I really enjoyed my science classes (especially biology) in high school and university, but I wanted to do hands-on research working with children—psychology was the field that allowed me to do that.
Developmental psychology pushes me to be creative and inspired, and that’s why I love it! As developmental psychologists, we often study infants and young children who have yet to fully develop the language abilities to “tell” us what they know and remember. We must, therefore, be creative and inspired to design fun tasks and toys that the little ones can use to happily “show” us their early abilities.
I’m getting into studying how young children acquire numerical knowledge and maths skills.
I like to Google animal images and discover things that are often overlooked. For example, I have come to appreciate how zebras have such long and gorgeous eyelashes!