How the opportunity to understand the human mind

How we behave begins from how we think and the idea that our thoughts are the foundations of the actions we depict has always fascinated me. To me psychology is like a cave full of knowledge about the human mind, learning about the contributions of psychologists that have given us the opportunity to understand the human mind better, from the basics of how the brain functions to treating detrimental mental illnesses. I have always had an interest in science ever since I was first exposed to it. My first time learning psychology was during my A levels (henceforth, I have been hooked on it). Even before A levels, psychology had always intrigued me so I always updated myself on inspiring articles on Psychology Today and TED talks. It is the realisation that psychology plays a crucial role in our lives in everything we do is what makes it much more of a compelling subject to learn.Personally, I have always been intrigued by cognitive as well as biopsychology in explaining how different brain areas control how we process information from varying stimuli. Along with Psychology, I take Biology and Chemistry for my A levels. Chemistry has helped me give a clearer understanding of the components of the drugs which affect our neurotransmitter levels. Moreover, Biology has taught me the anatomy of our brain which can be linked to specific cortices that affect the way we think and react. Furthermore, Biology had made me understand the neuronal functions and structures integrated into our body which…Immigrating to England from Nepal as a diligent, young child, I quickly learned to adapt to the apparent social differences between the cultures and overcome the language barrier I encountered as English is not my mother tongue. This made me a stronger and more resilient being. In the midst of my studies, I heardFurthermore, I have volunteered to the Alzheimer’s Society where I will be on a one to one basis with an Alzheimer’s patient which will help me understand the disorder.During my gap year, I will be applying for a volunteering role where I’ll be travelling to Ghana and working in a hospital in the psychiatric department to expand my understanding mental health problems and gain insight to real life hospital settings.   There are still untapped potentials within psychologyClinical psychologist