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I'm struggling to find things that are related to psychology for my Personal Statment Watch
- 22-07-2014 11:15
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- 22-07-2014 17:44
(Original post by chazwomaq)
- 06-08-2014 20:24
Nonsense. If you have read the book and it has influenced you, put it in.
There are plenty of other great psychology books - I would particularly recommend How the Mind Works by Pinker and Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow by Kahneman
Subversive advice: your personal statement is not that important (as long as you don't seriously mess it up). Many university offers are fairly automatic - if you meet the grade and subject requirements, you get an offer. If you are to be interviewed for the course, then the personal statement might become the subject of the interview, but if not...we don't really look at them that closely (unless there are special circumstances blah blah).
As admission tutors, we don't tend to agonise over personal statements to judge which is the best.
Schools encourage you to put a lot of effort in to make you think about the course(s) you want to study, and to make you feel like you are investing in your future. These are not bad motives.
I've spoken to admissions tutors who have said that they don't really pay much notice to personal statements (since you never know how much help someone recieved over it). However, I think the particular book mentioned (oliver sacks one) given that it is always talked about would not really look very good- of course if the whole personal statement is good it wont matter much anyhow.
- 19-08-2014 13:15
- 09-01-2017 15:56
If you see this, could you please send it to me too, I have the same problem and need all the inspiration I can get.