Hey everyone... Why don't we get started with what actually got us interested in psych?
I am from Latvia... Spent my teenage years with all the wrong people... Got into fights and gangs... And when people around me started to become subjects of different problems, addictions and so on... I just did everything to change... Currently I am in the UK, studying psychology which was my way out of all that... And my goal is to help other kids not to go down the wrong way... :)
My former history teacher's father is a psychologist, so in 10th grade he gave a mini-lecture on various ego defense mechanisms. I don't even remember what the pretense was, I just knew that the stuff fascinated me. I went into college undecided, and over the course of three semesters the only classes that didn't drive me crazy were the series of psych courses I took. So, now it's my major. Woot.
Research is my goal, I don't trust myself to solve my own problems, nevermind others.
I'm still only a beginner so my input probably isn't very exciting. I first just read a few books and got hooked, then decided to take it for A level and although I'm far from the best in class, I still love it :)
I think the reason I got interested was Hitchcock´s Psycho.The idea of SPOILER ALERT a person having two personalities fascinated me so much.At the age of 11 I started reading anything psychology related I could find... SPOILER ALERT
Of course I later learnerd that there were many things besides psychopathologies,but that was what got my attention.
Now I´m really into neuroscience and cognitive.My goal is to especialize in both and use them to help chidren with learning disabilities....