The paper “Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence Psychology" is a motivating variant of a personal statement on psychology. As a holder of a bachelor’s degree in psychology and management, I am passionate about both fields. The course has equipped me with essential tools to deal with daily undertakings in the field of psychology. For instance, through knowledge of methods and statistics, which I acquired from the book Learning to use statistical tests in psychology, I am able to use SPSS and excel. This is especially handy when conducting research as it allows for effective result analysis when using the Wilcoxon test, man-Whitney test, Kruskal Wallis test, the ANOVA test and the t-test among others. In order to horn my knowledge, I have taken a course on research methods to provide in-depth knowledge on how to compile research papers.I have additionally gained practical experience by working in various fields that require my expertise. Since January of this year, I have been working alongside the school counselor at the International School in the Netherlands. This primarily involves working with adolescents in secondary school, as well as alongside the educational and school psychologist for both the primary and secondary school levels of the International School. While working alongside the school counselor, I shadow during some sessions with students to observe and learn the counseling strategies she employs. Furthermore, while working under the school psychologist, I was assigned a new 11-year-old Japanese student with ADHD and anxiety attacks. My primary duty was to observe and support him during classes and subsequently develop his individual education plan (IEP). Working in the school’s counseling department has enabled me to build my mindfulness and wellbeing by reading many books on these topics. The books have also provided practical information on ways to mentor young student group leaders of between 14 and 18 years of age to build their leadership skills.