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What extra-curricular activities can i do to show and interest in Psychology? watch

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    Hi so I've thought of volunteering at a care home and attending lectures on certain psychological issues..but thats about it.
    can you suggest any more?
    thank you
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    learning to speak English
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    (Original post by versari)
    learning to speak English
    Well, damn. ***** just got burnt.
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    (Original post by Marshmallow14)
    Hi so I've thought of volunteering at a care home and attending lectures on certain psychological issues..but thats about it.
    can you suggest any more?
    thank you
    You could find a particular niche in psychology that interests you and read around that...
    ...that's what I've done for English anyway
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    so.. is it me or has there been of late an outbreak of people starting sentences with the word "so"? As though a prior conversation had taken place we weren't aware of...(so irritating)
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    (Original post by versari)
    learning to speak English
    lol you are not helping, also i dont get it.
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    thank you!!!
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    You could find a particular niche in psychology that interests you and read around that...
    ...that's what I've done for English anyway
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    (Original post by versari)
    so.. is it me or has there been of late an outbreak of people starting sentences with the word "so"? As though a prior conversation had taken place we weren't aware of...(so irritating)
    and that's helpful to the OP because?
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    (Original post by versari)
    so.. is it me or has there been of late an outbreak of people starting sentences with the word "so"? As though a prior conversation had taken place we weren't aware of...(so irritating)
    so..i dont really know about this conversation that people have been having like why wasnt i invited?
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    (Original post by giadamicolucci)
    I don't know if this may be helpful to you , but I volunteered
    with an asylum seekers centre and as a bedside reader to read aloud to terminally ill and elderly people, I attended different lectures on various psychology-related topics and I did collaborate with a psychology student to an experimental psychodiagnostic test administration on narcissism and psychopathy for a research project. Actually I did all these things before deciding to apply for Psychology so I'm not particularly sure they're significant enough...
    wow,thank you so much all of these are so helpful.
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    (Original post by Jess_x)
    and that's helpful to the OP because?

    ...because being able to speak English matters.
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    (Original post by versari)
    ...because being able to speak English matters.
    She can speak English, you were criticizing her conversational tone, which, given that this was in a conversational context, was unnecessarily acerbic. She didn't ask for you to point out issues with her writing style, anyway, she asked you a question
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    If you honestly think that then you need to learn English too
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    (Original post by versari)
    If you honestly think that then you need to learn English too
    ok lyk i think its best 2 lef it der den
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    (Original post by Jess_x)
    She can speak English, you were criticizing her conversational tone, which, given that this was in a conversational context, was unnecessarily acerbic. She didn't ask for you to point out issues with her writing style, anyway, she asked you a question
    i actually love you
    I don't really understand what was particularly wrong with my English,
    But thank youuuu
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    look at young's rat-running experiments of 1937 and you'll see how important things can easily be overlooked.....

    no offense intended btw.
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    (Original post by versari)
    look at young's rat-running experiments of 1937 and you'll see how important things can easily be overlooked.....

    no offense intended btw.
    Thank you
    Also no worries
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    You don't need ECs to boost your psych application.

    Read around the topics, watch/attend uni lectures.
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    Read some books about the topics which interest you most in Psychology, and state which ones you've read. Think of real-life situations you've experienced where you can apply psychological principles and mention them. Name-drop a few top psychologists (not Freud, everyone will mention him) and explain why you find their theories or experiments fascinating/interesting or open to debate.

    I struggled with my Psychology personal statement and then I realised you don't actually need tons of extra-curriculars/work experience to show a passion for the subject.
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    (Original post by Jabberwox)
    Read some books about the topics which interest you most in Psychology, and state which ones you've read. Think of real-life situations you've experienced where you can apply psychological principles and mention them. Name-drop a few top psychologists (not Freud, everyone will mention him) and explain why you find their theories or experiments fascinating/interesting or open to debate.

    I struggled with my Psychology personal statement and then I realised you don't actually need tons of extra-curriculars/work experience to show a passion for the subject.
    Thank you so much, this is really helpful, i was getting really worried
 
 
 
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