From Anshi’s Desk…….
This blog post begins in July 2017, at my secondary school, towards the end of the academic year. There was a large assembly of parents, governors, teachers, esteemed guests e.t.c.
I was in a row with a few other prize winners from my year. The entire row was full of nervousness yet bustling with excitement. Then my name was called; it was a memorable and momentous occasion for me and my family. I walked onto the stage and was warmly greeted by the special guest and headmaster; I felt honoured and proud to walk on that stage. I was handed my award and I walked around the entire hall – which was fairly large – and was followed by a round of applause before I sat. I was exhilarated, however, exhausted at the same time. It was a rather peculiar feeling, but all I can say is that I loved all of it.
The next morning, I opened my award. It was a Waterstones gift card. I was satisfied with my award as I could spend it on anything I wanted. I immediately began looking various books about psychology – as that was one of my many interests. Although I had never studied Psychology before, I had always had a particular interest in how the human body and the brain react to different scenarios. Maybe it was because I had watched many neuroscience documentaries that I just developed an interest? I don’t wish to ponder upon this subject for much longer as I believe it would take an entire day to even come close to the answer.
Whilst I was scouring the internet, I came across this book about Psychology that gave great ideas simple explanations. I thought that this was just the book I required, as I was just dipping my toe into psychology; I did not need something extremely complicated and in-depth as I did not believe that I was at that level of understanding.
As I read, I found the ideas of the book extremely interesting as the basic ideas of the science have now developed into such huge concepts. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in psychology, aged 10+. Here is an image of the book.