Making Decisions

I am writing this more as a benefit to myself rather than to readers, but it occurred to me that some of you may be going through similar situations and it’s always comforting to know that.

I am currently in the midst of writing my personal statement for university. For those of you who don’t know, a personal statement is a little bit like a CV. It states why you want to do that particular course and why the uni should choose you to go there. I am in the process of writing mine at the moment and the deadline for applications is 1st November.

However, I am having somewhat of an internal crisis – I can’t decide between two of my favourite things: Law or Psychology.

From the age of about 12 I have wanted to be a clinical psychologist. Because of my own experiences I wanted to use those to help others through mental health issues. Since then I have done Psychology GCSE and currently studying Psychology A level. I was all set for studying Psychology at university. Then when I went to choose my subjects for A level I wanted to do something which I had never done before and was different, so I chose Law. Since I started I have loved every minute of it – our teacher is amazing and the content is fascinating. I’ve learnt about legal careers and am desperate to become a Barrister.

The problem now, is that I can’t decide which subject I should study. I get similar good grades in both and enjoy both equally. I am tempted to do Law because that’s what I want to have a career in but with psychology I have the option of doing a 1 year conversion course to law afterwards and still retain the option of carrying on to become a clinical psychologist. If I do Law then I feel like I’m cheating on Psychology (do you get that?) but what if I do Psychology and spend the entire time wishing I was doing Law or vide versa? I can’t imagine not studying either one.

I just needed to have a little ramble to myself and maybe to others too. 🙂

Obviously no one can make the decision for me, but if you have any advice on how to make a decision which feels right, please please leave a comment below, along with your experience of making big decisions!

Megssaskia x

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The Matching Hypothesis

This is very different to my usual relaxed and casual posts, but I’ve been thinking about this theory for a while now and I need a ramble about it. I do A level Psychology and the current project is on the Matching Hypothesis. Hopefully some of you are aware of what this theory explains/proposes but most people I’ve asked about have no idea about it. The Matching Hypothesis proposes that people are more likely to have long standing relationships with someone who is as equally attractive as they are. It was just one of those theories where certain things just start to make sense and you just think yes that’s why. It also suggests that if the two people differ greatly in physical attractiveness, then the less attractive person has some compensating quality, such as wealth or status.

I am not 100% sure I agree with this theory, because there are so many circumstances in which relationships are formed, therefore it simply cannot be accountable for all relationships. I also think it represents us humans as being very shallow beings, which I also do not agree with – I mean, yes some people are very shallow, but a lot are also not.

However, I do think it’s an awesome explanation and I’m sure you can think of a few couples who fit this description.

I know that was a short blog post but I wanted to write it quickly whilst I still had the thought in my head. I’d love to hear your views on this theory – do you agree with it?

Megssaskia x

P.S the featured image is not mine, I found it on google.