aznshorty1900 3 / 4 Nov 29, 2006 #1Thanks for all the help Sarah and if you could please correct this last essay, I would be EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!!Simon Chu11-06-1987Personal StatementWhat is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the field developed and any experience you have had in the field such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities and what you have gained from your activities.College majors are one of the toughest decisions that students across the world make. Being an incoming junior, I have to choose diligently as the major I select will have a big impact on my life. Psychology is the major I intend to major in because my interest in this field grew due to my life experiences and my employment. When I started to work at Albertson's, a grocery store, I saw a need for reform. One day on a break from working, I saw a drunk who came into my store and started yelling. I realized he must have had a mental disorder and I never saw him again. This incident persuaded me that our society needed to be treated for disorders. When I entered the doors of my psychology class at Merritt College, Mr. Slaughter, psychology teacher, greeted me and welcomed me into his class. I began to get interested into subjects such as phobias and disorders. A disorder that made me admire psychology was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was a disorder that was common in war veterans. Psychology has influenced me to be more accepting of mental patients and I hope to major in this field.