My focus of study is English. I chose English to be my focus of study because I was indecisive about what I wanted to major in college, and I always felt that if I was indecisive, I could always use English for anything. Over this past year, I’ve actually been more intrigued by the sciences and psychology. English has actually become one of the most annoying subjects to me, which is weird because I’ve always excelled in English, so yeah.
My current career interest is to become a Cognitive Development/Delays Research Psychologist.
To be honest, I don’t really know where I got the idea of being a Cognitive Development/Delays Research Psychologist from. I think it came from me being interested in Psychology, and then having people always tell me that I’m good with kids. But to be honest, it’s not that I don’t like kids, it’s just I don’t wanna have to deal with them, unless they’re mine. But whenever I’m around kids, they always have such a great time with me – maybe because I’m a big kid myself. Lol. But the interest in cognitive development/delays, I guess stemmed from that. Yes, I’d be doing research on and with children, but I would not always have to be around them and disciplining them – I’d be more of the person behind the scenes.
I’m sure though, that if I focused mainly on psychology in college my focus within it would probably change, and I think that’s okay, but for right now, I’m really interested in answering the “Why?” questions I have about humans, and I think the best way to answer that is looking back at where everything stemmed from. In order to become an adult, you have to be a child first, and I think studying cognitive development/delays is a good way to start answering those questions.
Maranda – are you familiar with any organizations in the city that are doing work that’s similar to what you’re interested in? You should do some research into this as a way of helping you to narrow your interests. Are your interests in a specific condition (like autism), or in how educators (or parents) can support kids with cognitive delays, or in toys, or .. ?
Thanks for your post!
Im interested in reading your answers to the “why” questions about humans . I also want to know, if you’ve developed a question that you would like to design your senior project around.
Your topic is really good, I am really interested in cognitive development and how it delays psychology research. This is a very interesting topic.
M – please post your break activities + answer the questions above.
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