. It’s about our dreams, love and hate. It’s about morality, our sense of right and wrong. It’s about when things go wrong as in depression or anxiety. It’s about happiness. It’s about everything that happens to us.” ~ Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology – Yale University

I am seeking a career in psychology specializing in counseling. As with many sensitive and compassionate people who find themselves driven to pursue a career in this field, my life has been in many ways a response to my own psychological challenges and trauma, often beginning very early on and continuing throughout my career in the military as well as my civilian life after the military. I have had a desire to work with people for a long time and have always been fascinated with human behavior and understanding how the mind works. As you read further into my background I think you’ll agree that I have a great deal of practical knowledge in the field of psychology through past experiences. Ever since my teen years I have developed quite an interest in the human mind. How it works, what motivates it, the emotions, feelings and thoughts that lead to certain behavior. That has always been very exciting to me. When I was younger, probably 12 or 13 years old, I went…

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