• Question: what inspired/interested you to become a psychologist?

    Asked by anon-216135 to Robert, Olly, Nicola, Jasmin, Dennis, Caroline on 12 Jun 2019. This question was also asked by anon-216312.
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      Oliver Clabburn answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      I had some really good lecturers during my A-levels and under graduate degree. They made it seem really interesting which inspired me.

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      Dennis Relojo-Howell answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      It was my high school teacher who inspired me to do psychology at uni. She did psychology herself and she talks a lot about psychology in the class.

      I find psychology interesting because it is such a varied field. There are many subfields in psychology. For instance, I did a research project on health psychology for my MSc, but now I have also developed an interest in cyberpsychology and mental health.

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      Jasmin Moon answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      Even when I was young I was interested in other people and why they behave in certain ways, so studying Psychology seemed to make a lot of sense to me. I really enjoyed studying A-level Psychology, so much so that I went on to do a degree and a master’s degree in it!

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      Robert Dempsey answered on 12 Jun 2019:

      I think just being curious about why people are the way they are started me off on the journey to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Asking questions about why some people behave in particular ways… why some people have these various mental health experiences… I was lucky to have some inspiring lecturers at university who gave me inspiration to go into research a bit later on (not always directly – just hearing them talk about their work fascinated me)

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      Nicola Johnstone answered on 13 Jun 2019:

      I was curious about the brain and the ways we can study it – it looked really cool!

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      Caroline Brett answered on 15 Jun 2019:

      I was really fascinated in people – what makes them tick, why they act the way they do, how they interact with one another. I never studied psychology at school but almost as soon as I found out what it was, that was what I wanted to do