In 2004, a fourteen-year-old girl was pregnant with her father’s child. How astonishing it can be to imagine that this little girl had been raped by her father, by other males with her father’s assistance, and by her grandfather with her grandmother’s help for many times for eight years. She cannot bear these inhumane behaviors anymore, so she reported those inhuman males to police and accused those inhumane males of their illegal and unethical behaviors to court. While the court has sentenced her father to life imprison, those disgusting males to prison for years, and regained justice for little girl, this incident has left an indelible shadow on the heart of this little girl forever. She would not dare to communicate with any male anymore. She did not dare to show up in front of crowds. She would bear unfair shame and ridiculous paradox, and receive peculiar look from the public. She would suffer all this bitterness by herself forever. As a girl, I was sympathetic about her sufferings, and I was eager to help her break away from psychological pains and step out of her psychological shadows as soon as possible with my wisdom and tiny power, so I want to apply for the major of psychology.
In my undergraduate years, I have taken a course named criminal psychology. This course was aimed at researching criminals psychological changes during criminal process and criminals’ personalities. For example, those with outbreak personality disorder have traits that they cannot control their behavior outbreak with changeable emotion and unstable interpersonal relationship. And those with antisocial personality disorder have characteristics that their behaviors deviate from social code of conduct with strong aggressive and impulsive. This course’s study has unveiled the mystery of psychology.
To intensify my understanding on psychology, I have been taking counselor training courses since May 2018, during which I have learnt many psychological theoretical courses, such as General Psychology and Social Psychology, and have taken many elective courses from Hypnosis, Gestalt, or Satya's treatment and applied courses. Additionally, I have participated in various online seminars, offline sharing sessions and psychological mutual help groups from famous Knowyourself psychological counseling platform. As an intern consultant, I have conducted face-to face consultations with various visitors. By principles of empathy, genuine congruence, and unconditional positive regard from Carl Rogers person-centered therapy theory, I have successfully helped a 15-year-old girl get out of depression and sadness because of her high pressure from unmarried pregnancies and abortion from her indifference and suspicious attitude towards my consultancy to her support and recognition to my work, the experience of which has not only implanted confidence to my future explore in psychology but also laid a solid foundation for my future in-depth study in the area of psychology.
During my work, I have skillfully employed psychological knowledge to solve problems at work. Throughout my work at Australia, I have skillfully applied behavioral psychology knowledge to conduct business negotiation. For example, when negotiators constantly rubbed the chair handles and unconsciously touch cups, these behaviors showed that they were anxious to finish the negotiation. Having skilfully caught negotiators’ eagerness to complete the negotiation, I have deliberately delayed the time so as to aggravate negotiators’ impatience. Consequently, negotiators agreed to the conditions that they shouldn’t have been approved of because of their anxiety, and then I have created some profits for the company. And when negotiators constantly tapped desktop with fingers, this behaviour showed that they did not have any trump card and they were waiting for our move. Having fully captured their passive situation in the negotiation, I put forward many conditions favorable to us and seized the negotiation initiatives. After painstaking efforts, I have also achieved thorough success in the negotiation and made profits for the company.
As far as I know, China is still at the initial period in the research of psychology, and many psychological problems cannot be solved in China yet. I know that University of Edinburgh, at the forefront of knowledge since it was founded in 1583, offers such psychology program that provides detailed coverage of all core aspects of psychology including developmental, social, cognitive, biological and neuropsychology, and individual differences. I believe in such a stimulating and challenging environment, I will learn the most professional psychological knowledge and be able to explore different treatment towards different psychological problems under different circumstances.
Nowadays, some criminals skillfully employ hypnosis to nest out people’s personal information so as to make profits. In the long run, besides devoting myself to solving adolescents’ psychological problems, I will also commit myself to exploring a series of treatments to help people get out of any economic loss due to lacking of knowledge in psychology. Chances available, I will set up counseling workshop to help as many as people get out of psychological disorder.
It would be highly appreciated if you can take my application into careful consideration.