First of all, hi, I’m Brit. Or in some countries, Brit ‘the guru’ Miller. But only in some.

I’ve recently enrolled on an Access to Higher Education Course designed to give me access to higher education. The Access course is broken down into three main subjects, usually of your own choosing. I was late in applying, and although I am doing the Mathematics course I’d always dreamed of, I’ve also been enrolled in both Psychology and Business Studies.

At first I was disappointed with this result; that was until Psychology changed my life.

Each week, I will try to teach you psychology as I was taught myself; so begins Psychology 1:01.

There are three essential things to becoming a World Class Psychologist:

1) Flamboyant hand gestures

2) A beard

3) Possibly the most important; the essence to becoming a psychologist is talking about things absolutely no one gives a fuck about.

Master these three, you’ve mastered the mind.

These may sound simple, but my word, things were thrown up-side down after my first three hours.

Our teacher decided to show us the radical world of psychological profiling. This is where they picked a person to build a profile on, based on their life. Our teacher chose Mr. Adolf Hitler.

A Walter C Langer built the first psychological profile of a political world leader under intense pressure from the American government. After several months of intensive background study and insider information, Walter C Langer managed to come up with a conclusive evaluation of Hitler.

He was a bad man.

Without this information, we’d probably all be speaking German right now. NEVER underestimate the power of Psychology.

Next week: Learning how to cross your legs and feign interest.

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