Hello everyone, and first of all congratulations to all the new Freshers who got their results out today! 🙂 Glad you made it, hope you’ll enjoy your stay!
Also, a few days ago I got an email with my new modules. And I am so unbelievably excited!
And this is good, considering we couldn’t choose any optional modules for our Second Year. That happens only in Third Year, and I was pretty upset. But not anymore!
Next year’s modules (well actually “next year” sounds so far away, it’s less than two months!) are: Psychology Practical; Cognitive Psychology; Abnormal Psychology and Individual Differences; Social Behaviour and Development; Biological Psychology. Let’s have a look at them, shall we?
Psychology Practical is the module that teaches us how to use statistics and write reports/essays. Basically the one I mentioned in my first post, the one that really worries me. This year I want to get a lot better, because I can’t afford mistakes anymore! (Send help)
Cognitive Psychology should focus on mental processes. I’m not completely sure what to expect from it, but I think it will be similar to last year’s modules on perception and the way the mind deals with acquired data. We’ll see!
Then this year we have Abnormal Psychology and Social Behaviour, which I’m oh-so-stoked for! My favourite aspects of Psychology are those concerning Behaviour. I enjoy investigating what makes us behave the way we do, and also the conditions in which a person’s state of mind doesn’t let them function as they normally would or should. I’m not yet sure what path I want to follow after I graduate, but this is what I’d love to focus on! So I hope these modules will give me a clearer idea of what I’ll be dealing with.
Then we have Biological Psychology. To be honest, I’m not fond of Biology. Of course I know Behaviour is a result of both Biology and Experience (“Nature vs. Nurture” never ends!), although I find the latter way more interesting. But studying them simultaneously! Now, that’s something to look forward to!
But at the end of the day, it’s always Psychology, and that alone makes me very happy. Because you see, Psychology wasn’t part of my school program back in Italy. And being allowed to study what I like for the first time is a gift not many people can truly understand. 🙂
So yeah, I’m excited for pretty much every single module. Good for me, don’t you think? 😉