Complete a personal statement that includes the following: (1) Explain how your professional experience and academic background make you an ideal candidate for doctoral study (1 page). (2) Describe your specific area of interest. Explain how conducting research in this area will help you fulfill your career objectives (1 page). (3) Select 2 scholarly research-based articles. Explain each article’s theoretical and methodological relevance to your chosen area of research.
Precisely describe why and how the research in each article selection pertains to your area of research interest. Indicate the strengths and weaknesses of each article’s research (1 page per article). (4) Describe your future career goals upon completion of this program (1 page). (5) Include a reference list using American Psychological Association (APA) style (1 page). Please include citations throughout this personal statement where applicable.