‘ in 1970 a girl, a victim of abuse and neglect was brought into the light of Los Angeles, however she struggled to walk and could not talk as she suffered from prevented linguistic development, this child named the feral child, known as Genie.' Only the depths of psychology can even begin to explain why Genie was so feral, Bowlby’s theory explained how Genie suffered due to the lack of carer sensitivity that should have been given as a reaction to her social releasers during the critical period. It is this sense of discovery and understanding about the human mind and its functions that I have acquired during an A-level psychology course that fascinates me and leaves me hooked on the plan of studying psychology at university. From this I hope to then study a further three years doctorate which will allow be to work as a chartered clinical psychologist, a job that will captivate me greatly.
My A-level subjects allowed me to broaden my understanding of psychology further. Biology allowed me to further understand the more biological approaches (such as the biological approach to psychoanalysis). Chemistry allowed me to understand these aspects further as the chemical aspect of processes is explained. All of my A-level subjects have prepared me for the understanding and evaluative skills I need to study a degree in Psychology. During my Biology coursework in my AS year, I proved I could effectively make a clear judgement, and structure my argument with evidence and evaluation in a concise report. I feel this skill will enable me to evaluate
Psychological theories and construct my psychology dissertation effectively. History and Psychology at a level has enabled me to critically evaluate approaches, this will enable me to successfully evaluate theories such as Freud’s psychodynamic approach.
For the past 14 years I have been...