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What is it Like? – Julius März

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Julius März


What is it like to be a Psychology student? Three questions for Julius März (Research Master, second year).

What is the most useful thing you learned from psychology?

‘The most useful thing I learned from Psychology is that my own basic perceptions can be fundamentally different from everyone around me. Even though I perceive something as funny, sad, exciting etc., the person next to me might perceive the same thing in a totally different way. Understanding where these differences could possibly arise from, and therefore being able to (at least in part) take the perspective of others, is very fascinating and very useful.’

What do you like and dislike about Psychology at the UvA?

‘I like that the things we are taught are very similar to the things that I will actually need in my academic career. The whole Research Master’s programme is very application oriented. Hence, this makes me feel well prepared for starting a PhD afterwards. I also like that the focus of the courses is very close to the actual research that is done at the departments. That gives me a clear outlook on what the most current topics in psychological research are and where I can potentially jump in with my own research ideas.’

What is home for you?

‘Generally, I think home is not necessarily bound to a certain location. Even though I will always call my parents’ house in Germany, where I grew up, my ‘home’, the house itself doesn’t make it my home. It is more about the feeling that comes along with it. It’s the feeling that you have a place that belongs just to you, where you can truly be yourself and where you are kind of sheltered from everything else that goes on in the rest of the world. Everytime I visit my parents I feel myself shifting back into a different mindset that is tied to all the good memories and feelings that I connect with this place. These things are what makes a place truly ‘home’ for me.’

Julius März


What is it like to be a Psychology student? Three questions for Julius März (Research Master, second year).

 

What is the most useful thing you learned from psychology?

‘The most useful thing I learned from Psychology is that my own basic perceptions can be fundamentally different from everyone around me. Even though I perceive something as funny, sad, exciting etc., the person next to me might perceive the same thing in a totally different way. Understanding where these differences could possibly arise from, and therefore being able to (at least in part) take the perspective of others, is very fascinating and very useful.’

What do you like and dislike about Psychology at the UvA?

‘I like that the things we are taught are very similar to the things that I will actually need in my academic career. The whole Research Master’s programme is very application oriented. Hence, this makes me feel well prepared for starting a PhD afterwards. I also like that the focus of the courses is very close to the actual research that is done at the departments. That gives me a clear outlook on what the most current topics in psychological research are and where I can potentially jump in with my own research ideas.’

What is home for you?

‘Generally, I think home is not necessarily bound to a certain location. Even though I will always call my parents’ house in Germany, where I grew up, my ‘home’, the house itself doesn’t make it my home. It is more about the feeling that comes along with it. It’s the feeling that you have a place that belongs just to you, where you can truly be yourself and where you are kind of sheltered from everything else that goes on in the rest of the world. Everytime I visit my parents I feel myself shifting back into a different mindset that is tied to all the good memories and feelings that I connect with this place. These things are what makes a place truly ‘home’ for me.’

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